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The 50 Best Face Powders for Oily Skin Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore face powders for oily skin are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Flour Setting Powder by Beauty Bakerie

Beauty Bakerie's Face Flour Baking Powder allows you to set your foundation in place for a long day's wear. This amazing formula puts the oily face battle to rest and leaves you with a luminescent glow.

Mineral Veil Finishing Powder by bareMinerals

A weightless, sheer mineral setting powder that blurs and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores and leaves skin with an always photo-friendly, soft-focus finish.

Peach Perfect Mattifying Loose Setting Powder by Too Faced

A lightweight and comfortable, mattifying loose powder in a universal peach tint.

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

Blur + Set Matte Loose Setting Powder by Milk Makeup

A silicone-free, talc-free, lightweight setting powder that absorbs oil - cutting shine, not glow - to leave skin matte and lock makeup in place.

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.

Luxury Powder by Ben Nye

"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

Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder by BECCA

An ultra-translucent setting powder that sets makeup for extended wear with a revitalizing, mist-like effect on skin.

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.

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

Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder by theBalm

"I was very nervous about buying this bronzer. I have light/medium olive toned skin and the "dark tan" shade of this bronzer intimidated me. I was looking to replace my Benefit Hoola bronzer with something that would work as well but have packaging that is more travel friendly. Looking at the color and swatches online I thought it would be way too dark and look ridiculous on me. However, this bronzer is perfect and exactly what I was looking for! It is a dark shade but it applies beautifully. It's highly pigmented but blendable and buildable to any effect I am looking for. You can go for a light bronze look, or a very contoured look. I love it on my pale winter skin, yet I know it will still show up on my tan skin in the summer. Very versatile all year round bronzer. And the packaging is so sleek anda ideal for travel! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Beauty.com user

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder by MAC

Shop m·a·c prep & prime transparent finishing loose powder at ulta. Comes in one universal colour that suits all shades. Sets makeup and reduces shine.

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

Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder by Milani

Stay flawlessly shine-free through whatever comes your way with this super-soft, lightweight formula. Milani conceal + perfect shine-proof powder's blend of treated pigments and powder create a smooth, matte finish for buildable medium coverage.

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

Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder by Charlotte Tilbury

An ultra-fine setting powder that blurs imperfections and visibly reduces shine.

Prep Set Go Transparent Face Powder by Milani

"Milani, I love this powder more than I can explain and I hope you never discontinue it. It is literally perfect and only $10. How?! it is transparent on your skin without looking dry or cakey or powdery AT ALL. I have dry skin and normally I can't wear any transparent powder (or most powders at all) because it looks so dry and powdery, this one thought has become my everyday god send to set my makeup. It's also so convenient being a pressed powder instead of loose. It reduces shine only slightly so if you have a dewy foundation on it still lets that foundation look dewy but keeps it from getting too shiney. It keeps my foundation from settling in my lines. It smoothes my skin under my eyes and forehead like a blur filter. I can not say this would be good if youre oily because this won't keep shine away all day. But if you're dry and you want some glow but want to set your makeup then this is seriously an amazing powder. You will be so glad you got it. Less" - myshopify.com/milanicosmetics 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.

True Color Soft Velvet Finishing Powder by Black Opal

"This powder looks great on my dry skin. It sets my face and leaves a matte finish without looking cakey. Setting powders sometimes make my skin look drier, especially drug store setting powders. This doesn't look dry, and helps fill in my pores so my skin looks smoother. It doesn't wear off throughout the day. My makeup does last longer when I use this compared to my other powders. I don't know if it would work as well on oily skin but dry or mature skin will love this.It's packaged nicely. It has a sifter which allows me to get to the powder easily without a huge mess. It does have a subtle sweet scent but it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and once applied I can no longer smell it. As an added bonus this powder is only $10 and you get a good amount so it should last a bit. " - ulta.com user

Pressed Powder by black radiance

"I have been using this powder since I was 16 and I'm 35 now! I use to wear this powder alone without a liquid foundation because I really didn't need a lot of coverage and it gave me light coverage with a flawless matte finish. As I got older I started getting blemishes and needed more coverage. This powder still did the trick in covering my blemishes and giving me that even matte finish that I love. And it wears all day! Now I use it as a setting and finishing powder as part of my everyday make up regimen. I use dream matte mouse liquid foundation and finish my look with this powder. Not only does it completes my look it controls oil. I use to have very dry skin so I had to make sure I moisturized my skin before using this powder because it is very matte and can make you look dry. Now due to hormone changes I do tend to get some shine on my nose. It still get my all day matte finish and I will continue to wear this powder until they discontinue it and hopefully they won't! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - walmart.com user

Oat Translucent Setting Powder by Beauty Bakerie

"This got good reviews on YouTube so I wanted to try it. I got it in the shade translucent. It's very finely milled and feels very soft when applying. I use it to set my whole face but apply it with a damp beauty blender under the eyes and then a brush for everything else. A little goes a looooong way with this powder. The only down side is that it gets everywhere if you're heavy handed, like me. I wish it had a cover over the sifter as product tends to spill out, it's definitely not handbag friendly! I would still recommend it though. I have very oily skin so I don't expect to be shine free all day but I think this does a better job than my KVD lock it powder. " - beautybay.com user

Translucent Loose Setting Powder - Glow by Laura Mercier

A version of the iconic Translucent Loose Setting Powder in a glow finish that sets makeup for up to 12 hours of luminous, weightless wear.

Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder by Chanel

"This powder is absolutely amazing! It is so finely ground and it goes on beautifully. You can hardly see it, yet the difference it makes is truly substantial.It sets liquid foundation WITHOUT enhancing fine lines. It also covers pores without settling into them. It is very lightweight and natural looking. It does not look caked on like you’re wearing too much makeup.It does a great job of controlling shine, while not making you look too matte or dry. I don’t need to touch up until 6 hours after application (and even then I need the tiniest amount to touch up).I purchased the ’30 Naturel’ color. I apply it with a large, fluffy powder brush to set my liquid foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere liquid foundation (AMAZING!). " - Nordstrom user

Blot Pressed Powder by MAC

"I don't normally write a review but MAC has just been blowing my mind lately so here we go!I walked into my local MAC store and asked one of the artists there that I needed something to fix the oiliness that tends to occur when my makeup is on throughout the day, though I use their oil-controlling foundation and foundation pressed powder, I noticed that by reapplying the powder over and over again (oily skin problems) that it starts to look cakey! & THAT'S WHEN SHE RECOMMENDED THIS. OMG not only is it sheer, but it's not translucent like most oil or shine powder but I can literally layer it over and over and over and it still never looks cakey, drying or (best of all) heavy. This product is god sent. If you need something full coverage, this is not for you and not the product. But ask your local or online MAC artist, they were more than helpful for me, they'll give you more knowledge for the product you need! Less" - maccosmetics.com 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

Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder by Too Faced

A pressed powder that turns any foundation into high definition makeup.

Invisimatte Blotting Powder by Fenty Beauty

A universal blotting powder that absorbs shine and diffuses the look of pores for an instant filtered look on the fly.

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

The Makeup Translucent Loose Powder by Shiseido

"I bought this loose powder back in May 2012, and I'm just now starting to run out (June 2013). This product has lasted me a little over a year, and I use this 5-6 days a week. Other powders turn my foundation color darker or orange, but this powder does an effective job at setting my foundation without changing the color. I love how lightweight it feels and it is worth every penny. I have acne scars, oily skin, uneven skin tone, and dry spots. This powder has not irritated the dryness of my face. For max coverage, I'll sweep a bit of it with my finger onto my t-zone area and it helps with the oily areas. I have finally found my setting powder!" - Sephora 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

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

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.

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.

Special Healing Powder by mario badescu

"I have found an interesting way to use this powder, I've been using it for 3 months. 3 nights a week I use this powder. I do my normal night skincare routine, remove makeup, wash and use toner. I apply my MB seaweed moisturizer and wait about 15 minutes, I apply the powder (a lot totally caked on) to my Tzone and where I have enlarged pores and I go to sleep. I wake up with smooth non-oily skin. I wash my face in the am and before I leave the house with or without makeup on I apply a dusting all over my face. It took me a week of trial and error to figure out what works best for me. If I apply too much in the am I look like a caky mess, but I can go hard at night when I'm sleeping. I haven't had a breakout since. Now if only they could figure out better packaging because the powder applicator makes a mess, I use a brush but that also makes a mess, but I have great skin in the morning, totally worth it." - ulta user

Poudre Universelle Compacte Natural Finish Pressed Powder by Chanel

"This powder is absolutely amazing! It is so finely ground and it goes on beautifully. You can hardly see it, yet the difference it makes is truly substantial.It sets liquid foundation WITHOUT enhancing fine lines. It also covers pores without settling into them. It is very lightweight and natural looking. It does not look caked on like you’re wearing too much makeup.It does a great job of controlling shine, while not making you look too matte or dry. I don’t need to touch up until 6 hours after application (and even then I need the tiniest amount to touch up).I purchased the ’30 Naturel’ color. I apply it with a large, fluffy powder brush to set my liquid foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiere liquid foundation (AMAZING!). " - Nordstrom user

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder / Pressed by MAC

"i started off with studio fix compact w/t fondation I found a new love that day. love that stuff too, it started the ball rolling to trying mac's full line. i cant believe the quality of everything ive tried. no wonder its used by make up artists and worn by models and on red carpets all the time.I totally love this stuff. i have the pickiest skin ever. its sensitive and dry and oily and gets breakouts..I get it all.. this stuff doesn't give me any problems. it makes my skin smooth.. my skin gets patches. this stuff evens it out and helps ALOT with the redness if not takes it away. (depending on how bad it is that day) i don't wear make up all the time so i thought this stuff would feel heavy but NOPE! it goes on rubs in smooths everything out and makes my mac makeup.(which i only started using on my honeymoon last June of 2010and ill never change. I'm trying everything over time and so far soooo good! mac stays on really well)this stuff makes it even better. love it. it really makes a difference. i always thought primer was just a gimmick Have to say i was totally wrong there. no matter your skin type u should definitely try this stuff its very worth the money. and I've still got my first bottle. i bought this stiff at least 9 months ago. u only need about 3/4 of the size of a pea. IF THAT. seriously don't use more or you'll be simply waisting it. and this is not something u want to waste. its practically worth its weight in gold or more!!!!!. GIVE IT A GO. I BET YOULL LOVE IT. « less" - M·A·C user

Ultralucent Setting Powder by cinema secrets

"i have this in the light shade and experience no flashback or white cast. i have always had trouble keeping my t zone mattified and this is the only powder that does it and keeps it mattified without getting greasy/slick a few hours through the day. it is also the best for setting my undereyes without being too drying like the laura mercier is. since i have dry skin in all areas other than my tzone, i dont ever bake so havent used this to bake and wouldn't recommend baking for dry skin types. it doesnt cake up or dry out my undereyes at all like the laura mercier tends to do. it works better for me than the cover fx or laura mercier in both the skin tone matching and tzone mattifying. to avoid powderiness, my favorite brush to apply any setting powder with is the elf round kabuki and i just stiple and press. i found the laura mercier a more powdery finish and harder to wipe away. it is now my go to and i wont be repurchasing laura mercier or cover fx. i also noticed the scent of the powder and was worried about that however once on the face it's not noticeable at all. my skin is very sensitive, especially to scents, and is not irritated by it at all. it smells like aveenos soothing lotion. all in all, i use much less of this powder than others in order to get my desired effect, it's cheaper, works better, lasts a lot longer and matches my skin better than other powders, so it is now my go to setting powder. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder by NARS

NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder is a weightless powder that creates a sheer, luminous finish that appears flattering in any light.

#NoFilter Finishing Powder by NYX Professional Makeup

When it comes to getting our picture taken, we all love a good filter. That's why nyx professional makeup created #nofilter finishing powder - their amazing product that delivers a finish as flawless and soft as the most flattering filters on instagram and beyond.

Translucence Silky Loose Powder by Lancôme

"I was lucky enough to be chosen to try this amazing Lancome Translucence Silky Loose Powder in 300 ~ A Powder with Translucent Coverage, and a hint of color suited to your skin shade. (Other shades Available: 100, 200, 400 & 500)•I found the formula so light-weight and silky, giving me a nice airbrush effect to my makeup. I used it on top of my foundation and it helped to take away any shine without feeling to heavy or cakey. It absorbed the oil and it made my skin look incredibly smooth, minimizing the appearance of my, always noticeable, large pores. It helped my makeup look fresher for a longer time with no need to retouch. • I have combination skin, so this Powder will work for my oily and dry zones of my face! ✨ if you are a combination like me, one Useful Tip I found for my skin type is: • I used the sponge that is included and patted down in my oily T-zone to set the makeup for a heavier coverage, then I used a fluffy large powder brush on the rest of my face (on my dryer zone) for a lighter coverage. ✨ Will show you in an Insta-video Makeup tutorial soon ✨ * Although Suitable for all skin types and dermatologist tested! (Received this product complimentary from #Lancome & @Octoly www.octoly.com to test, review and opinion is 100% my own! #GotForFree #Sponso #FreeWithOctoly ) « less" - Sephora 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.

Un Powder by rms beauty

"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

Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder by Laura Mercier

"This is exactly what I hoped it would be - a lightweight setting powder that would be mostly invisible but "set" undereye concealer and other liquid face products so powder products go on smoothly over them. Similar to Hourglass Ambient Light powders, which I like but always had trouble finding the right shade. I'm a light/medium olive/neutral and Light works for me. This powder will NOT make you dewy and it is NOT a highlighting powder unless you wear a dead matte product under it - then I guess it may create some shine on top. But just applied with a powder brush onto bare skin or a dewy finish foundation, it will essentially be invisible (assuming you find the right shade for you). It has an ever-so-slight pore blurring effect but nothing significant. No problems getting product onto brush whatsoever. But again, you have to swatch heavily to get this stuff to show up but that's exactly what I like about it. Final note - the colors are a little deceptively named. I would say light is more light/medium and would not work on fair or light skin tones. Light is also a little peachy so if your skin has no peach tones in it, it may look weird." - sephora user

Shine Free Oil-Control Loose Powder by Maybelline

"My only complaint is that the photo shows the old metal containers and this still comes in the plastic packaging...which is less aesthetically pleasing to me. But first world problem, right? This powder never fails. I am fairly fair yet use the medium shade over a lighter liquid foundation base, or by itself over my moisturizer & it blends exquisitely. I use a big brush, because I don't like how to poofs age and get cakey, so there really is nothing to not like. I wouldn't say it's full coverage, but that also depends how you apply it. I love this product, have been using it for years. " - ulta.com user