14 Top-Rated Compact Foundations From Sephora That Can Fit in Even the Tiniest Clutch
When switching up your beauty routine for summer, you may have already added things like lightweight foundation and setting spray to your warm-weather must-haves. However, there's one product that can help achieve what both those items do . . . in one portable package.
Pressed-powder foundations blur skin imperfections and build up into a full-coverage look, while also absorbing excess oil as a setting powder would. Most of the time these products conveniently come in a mirrored compact so, when we were looking through Sephora's options to see what other shoppers were loving, we made sure each one we choose on our list included its own sponge or puff with no need to pack an extra brush or beauty bag.
Ahead, see the top-rated pressed-powder foundations from Sephora to smooth out skin right at home, or when you want to grab-and-go instead.
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder ($48) comes in red, yellow, and neutral undertones, and can go on wet or dry, depending on the desired coverage. This oil-free foundation reduces the look of large pores and fine lines while also hydrating skin at the same time.
KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Powder Foundation
The top-rated KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Powder Foundation ($37) uses kaolin clay and rice powder extract to achieve its diffused, matte look. Plus, when you finish this full-coverage foundation (or if your skin is two different shades throughout the year), it's easy to just swap in a new hue with the KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It Powder Foundation Refills ($23).
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation
The bestselling Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation ($38) manages to feel lightweight but still last all day. All 30 shades smooth out skin and absorb oil — and there's a double-sided applicator for sheerer or more full coverage as desired.
Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-tasking Longwear Powder Foundation
The top-rated Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-tasking Longwear Powder Foundation ($41) can cover any skin imperfections on the go without leaving a cakey or dry finish. And, not only is it super easy to just dust this powder on with the included puff, it can actually be build up to a fuller, matte foundation with a damp sponge, too.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation
This Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation ($45) manages to be creamy even though it's in powder form, and 92 percent of the Sephora shoppers who bought this would recommend it to you, too. It's also long-lasting and resistant to humidity as there's technology inside that adapts to skin so makeup stays on despite heat, sebum, and any facial movements.
Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation
The top-rated Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation ($20) comes in 35 different shades but they all can be built up as needed (with the included sponge). Plus, the weightless creamy powder virtually sinks into skin so makeup won't crack or feel caked on, even if you reapply it on the go.
Urban Decay Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation
Urban Decay Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation ($39) offers buildable coverage with a matte finish that resists water, heat, and sweat. This top-rated powder also features moringa seed oil to fight the effects of pollution and even has a charcoal-infused sponge for additional detoxifying.
Too Faced Born This Way Pressed Powder Foundation
This top-rated Too Faced Born This Way Pressed Powder Foundation ($37) can work on all skin types from oily to dry as it hides shine while also hydrating with coconut water and hyaluronic acid. It's got a two-in-one sponge whether you're spot-correcting redness or other skin imperfections, or dusting all over as a makeup setter.
BareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Powder Foundation
The versatile BareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Powder Foundation ($32) doesn't just offer silky, buildable coverage wherever you are, it also has skin-nourishing ingredients inside. It's formulated with 90 percent vitamins and minerals and is non-acnegenic and noncomedogenic, making it a good option for anyone with sensitive skin,
Wander Beauty Wanderlust Powder Foundation
This full-coverage Wander Beauty Wanderlust Powder Foundation ($40) features moisturizing aloe leaf and clarifying hibiscus flower to treat skin well as it works. The compact also has an anti-microbial applicator for touchups wherever you may be wanting to add some color or absorb some excess oil.
Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Matte Powder Foundation
Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Matte Powder Foundation ($54) has mineral powders inside that act like a sponge to soak up excess oil and sweat. That means this top-rated option finishes matte, minimizes shine, and smooths out your complexion, all at the same time.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation
There are 42 different shades of this top-rated Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation ($43), offered in a range of undertones, too. The powder can absorb and control oil whether you need that help all over your face, or just in a few touchy spots.
Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup Foundation
A good choice for combination or oily skin types, this humidity-resistant Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup Foundation ($29) is like a powder and foundation in one compact. Whether it's used as a foundation or as a foundation-topper, know there's no oil, mineral oil, alcohol, or fragrance inside.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Compact Powder Foundation
This top-rated Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Compact Powder Foundation ($64) is shine-and-oil-controlling and can help reduce the appearance of large pores. It doubles as a setting powder and a natural-finish foundation as the included sponge has one side to mattify and another to build up color coverage.
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