Dig through a celebrity makeup artist’s bag and you’ll definitely find at least one pressed powder compact. They’re a must-have when it comes to combating shine, evening out your complexion, setting makeup or for little touch-ups throughout the day. But for a product that’s seemingly super straightforward, there are so many different options on the market. To simplify your life, we’ve rounded up seven different pressed powders to help you choose the right one for you.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder
Makeup-wearers adore this formula for the way it helps control oily skin. Apply it at the beginning of the day for up to 16 hours of shine-defying power. There’s a good chance you won’t need to run to the bathroom ten times a day to observe the current state of your T-zone.
5 / 7
Pressed Powder for Acne-Prone Skin
Dermablend Intense Powder Camo Medium Coverage Foundation
Concerned about mixing powder with acne or other skin concerns? Don’t panic — this foundation is super buildable without looking cakey. You can wear it as medium-coverage foundation or build it up to full coverage to conceal skin concerns like acne, blemishes, blackheads, uneven skin tone and more.
6 / 7
Pressed Powder for a Glowy Base
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact
If you don’t normally reach for a powder foundation, chances are that this silky compact will change your mind. It has a semi-matte finish that won’t leave your skin looking cakey. It absorbs right into your skin to give you a natural, luminous finish.
7 / 7
Pressed Powder for an Airbrushed Finish
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish
Dust this pressed powder over your concealer and onto your T-zone to smooth out your skin and give it a slightly blurred, airbrushed finish. Pro-tip: You can also apply it over lipstick for a mattifying effect.