The Best Pressed Powder Foundation

Applying pressed powder foundation with a brush will yield a lighter coverage when compared to a sponge applicator.

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Get a flawless face with a pressed powder foundation. This type of foundation is different than any other because it leaves you with a matte finish and it's super easy to apply. Before you sift through the dozens of pressed powder foundations out there, look to the ones that were highly rated by beauty experts.

Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touche Compact SPF 20

"Allure" recommends this matte powder foundation that comes in 10 different colors and actually goes on wet, but then dries to a matte powder finish. It’s oil-free so it won’t clog your pores and it covers even the darkest spots and imperfections.

MAC Blot

MAC, the makeup known to the pros, also has a pressed powder foundation that's acclaimed by “InStyle” as one of its Best Beauty Buys. Pro makeup artists use it because it soaks up excess oil and shine, leaving skin with a matte look. Plus, it doesn’t look or feel cakey – it's actually very lightweight and looks transparent, as if you were born with perfect skin.

Guerlain Parure Compact Foundation with Crystal Pearls SPF 20

The Guerlain Parure Compact Foundation is a brightening powder foundation that was picked as an Editors’ Favorite by “Allure.” It brightens, making your skin glow thanks to light-reflecting particles. Whether you have blemishes, imperfections or undereye circles, this powder foundation will wipe them away with one fell swoop. Plus, it protects skin against the UV rays thanks to a sun protection factor of 20.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

This pressed powder foundation is highly rated by Sephora customers for its flawless finish. This one is super sheer and leaves a flawless finish to your skin, all without any oils that could clog pores. Use it to get a smooth, flawless face sans any shine.

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