The 5 Best Powder Foundations That'll Give You Airbrushed-Looking Skin

WOULD I LIE TO YOU? (Answer: no.)

Powder foundations have gotten a bad rap over the years for being dry, cake-y, life-force suckers that leave you looking like the Crypt Keeper. But guess what? It's no longer 1993, which means formulations have changed, and powder foundations can now even out dark marks and breakouts without feeling heavy or drying. And to prove it, we cherry-picked the best formulations on the market today...

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It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination

This lightweight powder is subtly iridescent (zero flecks of glitter or shimmer, here) and so insanely silky, it'll highlight dull, blah skin without sticking to dry patches.

It Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination, $35

BUY IT: ulta.com

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Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation

Most powders fade off your face by noon, but this super, super long-lasting powder foundation—which has shades ranging from beige to deep mocha—stays put to keep red marks and zits covered.

Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation, $35

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Powder

Swirl this velvet-y powder foundation over your T-zone to zap shiny skin and even out blotchiness, or layer it over your entire face for a diffused, filtered finish.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Plus Poreless Powder, $5.64

BUY IT: amazon.com

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Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation

Perfect for powder haters (or no-makeup makeup lovers), this ultra-sheer foundation evens out your skin tone, while still leaving your face with a bit of a dewy finish.

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation, $12

BUY IT: amazon.com

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NYX Stay Matte Powder Foundation

Available in 30 full-coverage shades, this satin-finish foundation lightly mattifies oily or combination skin, but never looks powdery or cakey.

NYX Stay Matte Powder Foundation, $9.99

BUY IT: ulta.com

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