With so many options in the market, it’s difficult to tell which powder works perfectly for your specific concerns and complexion. Here we round up six, superstar compacts that keep their promises for a perfect, polished, photo-ready face.
6 of the Best Powder Foundations
The Stay Matte but Not Flat Powder Foundation is the best foundation and compact for those who love a matte face but don’t want to compromise on radiance. A powder so full-coverage that it doubles as foundation, this one leaves your face looking natural and perfectly finished – minus the cakiness. What’s more, it comes in a wide variety of shades, so matching your skin tone will be easy-peasy.
Who doesn’t love a good, multitasking product that saves you time, money and effort? Lakme’s 9-5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation compact does all that – preps your skin for even coverage, layers and blends for buildable coverage, and provides so much cover, you don’t even need concealer. A fan favorite for a reason, this one offers a lot of bang for its buck.
K-Beauty changed the game with fantastic skincare, but lucky for us, they’ve lent their genius to makeup too. The No Sebum Mineral Pact is a cult compact, induced with Jeju minerals and mint that control sweat, excess oil and moisture to keep you looking fresh all day. The powdery product settles as second skin for a magical, matte finish.
A multitasker like no other, this beauty does triple duties. Use it as a foundation for overall coverage, as a concealer to hide imperfections, or as a compact to set the base, you sure won’t be disappointed. A super creamy texture that blends and sets into a powder finish, no reason why you shouldn’t sign a pact with this compact.
First things first: it’s hard to find a product that suits the spectrum of our skin tones in India. Secondly, one that suits our harsh weather. What we love about about L’Oreal Paris’ Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder is that it takes our skin diversity into account, while also shielding us from the sun with SPF 34, and a mineral formula that absorbs sweat – that’s a complexion that’s well taken care of!
Another multitasking genius, The Body Shop’s All-In-One Face Base works hard to keep you lookin’ good – soft as velvet, dermatologically tested and super safe for your skin, this beauty can be used dry for a lightweight matte finish, or wet for buildable, foundation-like coverage. No added fragrance and no nonsense, this one’s a great for quick touch-ups and fuss-free flawlessness.