Oily Skin Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against These Powder Foundations

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Between Instagram, Instagram Stories, Facebook, and LinkedIn profile shots, life has become one big photo-op (#selfie). Don't feel stuck searching for makeup that keeps you camera-ready (or at least, you know, decent). You'll always get the airbrushed effect with these plush powder foundations.

1 bareMinerals Originals Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Best Overall

This mineral foundation from bareMinerals is recognized as one of the best. The line was made to match 30 shades of skin tones, and it's derived from a basic formula of no more than five key ingredients. It applies like a powder, but it resembles a cream-like texture for a flawless, illuminated complexion.

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2 MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

MAC's cult-classic Studio Fix powder foundation provides an instant flawless face. The plush powder applies quickly and evenly in one swipe, and the coverage is buildable depending on how heavy you prefer your foundation. You can wear it alone for a sheer look, and this versatile powder even works well as a setting powder if you want a more dramatic look that doesn't budge.

3 L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup

We have a deep appreciation for products that serve a multipurpose. L'Oréal's drugstore selection stays true to color, with 30 shades to experiment with until you find your perfect match (it exists, promise!). The powder foundation is incredibly buildable, offering anywhere from light to full coverage, and it can also be utilized as a mattifying powder for oily skin. It's a sure bet for looking flawless on a budget.

4 Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation

Made from Amazonian clay enhanced with light-reflecting gemstones derived from the Earth, Tarte's mineralized foundation adds a natural shimmer to dull skin, so you'll always be keen on close-ups.

5 Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation

As a quality powder foundation that won't break the bank, Neutrogena's Mineral Sheers enhances your skin tone, giving you a natural look. Its lightweight, breathable formula makes it one of our faves for someone who prefers light coverage that still looks beautiful.

6 Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

If you have yet to decide whether a powder or liquid foundation works best for you, Laura Mercier has discovered a happy medium. Unlike other powders, Mercier's blend can be applied wet or dry, depending on the level of coverage you prefer. Apply dry for sheer to medium coverage, or with a damp sponge for total coverage.

7 Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation

This lightweight powder foundation by Too Faced provides a rose-petal-soft finish in a flash. The powder absorbs oil and features crystalline powder pigments, so the foundation provides full coverage while giving a soft-focus airbrushed look at the same time.

8 Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-tasking Longwear Powder Foundation

This cult-classic mineral foundation from Lancôme has provided women with lovely looking skin for over 30 years (and counting!). Available in 34 shades, it's a matte-finish formula that's easily applicable wet or dry.

9 Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder

We love Smashbox's foundation for going the distance. Not only does the powder provide a luminous glow that's described as "lit-from-within," but it also features anti-aging elements from gold, minerals, and amino acids. Fine lines and wrinkles will disappear under the veil of pigment, and you'll be left with a smoother complexion.

10 IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder™ with SPF 50+

If your moisturizer doesn't have SPF, your foundation absolutely should. This high-SPF powder foundation provides an airbrush-like finish, as well as a lit-from-within kind of glow.

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