These foundations are lightweight, breathable, buildable and magnify the skin. You want something that can control the shine on your face without being too heavy that you break out in acne and pimples. These are some of the best powder compact foundations for you if you have oily skin.

Maybelline New York’s Fit Me Pressed Powder is a breathable foundation that is perfect if you have oily skin.

This foundation has a lightweight, and longer formula that provides a natural and smooth coverage. It gives the face a matte finish and makes it seem poreless. It is a part of Maybelline’s Fit Me collection that has a wide range of base makeup products that suit most skin tones and types. It comes in a square package with a mirror attached to the lid. This makes it easy to carry along while you’re travelling as you can do any touch-ups on the go. It also comes with a soft sponge applicator, which is also an added bonus. It blends in easily and smoothly all over your face and stays on for a long time, without giving the face a powdery look.

This compact powder contains SPF 20 that helps protect skin from sun damage and has shea butter and Vitamin E that nourish the skin as well.


Faces Canada’s Weightless Matte Compact is enriched with the goodness of shea butter, which is known for its hydration and anti-inflammatory properties, and Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that improves the skin’s health. The foundation comes with sun protection as well. It comes in a shiny, black, round case which has a secure locking mechanism. There’s a mirror attached to the lid and a puff provided for an easy application. The formula is fine and glides on smoothly onto the skin. On blending, it settles into a matte finish and gives medium to sheer coverage. You can easily add this to your everyday make-up routine.

For high coverage, longer foundation, go for L.A Girl’s HD Pro Face Pressed Powder.

This foundation can help you cover any imperfections on your face easily with it’s long-wearing and oil control formula. You can either use it on top of your foundation or build coverage using it on its own as well. It is a magnifying formula, so it’s great for you if you have oily skin. It also blurs pores and makes skin look naturally smooth and even-toned. The soft formula also makes the skin look brighter. It comes with a mirror and sponge applicator, so you can carry it with you in your purse or beauty kits while travelling and get touch-ups on the go.

MAC’s Blot Powder is perfect for eliminating shine that comes on the face when you have oily skin and make it look matte.

This is a sheer coverage pressed powder that is meant to be used on top of your foundation or tinted moisturiser to control excessive oil production and shine. This will help your skin look matte for a long time without adding any extra coverage to your existing foundation. It comes in the standard compact round packaging with a mirror attached to the lid. There’s also a luxe feeling sponge applicator that comes with the product. It’s a nice product to have on you if you have oily skin and tend to wear a lot of make-up.

This foundation is a nourishing, oil-absorbing, make-up solution for anyone with oily skin.

Lakmé’s 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact is great for anyone with oily or combination skin. The formula gives a medium to light coverage and gives a matte finish to the face. It is a lightweight pressed powder that evens out the complexion and controls shine for a long time. It can easily fit in your purse or make-up bags, so you can travel with it too. The formula is very easy to blend into the skin and gives a smooth and radiant look. It is also enriched with Vitamin E that keeps the skin nourished as you wear it.

Anagha Sangeetha

@anaghasangeetha Just your neighbourhood girl who loves to experiment with things to make sure that you are provided with the best products, sans any compromise on quality or value!

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