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The Ten Best Powder Foundations

Powdering that goes way beyond the nose!

Looking for makeup that doesn't cake up while it covers up? Look no further than today's list of the ten best Powder Foundations that go on smooth and light for daily coverage and touch ups. Easy to apply and available in formulas that offer anti-aging wrinkle reduction, SPF protection, and naturally-derived hydration, these powders "even you out" for the ups and downs of the day ahead without clogging pores and looking heavy. Click above for our compact list of high impact compacts!

Best Powder Foundations - Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder FoundationPin It!

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Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation, $36

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation can be used wet or dry, for different coverage options. This moisture-rich powder blends in with your own skin tone, and comes in many shades.

Buy at: Sephora

  • Paraben free
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Dermatologist tested
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Best Powder Foundations - Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15Pin It!

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Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15, $38

Made of super fine powder that is enriched with minerals and amino acids, Laura Mercier's Mineral Powder SPF 15 is lightweight and easy to apply.

Buy at: Nordstrom, Sephora

  • Oil free
  • Water resistant
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Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Foundation, $35

Philosophy's The Supernatural Airbrushed Foundation offers you SPF protection in a smooth, easy-to-apply and long-lasting formula.

Buy at: Beauty.com, BeautyBar

  • Helps prevent sun sunburn
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Chantecaille Compact Makeup, $65

Ideal for the oily-skinned among us, Chantecaille's Compact Makeup is a popular and non-irritating makeup that offers matte coverage.

Buy at: Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom

  • Suitable for oily skin
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Best Powder Foundations - Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20Pin It!

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Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20, $34

Josie Maran brings their trademark healthy Argan oil to makeup with the Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation. It goes on sheer and velvety smooth, with all the same, natural glowing results you trust and love.

Buy at: Sephora

  • Self-adjusting powder
  • Paraben, sulfate and synthetic free
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Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation, $34

Non-irritating Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation covers up blemishes in mere strokes and is great for everyday use.

Buy at: Sephora

  • Long lasting
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Laura Geller Beauty Balance-N-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation, $33

Laura Geller's Beauty Balance-N-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is luxurious makeup that is meticulously prepared and baked in Italy for perfect, natural-looking color that blends beautifully and color corrects as it goes on.

Buy at: Dermstore, Nordstrom

  • Self adjusts to every skin tone
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Best Powder Foundations - Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' SPF 15Pin It!

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Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' SPF 15, $34

Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' SPF 15 is as easy as it gets, in a blendable formula that is a dream to apply and can be used to add color or additional coverage depending on the day and your preference.

Buy at: Sephora, Bloomingdale's

  • Available in nine shades
Price: $34Scoring Strength:
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Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, $59

Ever-beloved Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder is both anti-aging and hydrating, in a lightweight finish.

Buy at: Sephora, Ulta

  • Available in six shades
  • Clinically proven
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Best Powder Foundations - Pür Minerals Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15Pin It!

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Pür Minerals Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15, $27

Multi-tasking Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 does it all: correcting, smoothing, plumping, and protecting for a natural look that is all you.

Buy at: Soap.com, Pür Minerals

  • Not tested on animals
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Powdering that goes way beyond the nose!

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  • Best Powder Foundations - Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation
  • Best Powder Foundations - Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15
  • Best Powder Foundations - Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Foundation
  • Best Powder Foundations - Chantecaille Compact Makeup
  • Best Powder Foundations - Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20
  • Best Powder Foundations - Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation
  • Best Powder Foundations - Laura Geller Beauty Balance-N-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation
  • Best Powder Foundations - Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' SPF 15
  • Best Powder Foundations - Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
  • Best Powder Foundations - Pür Minerals Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15
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