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The 50 Best Face Powders for Acne-Prone Skin Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore face powders for acne-prone skin are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Mineral Powder by Laura Mercier

An oil-free, loose powder foundation that’s infused with minerals and creates a smooth, radiant, soft-focus effect.

Blended Face Powder And Brush by Clinique

"i just purchased my second jar of this fabulous powder, and i absolutely love it! i have very sensitive skin - even "clean" or "natural" drugstore brands irritate or dry out my skin - so powders can be tricky. but clinique's powder is just right - it creates a natual, matte, oil-free finish without giving your skin a cakey, "made-up," or fake appearence. it also keeps foundation and concealer in place very well throughout the day. i won't lie - this won't keep your makeup on forever. that said, i have pretty oily skin, so my makeup never stays on my face for an entire day. with primer (but no powder), makeup applied around 7 am will wear thin by about 2 pm. but with primer & this powder, my makeup lasts until about 6 pm. and an evening touch-up will last me well into the night, which is great for parties and late nights :) the "invisible blend" is my personal favorite - when i first saw it, i was skeptical about just how "invisible" it would be, but i ended up being pleasently surprised. it truly is undetectable! although i have very fair skin, i'm positive that it works just as well on deeper skin tones. overall, this is a really fantastic product for a great price. one jar lasts forever - in my case, 6-8 months. i highly recommend investing in a good-quality kabuki brush, though, since the complimentary brush is somewhat cheap and not as effective as it could be. {and for those considering other finishing powders, i HIGHLY recommend clinique's powder over bare escentual's mineral veil (too sparkly for me) and mufe's hd microfinish powder (just seemed unnatural and drying to me). hope that helps! } <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="1565994422010241484-full" data-show="1565994422010241484-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle by MAC

M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish / Patrickstarrr is a special-edition, extra-large luxurious powder with M·A·C Multi-Mineral Complex that adds highlights to the face and body.

4.6(1404)$22.50
Luxury Powder by Ben Nye
4.6(1404)$22.50

"I ordered the .92 oz container of the rose petal powder and I was impressed with the amount of product. Unless you're a professional makeup artist that goes through a lot of product or someone who wears heavy makeup each day, you don't need to order a bigger size. They fill the container to the brim, which could cause a mess if you aren't careful, but it comes sealed of course and I was very happy to receive a full amount of product as opposed to experiences with other brands that only fill their containers 3/4 full.A little bit of this powder goes a long way. It is very finely milled and blends beautifully, so if even if you overdo it you won't look too powdery or cakey.This powder is perfect for my skintone (I am very fair with cool, pink undertones). Since it's translucent, the pink color is not very evident but it creates a beautiful glow. I love this product because it mattifies my skin but leaves it looking glowing and healthy. It does a great job setting my foundation and has not broken me out or irritated my sensitive skin. Less" - camerareadycosmetics.com user

Double Matte Oil-Control Pressed Powder by Estée Lauder

"I have been looking for a powder that I could use as foundation....and I have found it. This powder provides medium coverage and never looks cakey. It does a good job of keeping the shine down in my T-zone without looking dry or powdery. It applies smoothly and does not change color or darken throughout the day. It is also truly matte....no weird sheen, sparkles or glitter...so it looks like your natural skin, but better. I have brown hair and green eyes and have medium-tan skin tone. I got the Medium and it is perfect. If you are trying to decide between Light and Medium, I might recommend that you try the Light first...you can always make it a little darker by dusting on some bronzer. Since it is a powder, and I am 59 years old, I was concerned that it might settle into the wrinkles and fine lines around my eyes....but it does not do that. I hope they never stop making this. Less" - esteelauder.ch user

True Match Super Blendable Powder by L'Oreal

"Env: developmentI was shopping for foundation at Walgreen's recently, and ended up buying several brands of foundation and some other makeup items,as well. (I love Walgreen's "buy one get one half off deals!")One of the items I purchased that day was **L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup.** and I really like it a lot.I had to go to a memorial service, during the afternoon, and I wanted more cover than a mineral makeup but I didn't want to look too "made up", either. This foundation provided the exact amount of cover and the exact color I was looking for.This is a compact, moist foundation, that comes with a thin sponge on the reverse side of the makeup and a small mirror on the sponge applicator side, which is separate from the foundation side.The mirror comes in very handy and the sponge is soft and allows me to build the L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup as little or as much as I want.The makeup goes on smoothly with it's sponge,it makes my face look soft and smooth, it stays where it's put for quite a long time, and it doesn't feel heavy or clog my pores at all.I have very dry skin, and I always moisturize well before applying foundation, but some foundations still seem to make my dry skin look uneven and even more dry. That's not the case with this foundation, thank goodness! It doesn't dry my face out at all, but it covers imperfections very well and it doesn't sink into my fine lines...it covers them and makes them less noticeable.Another terrific thing about this foundation is that the "True Match" system really does work wonderfully! There's a plastic see through card hanging on the shelf where True Blend is sold. You hold your wrist under that card, where there are small spots of each color of makeup available. When the spot on the card becomes invisible on your wrist, you've found the perfect color for your skin tone! It takes the guess work out of buying the correct color of foundation, and it really does it very well!My true match shade now, before being in the sun yet, is called Natural Beige, but I will be switching to Sun Beige soon, I hope.In any case, there are 19 colors available from which you can choose, so I'm sure you'll easily find your "True Match" color.I like the natural but smooth and polished look **L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup** gives my face very much. It's a winner, in my opinion!Env: development Less" - viewpoints.com user

Satin Finishing Powder by Alima Pure

"I tend to like a glowy sheen to my skin rather than the matte look. I've been using Alima mineral foundation for years which I love but I noticed that in the winter the powder leaves my face with a matte finish. I got the Radiant Finishing Power to bring back in some of the light and it does an amazing job. It is very subtle and not at all glittery or shimmery. It often hard to see as I apply it but I notice that it gives my skin a more moisturized and vibrant quality throughout the day without ever looking shiny. I use olympia all over my face (I am a Natural 2 in foundation) rather than as a bronzer. * " - alimapure.com user

HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder by Smashbox

A long-wearing, luminous mineral powder foundation that delivers buildable coverage with a soft, satin finish in a range of skin-perfecting shades.

Photo Focus Loose Setting Powder by Wet n Wild Beauty

A jack of all trades is what we're calling her. Wet n Wild's Photo Focus Loose Setting Powder, a silky weightless setting powder that can be used to set, mattify, absorb oil or bake.

4.8(70)$54
Pure C by cosmedix
4.8(70)$54

"serums, masks, lotions, anti-aging, youth-perfecing.. ARRGH all these cost $$$$ and your bedtime routine is 25 min long, no thank you. cosmedix C crystals are so efficient and effective- add a dab to whatever you spread on your face and, voila, get your free-radical, anti-aging, collagen boosting effect in one solution. I've been using cosemedix products for about 10 months and am really pleased. the C crystals are pricey, but compare to other C serums... and all you have to do is add it to your other creams, etc (I add it to my retinol pm cream), mush it up in the palm of your hand and you are good to go. I love the ease, potency, versatility and, yes, my pregnancy face (2 yrs later) is fading, and wrinkles are not definitely not increasing. I'll def keep buying! " - skinstore.com user

Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder by Clinique

"The Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder works perfectly for setting make-up for my combination skin. It's indeed a little more firmly pressed in the pan, but I only had issues with picking it up with very soft brushes; most of my powder brushes are synthetic ones, slightly dense packed and all worked well with the powder. But this powder works best for pressing it with a brush, not dusting as you do with a loose powder. I rarely used it for blotting, but the sponge applicator works decently well. When touching up I recommend using a blotting paper first, than the powder, it helps more to not look cakey or disrupt makeup. When using the sponge I got some make-up transferred to the pan, but once I use a brush a couple of times those areas are 'cleaned'. I have combination skin (maybe I get a little oily after 6-7 hours) and the powder helps me control shine, but I don't know how much it would help very oily skin. I also have large pores, the powder has some blurring effects, but not life changing. While the powder is white, it doesn't yield an white or ashy cast on me (light-medium yellow warm undertone). The packaging is slim and very practical, I actually kept it as a pocket mirror after I used up the product. Less" - Sephora user

Bio Brightener Invisible Powder by w3ll people

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Brightener Invisible Powder creates radiance, blurs imperfections and minimizes pores.

Perfect Setting Powder by Cover FX

"I was introduced to Coverfx products approximately 10 years ago. This product was made by specialists in the trade of helping people with scars; bad blemish issues such as tatoos acne etc... I have personally, been using all of these products for my own scar and blemish issues. The idea is that your able to apply the pre make up conditioning oil prior to applying the foundation. The conditioning oil makes my skin nice and soft. Often I will simply use this only when I dont feel like applying the makeup. However when I do choose to wear makeup I first apply the conditioning mineral oil to my face. It helps when you put the make up on afterwards. When you then apply the foundation you use the mineral powder very lightly over the foundation. Obviously a person with scars or serious blemish issues can then layer the foundation and any blended cover stick such as lavender or yellow to hide dark circles or redness on the face. It is because you are able to apply and layer these products that gives you a natural more youthful look without worrying about having to reapply and it is water resistant so go ahead and jump in a lake and be worry free of your makeup coming off your face. This product use to be available at Shoppers or other drugstores. But then Sephora bought the rights to these fantastic Coverfx products and I think it was a very smart move on their part. Coverfx is now and always will be the one and only product I will ever use. I would love to be able to purchase a coulple of items that I presently am in need of so I will go and do so right now. But first I give both Sephora and coverfx products a 5 star or 100% rating. Absolutely ingenius. I will be checking out the other Sephora products Im certain thy have many exclusive and eligant products for healthy face and body and the very best of the best products that are both helpful and look fantastic to the person who is using products from this wonderful company. Thank You Sephora. Sincerely your customer Mongoose1623" - sephora user

Sheer Finish Pressed Powder by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"I am a warm beige (3.5) in Bobbi's Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation. I also have very, very oily skin. This is my everyday powder and by far the best I have ever used! I alternate between Sunny Beige for winter, and Warm Natural for summer. I also sometimes use Warm Natural as a subtle contour powder in the colder season, when my skin is lighter. I love this powder because it sets my makeup very well and lasts quite a while. It also gives your skin a nice matte finish when you first apply it; after a couple of hours, you get that lovely 'dewy look' which I usually can't achieve with regular foundation because my skin ends up too shiny. If you're after coverage, then I suggest the Illuminating Finish Powder Compact. This is made to be worn over liquid or mineral foundation, and will not provide extra coverage. The shades are subtle, but the colour payoff is just enough so that I can just wear my 3.5 Warm Beige foundation all year round and just change my shades of sheer powder instead, when my skin colour changes with the season. It's handy because I don't have to get colour matched for foundation every season! I feel the selection of shades do cover a lot of different skin tones. If you only use a little bit of concealer instead of foundation, then this is also perfect to set the concealer, and will give your skin a more blended and even look. This does not set into lines, at least not in my experience, and when you touch up, it does not cake, nor does it feel like you're wearing powder. The packaging is simple, sleek and classic, and it's the perfect size with a decent mirror; I always carry it around in my bag or clutches. I really only have to touch up once or twice a day. I'll put a bit more on if it's a really hot and humid day or if I'm going out at night; Reapplying once before you go out will usually last the rest of the night. I never use the sponge that comes with this, but still keep it in the compact to protect it so the powder won't shatter as if I accidentally drop it out of my bag (I've never actually had the pan of powder break/shatter on me). I instead cary around a small kabuki brush and use that to apply this powder on, as I feel it gives a more natural and even finish, while also applying just the right amount and does not waste as much product. I also find it more hygienic to use a kabuki, because I can easily spray it with brush disinfectant every day or so. The included sponge would be more difficult to clean, and will not last long if used regularly. If you also have oily skin, this works well with Bobbi's oil control lotion. This powder is pretty good value for money as it usually lasts me quite a while, and I use it almost everyday! The loose and the pressed powder from Bobbi are actually exactly the same, but get more if you buy the pressed one and they are both the same price. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Nordstrom user

Long Time No Shine Loose Setting Powder by Lancôme

Lancôme Long Time No Shine loose Setting Powder is a weightless powder that absorbs excess oil and smooths skin, setting your foundation for all day wear.

Prisme Libre Loose Powder by Givenchy

A travel size of Givenchy's iconic and bestselling loose powder for on-the-go touchups.

Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder by Jane Iredale

"When I was in high school, I used Clinique and Shisheido make up but it often made my skin either too flaky and or too oily. It did not cover very well and often made my skin look like I was wearing a pound of make up. On a very lucky happenstance, I went to my doctor for a check up and she looked at my skin and said "how about you try this line of make up i sell here its the first ever mineral make up and its really great for your skin" and I said sure! She gave me the golden glow (i now use warm sienna its a bit lighter) and from that day on, I never used another product but this on my face. The coverage is miraculous. The texture is amazing. Anytime I'm sick or have stayed up all night from studying, I would wake up looking like a monster but once I put my pressed powder on, viola! Perfect skin instantly! It covers ALL my acne ALL my red marks ALL my pores smoothes out ALL my wrinkles and just makes my face porcelain perfect. In fact, that is what my old high school friends used to call me, porcelain doll ALL because of this powder. I am now 27 and I TRIED bare minerals and those other mineral things and anytime I use it, my face would break out (I wanted to save some money because JI can be pricey) but I then realize, to heck with it! This is an investment for my face I don't mind shelling out a bit more if my face is safe and healthy using an amazing product like JI. YES YES YES I RECOMMEND THIS!!!!!!! you won't regret it its the best product out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also use their daytime pallet for my eyes and their eye liner and their rose dawn quad bronzer they are alll AMAAAAAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! « less" - lovelyskin.com user

Superpowder Double Face Makeup by Clinique

"***i have oily skin so i thought this would help reduce the shine but it made me break out, and i normally don;t if i do it;s like one pimple but this gave me a few. and it didn;t last very long. put it on in the morning took the bus to school, and it was already coming off. :S.******gives awsome matt coverage makes my complexion look awsome. i recommend it for people that on somedays their oil production is out of control.****** have very oil skin, so in the summer time my face is very shine which i don't like and this sheer pressed powder works great reduces the shiny on my skin and this color is perfect for me... i ****** carry this around in my bag everyday, it's great sheer coverage that gets rid of my mid-day shine.******Since I have naturally oily skin, this powder really helps me stay looking shine free and not like I just came from the gym (even when I haven't).******I love this powder, i got the invisible matte. It's great, it does a wonderful job keeping shine away. Also, it never looks cakey, no matter how much you put on.******I like dusting this on my t-zone where my skin is oily. My powder has a bit of little shimmer so it isn't completely matte. This doesn't have full coverage, so it's perfect if you need just a little bit and not over doing it.******While I don't have much experience with pressed powders, I have a lot of experience with very oily skin, and while this product did temporarily take care of my shine, it did NOT have any oil-absorbing qualities. The sheer coverage is good, but I have to reapply it several times throughout the day to control the shine and if I touch any area on my skin after I use the powder, it's still very slick and oily. Maybe it works better on people with less oily skin.******Great product alone or to set foundation, however every time I use it, I get red irritated patches around my eyes. I'm not sure what's in Cliniques products, but the skin around my eyes can't tolerate it. It does reduce shine & oiliness though!******I have mixed feelings about this powder. It doesn't last all day, but it actually reduces the shine on my face for about the first half of my day. It does even things out on my face though, but I guess I'm just not that impressed with this product.******I love this powder! I have EXTREMELY oily skin, and I have been using this every day since I bought it 2 weeks ago. Its great. I put on my oil-control moisturizer and mattifier, then I dust this powder over my face. I wear the transuscent one. It never cakes up on me, its as light as air, and keeps my face from being shiny for hours. That's really saying something, given the fact that if I planted an oil derrek on my forehead, I'd strike it rich!******I use it after applying Almost Makeup on my face. Love the sheer cover of the powder and it definitely helps with my oily appearance. I still have to blot during the day, but my face doesn't look as shiny as it used to be when I do. A pretty good product for a good price!******Pretty decent powder, gets the job done. If I'm out all day, I definitely need to reapply it and/or blot the oil on my face, but it does help set my foundation. Doesn't provide any coverage on its own, but the color isn't so white that it looks chalky on your skin.***** ** ** *I needed a compact for touchups at my wedding and a friend suggested this one. It did the job perfectly. Took away the shine through many dances, hugs, and kisses and never felt cakey or looked like I had makeup on. Very natural shine reducer. blended really well with my other makeup.* **** *Other than mascara, it was the only makeip I took on my honeymoon. It toned down any minro redness I got from the sun but let my natural color, tan come through.* ** <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="2695373551646327228-full" data-show="2695373551646327228-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - viewpoints.com user

Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder by Estée Lauder

"I'll admit I don't wear pressed powder very often, but I still felt the need to have an excellent one on hand, and I found 'Lucidity' to be the best choice for me.'Lucidity' feels wonderfully light and comfortable on my face and helps keep my foundation looking fresh and natural upon initial application as well as with subsequent touch ups if/as needed. It yields a lovely, soft velvety finish effortlessly, blending in to my foundation seamlessly.I also like that 'Lucidity' doesn't seem to contain any oil controlling ingredients as this has the potential of making my skin dry and uncomfortable. " - esteelauder.ch user

Soft Velvet Pressed Powder by NARS

"During the summer months I depend on self tanners and bronzing powders to give me a tanned look since I don’t lay in the sun or tanning beds anymore due to health risks and because it increases the aging rate of my skin. I am always looking for new and better products so when I saw Laura Mercier’s bronzing powder I had to try it because I love her makeup. I wasn’t disappointed. It is actually one of the best bronzers I’ve ever tried. I love the fact that it is not shimmery which gives it a more natural look and can help me with my “tanned” look. The powder is finely milled and picks up easily onto my brush. The color “Dune Bronze” blends right into my skin tone and I don’t have to worry about applying too much because it starts out rather sheer and it’s buildable, which makes it mistake-proof. It’s amazing how easily this bronzer is to blend. This is a bronzer that I can wear all over my face because it is not shimmery and the color looks so natural. I have very oily skin and I love the fact that this powder is oil-free. It holds up and doesn’t disappear into my skin as my face gets oily throughout the day. As a matter of fact, I think it helps to absorb the oil. When I use oil blotting sheets, this bronzer stays put and looks as fresh as it did in the morning when I first applied it. The compact has a generous amount of product for $32 so I feel like I’m definitely getting my money’s worth out of it. I would highly recommend this to everyone—it’s certainly a top quality product. « less" - Sephora user

Perfect Pressed Powder by Cover FX

A talc-free pressed powder in a portable compact that instantly sets and retouches makeup while imparting a soft-focus, airbrushed finish.

Loose Setting Powder by Anastasia Beverly Hills

Perfect, brighten and set makeup in place with Loose Setting Powder by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Absolue Powder Radiant Smoothing Powder by Lancôme

"I have been using the Absolue Powder for about 9 months. I started using it along with the cushion foundation, in place of the Dual Finish I had been using for over 25 years. I have reddish skin due to acne rosacea, and I can use this powder alone for a light polished look. If used after the cushion foundation, it gives a very clear clean look. The powder is silky and blends easily, and my skin feels protected and slightly dewy, with out looking shiny or overly made up. Now that I am 51, I care a little bit more about how I look, but I don't have time to be fussy. I allot 5 minutes to my foundation and lip gloss, and combing my eyebrows. I spend about 4 minutes blow drying and brushing my long hair. I am pretty much wash and wear, so this powder fits perfectly into my routine with my hectic life. When my work day ends about 12 hours after applying this powder, I still look somewhat pulled together, and my face is still relatively matte. I can't say enough good things about the Absolue Powder! « less" - Lancôme user

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural by MAC

"I have very dry skin and wearing powder was a no no. I have used mineral makeup and that is better, but can't wear it in the winter. I have redness that is hard to cover without looking dry, cakey or like a mask. Tinted moisturizers are too sheer in coverage and don't last long, powders make my dry skin look even drier, and liquids slide off of my red patches and so I apply more and more to cover it and it just makes it more cakey. So what is a girl to do? I read the reviews and went to Nordstrom to give it a try. The lady put the smallest amount on my skin and it evened out my complexion very nicely. I used a darker color than my complexion (lighter shades make me look pasty and seems to accentuate my redness) which also helped to better conceal my red cheeks. But the real test was to see how my skin would react to it throughout the day. Would skin look dry at the end day? Would it be tight and itchy like what all powders have done before? I looked in the mirror and to my astonishment; my skin didn't look dry at all. It looked hydrated and glowing still. Most foundations and powders I have used soak up all the moisture from my skin and again looks dry. NOT THIS STUFF. Honestly I can't really classify this as a powder. It is so different in texture and application. It looks like a powder, but it is so different. I guess because of the way it is baked it is creamier than a regular pressed powder. My makeup application is done in 5 minutes. Finally a powder that does all that I need it to and makes my morning application so much easier and much... faster. I never knew that powder could be this awesome for my dry skin. And oilier skin can wear it too! That to me speaks volumes about this product. It is non drying and long wearing. I can't say enough good things about this awesome product. « less" - maccosmetics.com user

Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder by BH Cosmetics

"About my skin: - Clear, no acne, just basic discoloration and pores. - I get very oily, so I use Becca primer and Porefessional primer before application of this product and any foundation. - I cleanse with Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. - I moisturize with Cetaphil DailyAdvance. - Before BH Studio Pro powder, I used Chanel Double Perfection Lumiere (they were gifts, I wouldn't spend the money). Review: BH Studio Pro gives a blurring effect.. It's one of those descriptions you read that you have to experience to understand. It is matte but not flat. It's the perfect combination for us Oily girls when we first put on makeup, our face may normally seem dull, VERY matte and dry looking, but give it 15-30 minutes, and the oils on the face blends in with the makeup, giving the skin the perfect supple balance. Well, with this powder, I notice it gives that balance the moment of application, and stays that way for 5-6 hours. I will blot lightly with soft tissue after 5-6 hours and the color still stays. After the blotting, reapplication/ touch-ups do not add cakeyness to the face at all. And also, even without blotting, reapplication/ touch-ups would still look flawless. I love this powder! It's so silky AND MATTE, it's what all us Oily girls want. The lustious skin look, without looking too greasy or too dull! Give this a try! I mean, look at the price. It's too awesome I purchased last week in #230 #235, I mix the color together for more summer glow, but using #230 alone is fine also. Look at their youtube video to view the colors better. Now it is out of stock! I hope this means people like the product and BH will never stop selling it ;-) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="732014944536342961-full" data-show="732014944536342961-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - bhcosmetics.com user

Neutralizing Mattifier Soft Focus Translucent Powder by pacifica

"I love the Pacifica brand and I purchase their CC cream regularly. I wanted to give this powder a try because I have very oily skin/combination and I am impressed so far. It did take some trial and error for me - I first applied it over my NARS tinted moisturizer. That was a no go - it ended up looking really cakey and fake to me just an hour or so into the day. The same thing happened when I dusted this powder on top of the Pacifica CC cream. So I tucked the powder away for a few days thinking it was a waste. Then I figured I should just give it a try by itself. I've been wearing light liquid makeup for awhile now, mainly because when I turned 30 it seemed like powders sadly just didn't work for me on their own anymore. But when I tried this powder alone and after my morning Ordinary routine, WOW. My skin looks flawless. And the best part is that it does the best job of keeping oil at bay, better than any other powders I've tried (you name it, I've tried them). My skin is extremely finicky, so ymmv, but a few things I have noticed to make the most out of this powder and to get the most natural look with my skin type: wear alone (I use the Ordinary azelaic acid solution underneath in the a.m.), do not touch-up with a heavy hand during the day (I've noticed I'm better off to just blot during the day versus touching up with more of this product - that's when it can start to get unnatural looking for me). I recommend giving it a try if you have sensitive, oily, finicky skin as I do. The coverage is great for blemishes and uneven skin tone, and the best part is how I look dewy and glowing halfway through the day - NOT like a grease bucket. I strongly believe this more natural dew versus oil pan effect has something to do with their natural ingredients. Pacifica again for the win! « less" - ulta.com user

Translucent Face Powder by Ben Nye

"I've been searching for a light face powder that didn't make me look cakey and still lasted all day. I've tried everything from Dermablend to inexpensive Wet 'n Wild and nothing works the way I wanted it to. I finally broke down and ordered Ben Nye and I'm so glad I did. This product makes me look like I'm not even wearing makeup, not only that but it lasts all day. I use a setting spray as well, and I love getting home at the end of a 10 hour day to see my makeup as perfect as when I left in the morning. " - camerareadycosmetics.com user

Retouching Loose Powder by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"I tried the Porcelain Pearl first and love how it really gave my skin a wonderful bright glow, not glittery or shimmery, and blurred any imperfections, including making pores almost disappear. I use this on top of my regular setting powder and it gives a really nice glow to your skin. I sometimes add a little extra on top of my blush, especially when I use a brighter color, and it gives a very subtle iridescent look, love it! I recently purchased the Brightening Nudes and love it just as much! I use the Nudes on the days that I want a more natural subtle look. I've tried several brightening and high-lightening powders and these are the best I've found! Someone mentioned that they didn't feel they worked well on dry skin and I completely disagree, I have normal to very dry skin and they work great, not drying at all. Also, it doesn't settle into fine lines at all! My makeup looks just as great at the end of the day as in the morning and I never need to do touch-ups. I have had several compliments on my makeup since I started using this product. I will never be without it, it's now a staple in my makeup routine! « less" - Sephora user

Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Setting Powder by Shiseido

"This powder applied flawlessly. I have dark skin and this doesn’t cause me to look ashy in anyway when I use it that way I’d use my other setting powders. It’s really light weight, when wearing it I don’t feel it on at all. It’s always comfortable. I have really sensitive skin and get really back contact dermatitis from products and this hasn’t caused me to have any of bad or adverse reactions at all. This also prevents under eye creasing of concealer for me. i love how this loose powder comes with its very own powder puff since most of the loose powders I own don’t. I would definitely recommend and continue to repurchase. " - Sephora user

Radiant Finishing Powder by Alima Pure

"I tend to like a glowy sheen to my skin rather than the matte look. I've been using Alima mineral foundation for years which I love but I noticed that in the winter the powder leaves my face with a matte finish. I got the Radiant Finishing Power to bring back in some of the light and it does an amazing job. It is very subtle and not at all glittery or shimmery. It often hard to see as I apply it but I notice that it gives my skin a more moisturized and vibrant quality throughout the day without ever looking shiny. I use olympia all over my face (I am a Natural 2 in foundation) rather than as a bronzer. * " - alimapure.com user

Photo Finish Fresh Setting Powder  by Smashbox

Photo Finish Fresh Setting Powder by Smashbox is a weightless setting powder featuring a built-in Powderizer that grinds the finest, freshest powder to set makeup, mattify shine & blur skin.

PureMatte Finish Powder Refill by Jane Iredale

"I wear this wet-dry pressed powder, spf 20 foundation in Golden Glow. For reference, my Bare Escentuals color match is Golden Medium. JI Golden Glow is lighter, and less yellow than the BE Golden Medium, and more beige/light tan than gold, but it's the closest BE to IE match for me. Riviera and Suntan are wonderful colors for medium skin tones as well, but the undertones seem more "neutral", while Golden Glow is definitely for "warm" skin. The Jane Iredale compact is just gorgeous, and using it makes me feel refined and elegant, (and I need all the help I can get...!) When I was a child, my mother, aunts, and grandmothers would carry their Estee Lauder powders (for their noses) in artistic, ornate compacts. JI's heavy, gold colored, high quality compact makes me remember how much I longed to wear makeup just because it was pretty and fun to touch. This compact is nice to carry around to use powder as needed, but I like best to apply it in the morning as an all-over face foundation, because it lasts so long I rarely need touch-ups until late in the day. Like most mineral makeups this adds a small bit of healthy "glow", but in this case, it really is a healthy glow; not glitter, which makes my pores look 80x worse than they look without makeup. Also, unlike other mineral foundations (especially pressed ones), this doesn't cake up too badly around my eyes. My need for a traditional "matte" foundation has faded due to glycolic and retinol treatments, and, of course, age, but if this powder had existed when I truly needed long-lasting, shine-free foundation, I think it would have been a dream-come-true. Compared to all the other brands of mineral powders I've tried, Jane Iredale pressed foundation is the silkiest, has the best coverage, has no glitter, has sunscreen protection, and performs the best around my eyes without making me look like I'm 80. (I have to be realistic, at 44. Powders are going to accentuate lines. It's just the way it is. But I choose the trade-off of the accentuation of a few lines in order to cover my pores, and even out that annoying melasma. As far as coverage, refining skin tone colors, and looking smooth, this is superior to every other pressed mineral foundation I've tried. If you're looking for a "skin-like", or "no-makeup" look, this foundation probably won't work well. It's very comfortable, and it doesn't scream, "MAKE-UP!", but, at least on me, nobody would mistake it for bare skin. This has medium coverage when applied with a brush, but it can easily work as a full coverage foundation if applied with a sponge or powder puff, or wet. The price seems utterly ridiculous, and it's the one thing that kept me from trying Jane Iredale products, for years. Now that I've been using many of her products, I do see why they get away with the high price. They are more highly pigmented, color concentrated, and elegant than many other mineral brands, and their colors seem closer to the colors of real human skin than lots of other makeup. « less" - Beauty.com user

Translucent Loose Setting Powder by pür

Pür's microfine setting powder that helps prevent your makeup from caking and creasing. The special mineralized formula helps blur the look of imperfections that may still peak through your foundation and acts like an invisible veil holding your look in place.

Nude Finish Illuminating Powder by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"I was sent this gorgeous new powder by Bobbi Brown to try as a thank you for being a loyal customer.The Nude Finish Illuminating Powder is housed in a beige compact, with magnetic closure and includes a handy mirror. The compact is the same size and style as the Brightening Finishing Powders.I was sent the Nude Finish Illuminating Powder in 'Nude'; which is a great match for my (Bobbi Brown matched) 'beige' skin tone. Although I also see this working well with 'warm beige'; which is my usual summer colour.The powder itself is a pretty mix of.....well.... nudes! In a similar style to the brightening finishing powders the Nude Finish Illuminating Powder includes 6 squares of slightly different coloured and textured powders - with the lightest one being slightly sparkly, one being quite pearlescent, one being slightly bronze in tone and more matt and the remaining ones somewhere in the middle.I received the Nude Finish Illuminating Powder a week ago and have worn daily since. I have used it as a finishing powder over a variety of different bases - tinted moisturiser, Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and a mineral powder foundation. I used my Bobbi Brown face blender brush to apply the powder all over my face over the top of a light sweep of bronzer and cream blusher. I also used some of the pearlescent section in the inner corner of my eyes to help brighten my eye area.The powder is marketed as leaving the skin glowing and it really does! The effect is best described by the French 'bonne mine'. It blends the makeup, softens the look and adds a healthy glow that's actually quite hard to come by. I've tried quite a few 'bonne mine' powders, by other cosmetic companies, but have found them too sparkly, too obvious somehow. Bobbi's Nude Finish Illuminating Powder is much much better! And it lasts all day - even after running around after my energetic preschool twins all day!I have Bobbi's Brightening Finishing Powders in both Brightening Nudes and Bronze Glow. I use and like them both but find them slightly too sparkly, for my taste, to use during the day. The Nude Finish Illuminating Powder is less sparkly and even in direct sunlight the sparkle isn't at all obvious. If you found the Brightening Powders too sparkly for day too then I'd say give this powder a try.Overall I love this powder - I've just found a new favourite and I can see this being a repeat purchase in the future. Thank you Bobbi Brown! Less" - bobbibrowncosmetics.ca user

Shape Tape Setting Powder by Tarte

Tarte's Travel Size Shape Tape Setting Powder is a vegan, translucent powder that flawlessly blurs, bakes & sets your makeup so it lasts all day, without making you think twice about having flashback in your friend's IG post - now in take-me-with-you travel size!

Cellular Treatment Loose Powder by la prairie

"OMG! This powder is so beautiful on the skin. I have tried all kinds of setting finishing powders, Tarte, Laura Mercier, makeup forever etc and none have ever come close to this powder! You may pay more for this but trust me this powder makes your skin flawless and You get so much product for the price. It makes drugstore makeup look smooth and high end foundation stay beautiful all day. I Love the way it makes my skin look and until now I have never experienced a more perfect powder. I am 45 with deep set wrinkles on my forehead and fine lines on my face and LOVE this. One of the huge factors in foundations was settling in my lines and this powder stops that! I have tried so many products until now and am so happy I bought this! Try it you'll love it! " - Nordstrom user

Poudre Premiere Mat & Translucent-Finish Loose Powder by Givenchy

"First off- beautiful packaging, easy to open and easier to get the product out. It is scented and even came with a powder puff. Previously, I went through the Laura Mercier setting powder, which is a decent powder, but now that I can compare it to this I can tell you that Givenchy's powder has achieved Holy Grail status. I bake with this and it makes my makeup b u l l e t p r o o f. My under-eye area looks silky smooth after I swipe the powder away. My T-zone tends to get oily throughout the day and this maintains the oil seamlessly. I can go 10+ hours without touching up. One of the problems I had with the Laura Mercier powder was the beige shade, I have fair cool-toned skin and it made my complexion look yellower. This powder is chalk colored, but once I buff it off with a large powder brush with powder foundation I find that it melts into your skin tone nicely. Ever since I started using this my makeup looks nicer and lasts all day, my only concern is that I will run out faster. The Laura Mercier powder lasted me about 10 months, hopefully this one will last long enough to justify the price tag. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="3711397794887925915-full" data-show="3711397794887925915-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Prime & Stay Finishing Powder by e.l.f.

This lightweight translucent e.l.f. Cosmetics prime & stay finishing powder is formulated to set your makeup in place for longer wear and to help minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines.

Finishing Powder by ULTA Beauty

Stay shine free and finish your look with Ulta's micronized Finishing Powder. This lightweight powder provides a smooth and flawless finish, locking in foundation for longer wear.

4.3(84)$34
Un Powder by rms beauty
4.3(84)$34

"It is a great light-weight setting powder that gives a flawless and matte finishing that last all day, while no touch-up was needed during an inter-continental long-haul work day! Very easy to use, after applying moisturizer, just buff a tiny amount of Un Powder over T-zone and under eye (if you use mascara on your lower lashes). It contains only single natural ingredient, it feels clean and weightless, and the pores look disappeared." - beautybay user

4.7(260)$20
Face Powder by marcelle
4.7(260)$20

"Seriously love everything from this brand! I have freckled olive skin that is affected by rosacea, acne, scarring and pitting, flakiness, etc. I usually need some amount of coverage but am wary of my face products looking caked on. I don't mind my freckles showing or even a bit of the flaws - my goal is to look real but subtly evened out - can you relate?! I was using a concoction of part colored mineral powder mixed with part "colorless" setting powder. Well, the setting powder leaves a white cast like baby powder but using just the colored mineral powder on its own looked too caked on and even orangey. So, the combo was good for the time but I knew I could do better. The Marcelle powder I ordered is so soft and fine! I tried it on its own (over concealer and BB cream) but it was too sheer, I felt that I needed more coverage still. So I mixed it with my mineral powder and not only is it the right coverage but what a difference from the other combination I was using. No powdery cast or cakeyness at all - my skin actually looks fresh and even my wrinkles look good. Wonderful products - Marcelle never lets me down. If this doesn't work for you on its own I suggest trying different combinations with other powders for the perfect look. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="7031506325614835667-full" data-show="7031506325614835667-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Birchbox user

Dermafinish Setting Powder by vichy

"Bought this powder when buying the Vichy foundation (love that product) and it is good value for price considering the amount you get. Colour Appeal: BareMinerals do a similar colour powder known as Mineral Veil which is great and so I was attracted to the translucent colour of this powder. The powder appears to be white when opened but blends to be, like BareMinerals, a 'veil' over your face. I apply false tan sometimes and change my colour foundation and this powder still adjusts to the colour of my face. Effectiveness/loglivity: I have combined these two as I feel that the purpose of powder is to give a matte finish all day. This product definately does that and sets the Vichy Dermablnd foundation fantastically. I recently had to use a cheaper powder as I misplaced this one and the difference in my face was astonishing and made me realise the Dermablend setting powder definately does what it says! Only thing I would say is my T Zone tends to get a bit oily after about 4 hours wear. Ease of use: The powder has a few holes in the top to shake out the product but it tends to collect when the pot has been moved about alot. I removed the little pad and tip a small amount into the lid and use a large face brush to collect it. Any excess is tipped back into the top of the pot but there is sometimes some spillage. However, the translucency of this product means very little mess! I would definately recommend this product if you're looking for a powder that achieves a matte finish but doesn't clog your pores and so perfect with Dermablend foundation! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Escentual user

Inner Light Mineral Pressed Powder by Aveda

"This powder has a very nice almost silky texture. I use my face powder after moisturizer and foundation. The actual color appears slightly lighter on than pictured. I got the lightest (Cream 01) color, and it is PERFECT for my complexion. I was worried about it being too dark, but it blends nicely. It doesn't seem to sink into fine lines like some other powders do that I've used in the past, most likely due to it's more "sheer" coverage. I have some past acne scaring on my face that's been fading over the past 10 years now that I'm in my late 20's, and this is the exact coverage I need at this point in my "skin life!"Regarding the "shimmer" some others have mentioned...there does seem to be tiny tiny bits of shimmer when you hold the product in sunlight...but when on your face, it gives the complexion a very nice "glow" (not a "glitter all over your face" glow either! haha)It also smells delightful, like all other Aveda products. I guess I can describe the smell as "slightly floral/Aveda-spa-esque."The ONLY flaw is that the puff it comes with is tiny...but the powder is small also.... and it's made to fit over it...so it works I guess. « less" - aveda user

Dermablend Setting Powder by vichy

"Bought this powder when buying the Vichy foundation (love that product) and it is good value for price considering the amount you get.Colour Appeal:BareMinerals do a similar colour powder known as Mineral Veil which is great and so I was attracted to the translucent colour of this powder. The powder appears to be white when opened but blends to be, like BareMinerals, a 'veil' over your face. I apply false tan sometimes and change my colour foundation and this powder still adjusts to the colour of my face.Effectiveness/loglivity:I have combined these two as I feel that the purpose of powder is to give a matte finish all day. This product definately does that and sets the Vichy Dermablnd foundation fantastically. I recently had to use a cheaper powder as I misplaced this one and the difference in my face was astonishing and made me realise the Dermablend setting powder definately does what it says! Only thing I would say is my T Zone tends to get a bit oily after about 4 hours wear.Ease of use:The powder has a few holes in the top to shake out the product but it tends to collect when the pot has been moved about alot. I removed the little pad and tip a small amount into the lid and use a large face brush to collect it. Any excess is tipped back into the top of the pot but there is sometimes some spillage. However, the translucency of this product means very little mess!I would definately recommend this product if you're looking for a powder that achieves a matte finish but doesn't clog your pores and so perfect with Dermablend foundation! « less" - Escentual user

The Velvetizer Translucent Mix In Medium by Urban Decay

An ultra-fine, mix-in powder that gives foundation a velvety feel and beautiful matte finish, or can be used alone as a finishing powder to set and refine.

All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder by Urban Decay

A weightless setting powder that makes any foundation totally waterproof, for a mattified complexion that lasts all day, no matter what.

Studio Careblend / Pressed Powder by MAC

"I have a drawer full of powders, including MAC MSF, Dior Nude and more. But they all left my dry skin looking cakey and I was better off with no powder at all. My MUA suggested we try this product, and I'm in love! I don't know why this gets so little mention, because I adore it. I use it very lightly over my Studio Sculpt foundation. In MSF I used Light or Light Plus, but with this powder my MUA went with Medium Plus. That was a concern for me, but it works perfectly. I use a combo of Studio Sculpt NC 15 and 20 in the summer (NC 15 in winter) and the combination is perfect. I use a light hand with both the foundation and powder -- just a pea sized dot of the foundation blended with a damp Beauty Blender and a quick light once-over with the powder brush. Less is more with both products. Best of all, now I don't need to use Fix Plus at all! I use a small dot of Hourglass Mineral Veil under the foundation, because too much primer ruins the look too. I have very sensitive skin, but no worries with this combo. I just hope MAC doesn't drop this product, because none of the beauty bloggers seem to mention this little jewel. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - M·A·C user

Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Face Powder by Lancôme

"The best powder I have ever used! I was searching (desperately) for a powder that I could wear with or without foundation and finally I found THE ONE!I've tried so many powders from so many different brands but none of them were what I wanted. I wanted a powder that wouldn't make me look ashy, would last all day, absorbed oil (so I wasn't a shiny bowling ball), looked great alone or with foundation, and had a matte yet natural look--I know a long wish list. But this powder is everything I wanted! I am so glad I happened to try it while I was shopping in Macy's--I typically don't like Lancome products!I will never try anything else! Woohoo! " - Macy's user

Balancing Act Mattifying Skin Perfecting Powder by pür

"I use this as a finish over my Smashbox liquid foundation. The combination of these two gives me the perfect finish and lasts all day. I have searched for years to find the right makeup that would even out my skin tones and yet feel light and natural. This combo hit the mark! The powder doesn't shift the color of the foundation - it just gives it the matte finish I love. I never have to reapply it either. Apply once...done for the day. I love it!" - ulta.com user

Moondance Flow-Thru Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20 by ilia

A luminous, translucent finishing powder with SPF 20 sun protection.