There are so many foundations to try on the market and the powder foundation is becoming ever more popular. Why? There are a few reasons. Let’s delve into it.

First, the history. Powder Foundation was born into existence when Technicolor Film, was introduced in the 1930s, by Hollywood makeup entrepreneur Max Factor. Max factor was not pleased with how grease paint looked on screen, so he decided to create a new powder formula, aptly named Pan-Cake.


The first foundation was made of talc that could be applied directly to the skin with a sponge. It covered blemishes with a natural finish, that was lightweight and could be worn publicly.

This type of foundation is still very popular today. Too Faced, bareMinerals, Charlotte Tilbury, and even M.A.C. cosmetics have their various powder foundations.

I love Too Faced foundation. It feels so nice on the skin without feeling cakey. Also they have a pretty good color range so you should be able to find your right color match.

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But you might still be wondering what is powder foundation exactly? Well, it’s the best of both worlds. This opaque formula offers full-coverage, with an even satiny finish. This helps keep the shine under control. You can apply it with a wet sponge to sheer our the foundation. Or use it try for a fuller coverage.

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, please make sure that the formula you use is oil free and non-comedogenic.

Below is a List of some of my favorites:

Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium-to-Full Coverage Powder Foundation • Too Faced • $39
Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation • Bobbi Brown • $41
Guerlain Parure Gold Powder Foundation • Guerlain • $68
Original Foundation SPF 15 • bareMinerals • $32
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder • Laura Mercier • $40
Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation • M·A·C • $30
Cle de Peau Beaute – Radiant Cream To Powder Spf24 – O10 Very Light Ochre • Clé de Peau Beauté • $100

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So powder is the way to go for alot of reasons if you love this type of forumula. It helps control shine, covers blemishes and can give you just the right amount of coverage.

Do you think You Will Give Powder Foundation A Try? Well, let’s connect then! Join the discussion and talk about all things beauty and makeup related topics with me by dropping a comment. Or also say hi on Instagram (@thelaglow), Youtube, or Pinterest @thelaglow.