5 Pressed Powder Foundations We Love

Summer is officially here, and with the change in season comes the need to reassess your makeup kit, dig out your pastel shadows, reunite with your brighter lip colours, and switch out your heavier base products for more lightweight options.

Although this time of year comes with many upsides (bbqs, lighter evenings, ice cold strawberry daqs…), the hotter months can be the worst for makeup lovers, thanks to the humidity wreaking havoc on your look (hellooo excess shine and smudged mascara).

The answer? Invest in a decent pressed powder foundation to set your look in place and promote a natural looking, matte finish that refuses to budge, no matter how hot that sun decides to beat (we’re ever the optimists).

Keep reading for our round up of the five pressed powder foundations we think should feature in your summer makeup rotation.

Milani Mineral Compact Makeup

Milani Mineral Compact Makeup is a featherweight foundation that blends effortlessly over the complexion to deliver a smooth and natural your-skin-but-better finish. Offering full coverage without looking cakey or heavy, this compact, everyday powder is ideal for throwing in your handbag to blur imperfections and create that imperfection-free base wherever you are. Often find yourself doing your makeup on your morning commute? Keep this one in your bag so you’re always good to go.  

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder

Powder foundations are perfect for oily or combination skin types because they’re experts at delivering that natural, mattified finish. BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder absorbs any excess oil to curb shine and provide a light wash of colour that stays put all day long. Ideal for summer, this breathable powder foundation prevents heat and humidity from ruining your look, so it’s a great product to have in your makeup arsenal for the warmer months of the year.

Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation

When it comes to pressed powder foundations, Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation ticks all the boxes. Fragrance-free, oil-absorbing, buildable, blendable, and suitable for everyday wear, this lightweight foundation is designed to leave your base smooth and flawless. Expect medium to full coverage and plenty of compliments on your radiant complexion. Upon first application, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without this underrated game-changer.

Inika Baked Mineral Foundation

Combining the silky-smooth coverage of mineral makeup with the ease of a compact powder, INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation really is the best of both worlds. Unlike most pressed powder formulas, this foundation delivers a sheer, satin-like finish that can be gradually built up to achieve the coverage you desire. Containing a variety of skincare benefits, it also reduces skin redness, improves hydration, and absorbs excess oil from the pores so you feel just as confident in your skin when you take your makeup off.  

Pur 4 In 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation SPF15

Foundation? Powder? Concealer? Sunscreen? Get yourself a product that can do all four. If you’re low maintenance or often in a rush, Pur 4 In 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation SPF15 is here to uncompromisingly streamline your routine. Working to prevent, correct, and conceal skincare concerns, this all-in-one also smooths and firms the skin whilst offering breathable coverage and a brighter, more even finish. It’s also vegan and paraben free, so you’re basically out of reasons not to add to your bag, pronto.