“I like powders that have a little sheen to them because that keeps the skin looking like it has life. Sometimes the ones that are really matte can make you look like a zombie,” notes Ciucci. This loose powder fits the bill perfectly — it even has antioxidant vitamin C to add extra skin-brightening power.
For a pressed option, this new compact uses synthetic white sapphire to create a glowy complexion. They reflect natural light, which gives skin dimension and makes skin look naturally luminous. It works with any skin tone and glides on like silk across your face. Not to mention an ultra-pretty iridescent design that also contains its own applicator sponge.
Another compact superstar, this luxe powder comes in one universal shade that fits all skin tones — so no need to fear the dreaded cakey, chalky look. Not only does it set foundation, it also blurs imperfections like fine lines, mattifies, and can even out your skin tone. That’s what we call a power powder.
Perfecting indeed. This drugstore diamond sets, mattifies, blots and gives skin a velvety look and feel thanks to microfine particles that blend seamlessly into the skin, rather than settling on top.
Large pores are so annoying, which is why this pressed powder is such a standout. It’s so good it actually makes your pores — and your entire face — look like airbrushed perfection. It was developed with plastic surgeons (!!) and is also infused with an anti-aging blend of silk, peptides, collagen, and antioxidants to actually improve your skin as it covers.
When is a powder not a powder? When it disappears so completely that you can’t even tell it was ever there. Made with 100% silica (that’s the full ingredient list, btw), it’s the perfect option for those looking to keep a more natural beauty routine - and those with very sensitive skin.