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When choosing a pressed powder for oily skin, it is key to choose one that is oil-free and also non-drying. This combination makes for the perfect powder foundation. An oil-free powder will keep your face from getting shiny, while one that is non-drying won't cake up on your skin. Many drugstore brands are just as effective as department store makeup. Stick with an oil-free drugstore brand that will leave your skin smooth and flawless, and use the money you've saved to buy that lip gloss you've been coveting.
E.L.F. Clarifying Pressed Powder
Allure magazine named E.L.F. Clarifying Pressed Powder one of the best pressed powders for oily skin. It is lightweight, silky to the touch, and oil-absorbing, leaving a flawless matte finish. It conceals redness and shine without caking. But the powder does have a drying effect because it is oil-absorbing, so you will want to keep your skin moisturized in order for the powder not to cake. The powder is also just right for sensitive skin. It treats and prevents skin imperfections with key active ingredients specially formulated for problematic skin. It is available in seven shades that blend easily into any skin tone: Ivory, Light Beige, Rosy Beige, Apricot Beige, Honey, Spice and Toffee. It's also a bargain.
CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Makeup
Elle recommends that women with oily skin use CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Makeup. It contains oil absorbers and conditioning ingredients. The powder provides light coverage to let your skin breathe, yet offers a gentle, natural-looking matte finish that lasts all day long. It is non-acnegenic, protecting oily and sensitive skin from possible acne breakouts. It is also oil and fragrance-free. This product is available in six shades: Classic Ivory, Buff Beige, Medium Light, Warm Beige, Soft Honey and Tawny. CoverGirl Clean is also available in Normal Skin and Sensitive Skin formulas.
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation
Self named Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation with SPF 20 PureScreen one of "26 musts for your makeup bag." It is formulated for sensitive skin and provides protection from harmful UV rays while reducing skin redness. It comes with a brush for easy application. The powder provides full, flawless coverage, but is light, so it leaves room for skin to breathe. It is available in eight shades.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Powder
"Cosmopolitan" likes the natural flawless coverage and staying power of the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Powder. It stays on for 16 hours and contains SPF 20 for sun protection. What more could you ask for? More importantly, it is formulated to resist the effects of heat and humidity on your skin, keeping you oil-free all day long. It is made up of fine powder that does not get cakey or dry out skin. It is available in six colors.