Powders for Oily Skin

The Best  Powder For Oily or Acne Prone Skin

setting powder is basically a loose or compact sheer-to-medium coverage powder that “sets” your foundation or other base makeup so that it lasts longer throughout the day. It adheres to any damp and/or sticky part of the foundation and creates somewhat of a seal.  It can also help remove excess shine. Beneficial for people with combination to oily skin types.  Setting powder so that the oils in the skin do not break down makeup to the point where it’s sliding and/or disappearing . It can  delay the process and save you from touching up so often.

Loose powder: usually more natural and sheer than pressed powder. Also used to set a liquid foundation and can also be used by itself for a foundation. Loose face powders come in a container with a sifter and usually a powder puff. I however find that big fluffy brushes work best in evenly applying it all over.

Pressed powder: is a fuller coverage option, used to set foundation or a substitute for liquid foundation. This will generally be the heaviest fullest coverage out of the three. Pressed face powders are available in compacts that include a sponge or a powder puff for application purposes

Translucent powder: provides no coverage, and is mainly only used to set a foundation. Not seen on the skin, but it can make your skin look to have a softer focus.

Blot: You can buy blotting tissues to keep handy. Press to your face and blot softly with the tissue. It will take off the excess oil but will not mess up your makeup.

If your face has a white look, or your makeup starts to look powdery and cakey, you’ve probably used too much. Also you have used to much if you now have a makeup line around your jaw, or it’s not the right color match for your skin.

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Translucent  Uses the finest milled French “Cashmere” Talc to create an extremely light and silky powder. Looks natural, never cakey or powdery and sets makeup to prolong wear. Oil Free

Saturate the Velour  Puff then remove excess by tapping the puff on top of your hand – gently press puff on the skin, using a rolling motion to “work” the  into the skin

MAC Blot Powder Pressed Deep Dark An oil-absorbing champion, MAC Blot Powder/Pressed cuts down on shine exceptionally well, while appearing natural and feeling comfortable on the skin.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Translucent Oil-Control Powder-features various color “squares” of powder in one compact, the idea being that swirling the brush over these multiple colors nets you one translucent color on skin. Controls oil throughout the day, and is like their soap, recommended by dermatologists.  Multi-vitamins and a botanical conditioner soften and smooth skin.

Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder – Shine Control

  • The velvety pressed powder is ideal for touch-ups throughout the day so makeup stays fresh, flawless and shine-free.
  • The lightweight powder is ultra-sheer with a mint green tint that works to correct redness and visible even skin tone.
  • Oil Free, paraben free, talc free, and fragrance free

Use the flocked, puff side of the applicator to softly buff away any excess powder

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens, 100 Count;is made from 100% natural abaca leaf fibers. Comes in a pack of 100, and will remove oil without disturbing your makeup. I like these the best because they unfold to twice the size of other blotting papers.

Maybelline Shine Free – Loose Oil Control Loose Powder features a formula designed to absorb oil without streaking or caking. Perfectly suitable for acne-prone skin, this loose powder won’t clog pores or cause blemishes. Apply oil-free powder for a complete shine-free finish. Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

Tarte Smooth Operator(TM) Micronized Clay Finishing Powder with PM20(TM) Translucent White
A colorless, mattifying, pore minimizing, and amazonian clay finishing powder that is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pores by 20% after 4 weeks. I love this one because it comes in translucent or bronze, can be worn alone or over makeup.
Palladio Powder: Translucent These  are original ancient Chinese loose powders, is wonderful for absorbing excess
oils highlighting your features and improve your makeup.

A Review from Amazon

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for oily skin! April 2, 2012

By Jill

Color Name: Translucent|Amazon Verified Purchase

This product works amazing for me and I have SEVERE oily skin.. This stuff keeps my makeup on and prevents shine for hours.. If you are worried about looking cakey get it in translucent. Its practically invisible. And love the price. Highly recommend for anyone with oily skin that has trouble with shine!

Too Faced Cosmetics Absolutely Invisible, Translucent Pressed Powder

  • works to increase collagen production and elasticity
  • Micronized Pigments “float” on the skin – improves skin tone appearance and sets
  • Preventative & Powerful Anti-Oxidants – free radicals are blocked, UVA & UVB damage is reduced and repaired
  • Seaweed Extract & Sea Water – high in Vitamin A & B complex, increases moisture levels and elasticity and heals environmentally ravaged skin
  • Chamomile – soothes and calms helping skin rejuvenate