10 Great Powder Foundations for Oil-Free Face

Getting the base makeup done perfectly is the key to a good makeup look. Foundation is an integral part of base makeup and most makeup blunders happen when you choose a wrong shade or formula of foundation. For women with very oily skin, finding a right cream or liquid foundation can be tricky. Also, some prefer working with powders only as it is easier to deal with. Powder foundations are in the market for quite a long time and are a great alternative to of any liquid foundation for daily use. In this post, I will tell you about the top 10 powder foundations that have been reviewed on IMBB. Most of them have 5/5 ratings and you will love adding one of these to your stash!

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1. Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation:
If you are looking for an affordable powder, foundation, this one from Lakme is the best option. Lakme is probably the only Indian brand that came up with this wonderful product. This product provides you with the benefits of a primer, foundation and compact. It blurs all your flaws, blemishes and fine lines and stays on skin for 5-6 hours. It blends in smoothly without looking cakey. Use this with a little concealer and it will get you “party ready” in no time.

2. MAC Studio Fix powder Plus Foundation:
If you want a powder foundation that mimics a full-coverage liquid foundation, pick this one and you won’t be disappointed. Once applied, it stays on like a layer of foundation that hides all dark circles, acne scars, and blemishes. It literally sits on the skin without moving even when you are sweaty. It is absolutely great for oily and sweaty beauties. It stays on for hours even without touch ups. It brightens the face up in an instant. It won’t wash off like any powder with water and you will need a proper cleanser for this one. If you want to fight a battle against the liquid foundations, this is your perfect weapon.

3. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer:
As claimed by the name, this product gives you a flawless finish that looks better than perfect. This is a lightweight foundation and feels like skin as it blends smoothly. You can layer it up from sheer to high coverage and it won’t ever feel cakey. It gives natural, matte finish that does not look dry due to the presence of phytosqualene and murumuru butter. Pick this in your shade and your makeup will look great even when you are in a hurry.

4. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation:
This powder acts like a matte foundation but also adds a velvety texture that prevents a flat look. It does not make the face greasy or accentuate dry patches or pores when worn on its own. It has a creamy, smooth texture that gives medium to full coverage. It stays all day long and the face does not look greasy or patchy at the end of the day.

5. Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation:
Here is a stunning powder foundation from Bobby Brown and you would love to give this a try. The powder is very finely milled and blends like a dream. It mattifies the skin without making it look flat and pale. It does not accentuate fine lines which make it ideal for ageing skin.

6. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact Makeup:
If you are looking for a powder foundation that gives a smooth, airbrush finish – opt for this product. It is a lightweight powder foundation and does not have a high coverage, but just like sheer foundation, this one adds a soft glow to the skin. It blurs any imperfections and makes the skin look as smooth as porcelain. It is a great luxurious option to get a dewy glow on your face everyday.

7. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Nude Powder Foundation:
According to our reviewer this one is as effective as the Mac powder foundation. The product has a lovely skin-like finish even though it mattifies the skin. Depending on application this can go from sheer to medium to full coverage. The Hyaluronic Acid in the powder helps retain moisture into the skin and gives it a lovely finish. It also ensures that it does not flake the dry patches of your skin. It never gets caky and looks natural on the skin.

8. Stila Angel Light Whitening Powder Foundation:
This powder foundation is great for all skin type and it has SPF factor which makes it perfect for day time use. You can use it as sheer to medium coverage product for everyday use or layer it up to heavy coverage for party makeup. It does not look cakey ever and delivers a light-weight, non-greasy finish for hours. It never oxidizes on the skin which is another great advantage of using this product. If you love luminous, dewy glow, you will love having this in stash.

9. Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Luminous Foundation:
Our IMBB boss Rati loved using this product and rated this with 4.9/5. It is a creamy powder foundation that gives a satiny-matte finish.  It adds that lovely healthy glow to the skin and makes it look flawless.  It gives the most polished look to the skin. It does not cover much but evens out the skin tone and gives a gorgeous satiny look to the skin. It stays on looking perfect on the hottest humid days. If you find your match among the 4 shades available, you must pick this one.

10. Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Tattoo Powder Foundation:
Just like the liquid foundation from this range, the powder foundation is an absolute game changer. It has amazing pigmentation that gives full coverage and smooth buttery finish that looks very natural on the skin. It imparts an oil-free, matte finish that stays on for more than 12 hours. It never looks very cakey or layered up. It is a paraben-free formula and sensitive skinned beauties can use it without any doubt.

You can use these with your concealers and you will soon say goodbye to the liquid, full coverage foundation in your stash. Just avoid applying liquid or cream products over these powder foundations. So, if you want to apply a liquid highlighter, mix it with the primer and apply before doing the base with a powder foundation. This will give a “glow from within” finish and your makeup will stay in place. Let us know which one is your favorite.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation


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