You have your beauty blender, you’ve selected your foundation of choice and now it’s time to powder yourself! Once you have a good makeup base, powder is used at the end to set your makeup in place. It provides a finished canvas with just a few strides of your brush.

The pressed powder you use, like any other form of makeup should speak to your skin type. Your powder doesn’t have to be seasonal and can be used throughout the year if the right one is selected.

Brushing your pressed powder on with a large brush will help make for a natural look. Using a sponge to fully apply a pressed powder can sometimes cause your makeup to look heavy or even cakey. Invest in a large powder brush that can be used at home or on the go. I like to use the sponge many powder cases come with for any touch ups, by lightly patting the sponge onto the face.

Here are a few powder brushes you can choose from:

Click to buy: ecoTools

Click to buy: Ulta | Real Techniques

Click to buy: Sigma

Click to buy: Sephora Collection

Click to buy: MAC Cosmetics

Here are a few of my favorite pressed powders:

Clinique | Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Click to buy: Clinique

Click to buy: Sephora

Not a makeup person? Don’t have much time? This powder is just for you! Provides light coverage for all day use without feeling or looking like you have on makeup. Great for sensitive or dry skin.


Benefit Cosmetics | Hello Flawless Powder Foundation

Click to buy: Benefit Cosmetics

Click to buy: Sephora

This powder makes you look and feel radiant! The powder foundation formula creates an immediate flawless look, staying true to its name. Great for oily or combination skin.


Chanel | Double Perfection Lumiére Long-Wear Powder

Click to buy: Nordstrom

Click to buy: Bloomingdales

If you’re looking to splurge a bit, look no further than this Chanel Long-Wear Powder. It gives your skin a classic finish to take you through the night. Great for all skin types.

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