Best Powders

Our top choices for the best powders highlight properties that we think can solve your specific issues. Each of them has been carefully reviewed to ensure quality, effectiveness and safety so there’s no need to risk your skin or compromise your health. And to make selection a lot easier, we’ve broken down the list into specific categories.

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Powders make a great skin care item. However, since powders, much like other skin care and makeup products, differ in formulations and properties, we made sure to pick only the best. The following contains the top categories we feel are valuable to you and our top recommended products for each.

Powders - Top 4 Favorites

It’s easy for people with dry skin to avoid using powders in fear of accentuating their dry patches and flaky skin. This list of the best powders for dry skin, however, is set to break that idea. The products that made it to this list have been carefully selected based on coverage, ingredients and finish. Choose one among this list and get the benefits of powder without looking cakey.

The Wake Up Hydrating Makeup by Almay



L’Oreal’s Translucide Naturally Luminous Loose

L'Oreal Paris

Mineral Veil by bareMinerals

Bare Escentuals

They say powder fits oily skin the best. Unfortunately, not every powder can control oil well. Some of them can even cause breakouts and clogged pores. To make sure that none of these things happen to your skin, we’ve decided to create this list of the best powder for oily skin. The products in this category feature great oil control properties, ability to minimize the appearance of pores and natural finish.

Fit Me! Matte + Poreless by Maybelline New York

Maybelline New York

Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder by Clinique


Stay Matte Pressed Powder by Rimmel


Acne prone skin can’t tolerate a number of powders so we made sure that the products in this category can fit your skin type well. They were carefully selected for their coverage, longevity and ingredients so that you can only get nothing but the best powder for acne prone skin.

​L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation

L'Oreal Paris

Physician’s Formula Mineral Makeup Airbrushing Pressed Powder

Physicians Formula

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Mineral Powder



Vitamin C powders for skin care do exist and they offer tons of benefits- from evening out skin tone to diminishing scars and fighting acne. Because of how promising they are, we made sure that you only get your hands on the ones that can actually deliver. Choose one among the best vitamin C powders for skin and see how it can dramatically improve your skin.

Nutribiotic Ascorbic Acid



RESSURECTIONbeauty L-Ascorbic Acid Fine Granular Powder


BulkSupplements Pure Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Powder


The Different Types of Face Powder

Powders are a makeup enthusiasts’ best friend. They can set your makeup in place, add a subtle coverage and boost your skin’s glow.

However, not all powders can work the same way on your skin. You have to pick the right type of powder that can meet your needs.

Read on for the different types of face powder and how you can use them to your advantage.

Loose powder

Loose powders have the best coverage and are the longest-lasting ones. They are the most common choice of makeup artists and enthusiasts.

They give off a very flawless and porcelain-like effect on the skin.

To use loose powder, you need to use a big, soft powder blush. Use it to lightly dust the powder on your skin.

Pressed powder

Pressed powders, as the name implies, are compact. They are the ones you can carry in your makeup kit without having to worry about sprinkling dust all over your things.

They are lightweight and easy to use, making them the best choice for quick touchups. Most of the time, these powders give off a matte finish.

They make a great fit for those who have oily and acne prone skin.

Apart from those two, there are also translucent and tinted powders.

Translucent powders are unpigmented and are mostly used to control oily zones. They can come in either loose or compact form.

Tinted powders, on the other hand, are pigmented and they can be worn without foundation. Since they are tinted, you need be picky about which shade to go for.

Why You Need Face Powders

Powders are versatile. You can use them depending on your desired effect and to address specific skin concerns.

To give you an idea, here’s why you need to invest in a good face powder.

Control shine

Loose powders are the best ones in controlling shine. Their fine texture makes them great in absorbing excess oil.

Pressed powders make a great choice, too. One good reason is their matte finish.

Improve skin tone

When the right shade is chosen, you can get a more even skin tone. Some face powders can create a tanned effect.

Provide coverage

For days you don’t want to wear a full face makeup, you can go with just your tinted powder. Take note, however, that powders don’t offer as much coverage as foundations do.

You may have to use a concealer if you have moderate blemishes you need to hide.

Improve your skin

Some powders contain skin enhancing ingredients, like peptides and antioxidants. Using them regularly can boost your skin’s condition in the long run.

UV protection

Some face powders are formulated with SPF to protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun. Despite having SPF, however, you shouldn’t rely on face powders along for sun protection.

It’s still a good idea to wear a sunscreen for better protection.