The Best Powder Foundation to Overcome Any Skin Concern

The Best Powder Foundation to Overcome Any Skin Concern

Powder foundation sometimes gets a bad rap for being unnatural-looking, and a texture best left to oily skin. But a new generation of powder foundations is here, and it's ready to disprove all those conceptions. These foundations, chosen for specific skin concerns, deliver better skin than you ever thought possible.

White container of IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination powder foundation in a light shade photo

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For Dry Skin: IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination

Who says dry-skinned ladies can't use powder? A few swipes of IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation covers redness, acne, and hyperpigmentation with ease, delivering an airbrushed finish. It's full of healthy-skin ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, and anti-aging collagen, so your complexion stays nourished and not chalky. Bonus: Its Illumination formula features IT Cosmetics' Drops of Light Technology, leaving skin glowy and radiant.

Buy It! $36; macys.com

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Silver container of Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in a medium shade with makeup blending sponge in front photo

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For Light Coverage: Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

Let your natural skin shine through with this sheer pressed powder. It absorbs oil and mattifies skin for hours with its non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) formula. Use it in the morning as part of your routine or toss it in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

Buy It! $27; nordstrom.com

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bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation in a deep shade photo

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For Oily Skin: BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation

BareMinerals is the OG mineral foundation — and it's still a favorite for a reason. When buffed into skin, it creates a flawless yet natural-looking finish that feels more like a cream than a powder. Its natural ingredients are actually good for your skin, while its SPF 15 is an essential protectant from the sun.

Buy It! $31; macys.com

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White container of bareMinerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Loose Powder Foundation in a medium shade with a clear sifter photo

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For Acne-Prone Skin: BareMinerals Blemish Rescue

Makeup that can actually improve your skin — we're intrigued. This loose powder foundation contains 0.5 percent salicylic acid to zap breakouts and zinc, sulfur, and kaolin clay to eliminate shine. According to a BareMinerals study, 90 percent of participants saw improvement in their acne in as little as three weeks.

Buy It! $29; sephora.com

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Dark brown container of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact powder foundation in a fair shade photo

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For a Natural Glow: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact

This powder does it all: It's long-lasting yet luminous, buildable yet breathable. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is infused with micro-silk technology, so it stays comfortable all day while giving your skin a little glow. Use it to touch up throughout the day or wear it alone for a healthy-looking complexion.

Buy It! $62; nordstrom.com

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Red and black container of Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation in a fair shade photo

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For Full Coverage: Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation

Look instantly airbrushed with this full-coverage, matte-finish foundation. Kaolin clay absorbs oil without making skin feel dry, while rice powder gives pores a blurred effect. Even better, Kat Von D products are known for being vegan and cruelty free — it's makeup that makes you look good and feel good.

Buy It! $36; sephora.com

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