Other than the reliable lip and cheek tint, powder foundation is another item we feel is ~essential~ in our daily kikay kits. Not only can it provide your face more coverage, but it can also keep your skin shine-free and blur large pores. It's also a welcome alternative if you find liquid bases too heavy, sticky, or greasy for your liking. A powder foundation's compact form also makes it easier to retouch your makeup no matter where you are as it can fit even the slimmest and tiniest of purses!
That said, we rounded up the best powder foundations for all budgets, so you will never have to wonder if you need to reach for yet another oil blotting sheet. Keep on scrolling for your next go-to compact:
Best Powder Foundation: EB Matte Two Way Cake
If your skin is the type to get oily just hours or even *minutes* after doing your makeup, we suggest buying an affordable powder foundation compact. You can keep on retouching your base without squeezing your bank account dry. This two-way cake from Ever Bilena gets the job done by offering coverage and eliminating shine sans the hefty price tag.
EB Matte Two Way Cake, P165, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: Vice Cosmetics Duo Finish Foundation
This famous powder foundation from Vice Cosmetics can either used dry or wet (you can dampen the sponge to provide more coverage). It lets you score a beautiful airbrushed look sans the cakey effect. We also love its Pinay-friendly shade range!
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Best Powder Foundation: BLK Cosmetics All-Day Matte Powder Foundation
This powder foundation from BLK Cosmetics contains ultra-fine pigments for a silky, seamless finish with a buildable formula that never gets cakey!
BLK Cosmetics All-Day Matte Powder Foundation, P399, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: In2it Face Poppin Blur Face Powder
If your problem lies with your pores and fine lines, try this blurring face powder from In2it! It also provides medium to full coverage with added oil control and sun protection benefits.
In2it Face Poppin Blur Face Powder, P339.75, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Full Coverage Powder Foundation
If you liked the SuperStay Liquid Foundation, then you're surely love its powder counterpart! It provides a lightweight, skin-like finish that doesn't feel heavy at all. The best thing about it is that it comes through with its promise of providing you an ultra-matte base. This is a godsend for girls with oily complexions!
Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Full Coverage Powder Foundation, P499, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 16 HR Pressed Powder
Its liquid foundation equivalent gets tons of rave reviews for being a true matte foundie, but we believe that the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Pressed Powder deserves some love, too! It provides heavy-duty oil control sans the caked on look. It can be used on its own or on top of a liquid base.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 16 HR Pressed Powder, P499, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation
If you're into ~mineral~ makeup, local cosmetics brand Ellana is the way to go. Their famous Pressed Mineral Foundation now has an improved formula that's sweat- and oil-resistant. It's also loaded with SPF 50 to protect your skin from damaging UV rays.
Ellana Pressed Mineral Foundation, P998, Ellana Mineral CosmeticsADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: Happy Skin Ready To Glow Anti E-Aging Powder Foundation
Other than giving your face a "my skin but better look," the Happy Skin Ready To Glow Anti E-Aging Powder Foundation also brightens your complexion because it's infused with vitamin C. You hit two birds with one stone with this product!
Happy Skin Ready To Glow Anti E-Aging Powder Foundation, P1,299, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
This ~iconic~ powder foundation from MAC is great for oily complexions as it grants your skin a matte finish that can last for hours! It also offers a wide shade range, so you're sure to find the perfect match for your skin color and undertone.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, P1,900, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
Best Powder Foundation: Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation
If you're a big fan of the Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation, then you'll love its powder counterpart! You can apply it wet or dry for a natural-looking finish or a full coverage look. It has ActiveForce™ technology that synchronizes with your complexion and self-refreshes nonstop for a flawless finish that will last for up to 24 hours!
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation, P2,400, LazadaADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
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