Face Powders are a lazy girl’s answer to flawless face coverage and a perfectionists answer to setting the perfect liquid foundation base to finish off with the smooth and matte complexion we’re all after.
Whether it’s on its own, over liquid foundation, or to set under-eye concealer, powder foundations are a makeup bag must. They’re great for on the go touch ups, covering blemishes and getting rid of excess oil after a busy commute from work to drinks. Let’s face it as much as we try to force them in, the contents of our makeup bags just can’t fit in that teeny weeny clutch and so slimline face powder compacts are the way to go for a quick and easy solution to gorgeous skin. They’re never more vital than when this needs to be a speedy, sneaky application… think sat alone waiting for your date to return from the loo while you powder your nose… you get the idea.
Picking the right one can be tough, we know, especially with so many out there and a new one hitting the shelves every 5 minutes. Like anything however, there are still cult classics which have been top of their game year after year making them seasoned pros. Our roundup includes both old and new to narrow down the good from the bad and help you make the all important choice of which face powder to pick.
Should it be light weight, full coverage, loose or fixed powder you’re in the market for, we’ve included them all in our top 10 list to leave you with a smooth, airbrush finished complexion that looks oh so effortless.
Goodbye nasty shocks in the mirror at work, hello surprise still looking gorgeous face instead… happy powdering!
This luxurious powder melts away at the slightest touch, meaning less is more with this Dior beauty.
This 4-in-1 powder is lightweight and perfect to take on to go for touch ups!
A face powder that does exactly what it says on the box and gives you a photo-ready buffed over complexion that's perfect for those pre-selfie touch ups.
Sleek's done it again with their creme to powder foundation which means it blends in super smoothly and quickly but then sets with a powder finish that looks barely dusted on.
A great one for on the go, just pop it in your handbag and it's great for touch ups to blot away excess oil throughout the day.
This loose powder can be used not only as a lightweight foundation option but also as a finishing setting powder to set a perflectly blended liquid foundation look.
A cult favourite, Clinique's Superpowder is used by makeup artists and bloggers alike, use in the morning means barely any touch ups throughout the day and it gives amazing coverage with a beautifully matte finish.
Charlotte's Flawless Finish powder is great for setting concealer under the eyes plus it acts like a micro-fine cashmere veil on top of your skin for a bright, illuminating finish.
Benefit's buttery powder comes with a newly designed brush as well as a sponge for any degree of coverage you like plus it feels like pure silk on your skin.
Similar to Clinique's Superpowder, this compact is great for touch ups on the go and gives great blemish coverage without being too thick or sitting in fine lines.