Everything you need to know about compact powders


Compact powder is an essential in every girl’s makeup kit and is a great mattifier. Compact powder, when used over your foundation, instantly absorbs all the excess oil giving you a shine-proof even finish. It can also be worn over your daily moisturiser and sunscreen or to set your eye shadow.

Compact powders are of two types; pressed and cream. They are available in a variety of shades suitable for every skin type.

1) Pressed compact powder

Pressed compact powder is ideal for touch-ups. It is the most widely used compact powder and is perfect to fix your makeup from running.

2) Cream compact powder

Cream compact powder has a creamy texture but it gives a powdered finish after blending and is suitable for dry skin.

Let’s take a look at the best compact powders available in the market;

1) Revlon PhotoReady Compact

Available in 4 different shades this cream compact gives the near-perfect airbrushed look. Its photo chromatic pigments blend easily and give a powder finish. It reflects light and gives a flawless, luminous coverage along with offering sun protection (SPF 20).

Available for 900 INR.


2) Loreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Powder

Absorbs excess oil and reduces shine for up to 16 hours. This light weight pressed compact powder can be used on its own and for quick touch-ups. It is available in 8 different shades and is suitable for all skin types.

Available for 1125 INR.

2- Loreal Paris Infallible Press Powder CompactSource 

3) Maybelline Dream Matte Powder

If you want great coverage and matte finish then this is the right product for you. The light and sheer texture gives a natural non-sticky long-lasting look throughout. It is perfect for oily skin and is available in 4 shades.

Available for 475 INR. 

3-Maybelline Dream Matte PowderSource

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