Top 10 Powder Foundations.

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A powder foundation can provide a beautiful, long-lasting smooth finish that looks natural on the skin. Powder foundations are popular because they work on most skin types, but they are especially good for oily skin types or for use in the summer time.

Do you use a powder foundation? What is your favorite?

1. Lancome Dual Finish Multi-tasking Longwear Powder Foundation
Lancome Dual Finish Powder Foundation is one of the very best powder foundations for every skin type. It comes in 32 different shades. This foundation has a natural matte finish and can be used wet or dry depending on your desired coverage.

2. IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation
IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation is a hydrating, talc-free powder formula that delivers highly pigmented full coverage that won’t crease or crack on the skin. This powder foundation is even infused with anti-aging ingredients. This comes in five forgiving shades that match a range of skin tones.

3. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation is a one-of-a-kind mineral compact foundation because it was the first pressed mineral foundation. This foundation is buildable and feels undetectable on the skin. It looks very natural with a sheer to medium finish, and it comes in eight shades.

4. bareMinerals Original Foundation
bareMinerals started the powder foundation craze with the original mineral foundation, and nothing compares to this one. Formulated with only five minerals, this powder foundation leaves skin with a natural, radiant finish. This one comes in 30 shades.

5. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
With 49 different shades, no other powder foundation has as many shade options as MAC Studio Fix. This foundation leaves skin with a flawless and smooth finish that has a natural matte look and feel.

6. L’Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Mineral Foundation is another mineral powder foundation in loose powder form. What is unique about this mineral powder foundation is that it not only is made with true match pigments to blend with a variety of skin tones, but it comes with a brush built into the cap.


7. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte Powder Foundation
NYX Stay Matte Powder Foundation is a great lower-priced powder foundation option that is especially suitable for oily skin types. This foundation features a matte finish that doesn’t look flat or caked on while keeping oil at bay. It comes in 25 shades.

8. bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation
bareMinerals took their skin-loving mineral formula and created a pressed formula for those users who didn’t like a loose powder formula. This barePro version is very long wearing and features a matte finish that still looks incredibly natural on the skin. It comes in 25 different shades.

9. Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Powder Foundation
Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Powder Foundation is a very popular foundation for those that want a full coverage foundation in pressed powder form. This foundation provides flawless coverage with just one swipe of the sponge or brush. This comes in nine shades that blend to match a variety of skin tones easily.

10. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Laura Mercier is known for making phenomenal foundation makeup products. The Smooth Finish Foundation Powder is an extremely lightweight powder foundation that can be used wet or dry depending upon your desired finish. This foundation comes in 20 shades. 

 Top 10 Powder Foundations

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.