When it comes to using a foundation, most of us resort to creamy, liquid-based foundations or bases. People with oily or shiny skin tend to use matte ‘liquid’ foundations. But, did you know that a lot of people swear by powdered foundations?
In fact, there are a lot of women who only use powder foundations because they want a subtle, airbrushed, and quick makeup look and that too on a daily basis.
List of Popular Powder Foundations
If you have not been using powdered foundations before and want to switch to one or just for any reason are looking to substitute your current one with another, without spending too much money, take a look at our compilation of some of the most effective drugstore foundations that have amazing reviews by makeup gurus and the experts out there.
#1 L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup:
With an extensive shade range to choose from for all skin types, you can apply this foundation just to look a bit awake or build it up for a full-glam look. This foundation blends extremely well into your skin and does not look baked or cakey at all. Just like some liquid foundation, this powder foundation by L’Oréal gives weightless finish and buildability and it is easier to carry around and do touch-ups. It also contains an SPF 17 that claims to put up a barrier between your skin and the UV rays.
#2 Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Mattifying Powder Foundation:
As the name suggests, this foundation is made of natural ingredients and is organic. It is free from any harsh chemicals that most other foundations have, such as parabens and SLS. This powder foundation is perfect for acne-prone or normal to oily skin types as it gives a mattifying and perfect finish of a kind that is not so different from any other liquid foundation. It comes with a mirror and sponge so you can touch up your foundation on the go as well.
#3 Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation:
Neutrogena has a reputation for offering quality cosmetics and skincare products. One of its products is its Mineral Sheer Powder Foundation which is made without any fragrances, is oil-free, and does not clog pores. So, you can enjoy that subtle airbrushed look without having to worry about it backfiring upon you in the form of acne. If you want to add another layer to your regular SPF this might just be for you as it also contains an SPF of 20.
#4 Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation:
Are you someone who uses or wants to use a powder foundation for full coverage without having to combine a liquid foundation in it for a smooth touch? You have just encountered a solution. Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation is extremely lightweight is not hard on the face and feels like velvet over your skin without looking cakey at all. This foundation is made to provide full coverage, a value that not many powdered foundations offer.
#5 CoverGirl Simply Powder Foundation:
It will not be wrong to call this foundation the jack of all trades. Simple Powder Foundation by CoverGirl is lightweight, blends perfectly just like a cream foundation and does not clog pores. The coverage provided by it is buildable and hides any blemishes that you may want to hide.
#6 Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Powder Foundation:
Have dry skin and are afraid of using a powdered foundation? Maybelline SuperStay powder foundation can surprise you with it’s powdery and moisturizing texture. It does not dry out your skin or clog pores, instead, it sits perfectly well with your skin, blends well provides a silk finish and is mattifying. The wearability is longer than other powder foundations and the shade range is extensive.
#7 NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte Powder Foundation:
Full coverage and powder foundation rarely ever go hand in hand and NYX Professional Makeup Powder foundation is one of those foundations that do offer this rare combination. The shade range is pretty impressive with 25 different shades to choose from. If you want full coverage, apply this foundation like a liquid foundation, using the sponge included or just blend it lightly with a brush if you are going for a ‘no-makeup makeup look’.
#8 L’Oréal True Match Naturale Foundation:
If you are keen on Sun protection or just like to double layer your daily sunscreen without having to apply another one on top of it, try this L’Oréal True Match Naturale Foundation which has the potential to become your next everyday foundation with an SPF of 19.
Using a powder foundation is admittedly not everybody’s cup of tea, but there are some absolute gems in the powder foundation bandwagon that may catch you by surprise. Try using one of these and let your makeup be quick without having to compromise on perfection or quality.
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