The 6 Best Powder Foundations

The humble powder foundation has had a glow up. Gone are the days of heavy, cakey formulas that clog the pores and sit uncomfortably on the skin. In 2020, it’s all about weightless and blendable powder foundations that offer a flawless finish and a shine-free complexion.

Sound like a bit of you? Keep scrolling for our roundup of the six best powder foundations.

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation

If you suffer with oily or acne-prone skin, Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation is an excellent option for you. Offering medium to full coverage, the mineral formula absorbs excess oil to help maintain a mattified complexion without clogging the pores or weighing down the skin. Not today shiny forehead. Not today.

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder

If a super lightweight foundation is your thing, BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder was made with you in mind. Dusting the skin with a finely milled powder that delivers a silky, shine-free finish, this one also comes in a mirrored compact with a sponge applicator for on-the-go application. Keep in your handbag for those last minute makeup emergencies – it’s all in the prep.

EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation

EX1 Cosmetics Pure Crushed Mineral Powder Foundation is not only naturally antibacterial and oil-absorbing, it is also formulated with antioxidants and vitamin E to keep the skin protected from free radicals. Ideal for those living or working in the city, this daily foundation shields the skin from nasties whilst delivering a natural and even finish. Think your skin, but better.

PUR 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation SPF15

A foundation that contains SPF (like PUR 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup) is always a good idea. Keeping your skin protected from harmful UV rays, this hardworking foundation also brightens, conceals, and smooths the complexion. If you’re looking to streamline your makeup routine, this 4 in 1 is a great place to start.   

INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation

If your skin is prone to redness, INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation is here to help. Enriched with magnolia bark extract to even out the complexion and improve hydration, and hectorite to absorb excess oil from the pores, this foundation is the game-changing base product you never knew you needed.  

Milani Mineral Compact Makeup

Contrary to popular belief, powder foundations come in full coverage formulas too, and Milani Mineral Compact Makeup is case and point. Unlike lighter coverage options, this richly pigmented foundation can be used to conceal the appearance of dark circles, age spots, scars, and imperfections to leave your base looking smooth, even, and flawless. This staple covers all bases, literally.