The 3 best powder foundations PLUS a brand new release

We've rounded up the best powder foundations to suit all skin types. But not only that, we're also looking at a brand new launch too.

Powder foundations are the ideal choice when you're pushed for time and need coverage, fast.  They're also great for anyone who suffers from shine throughout the day. But that's not to say that all powder foundations are geared towards combination/oily skin. There are plenty out there to suit all different skin types.

We've picked out some of our favourites below. Oh, and there's a new release coming our way this week too!


  • Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation €34.50

For pigmented products that last for hours, and hours on end there's only one place to go. Kat Von D's makeup collection arrived in Ireland last year and has quickly become a firm favourite amongst makeup fans. This foundation comes in 18 shades (available in Debenhams). Wave bye-bye to shiny skin.


  • L'Oreal True Match Minerals Foundation €19.99

If you like to mix and match your bases throughout the week than this one from L'Oreal is a great weekday option. It delivers natural coverage and boasts a formula that is 95% minerals. Plus the little built-in brush makes it travel-friendly for on the go top ups.


  • Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder €48

This dual-use powder foundation is perfect for anyone who can't decide whether they like liquid or powder formulas. Why? Because it can be applied either wet or dry depending on how much coverage you need. Simply dampen the sponge and apply for a smooth, liquid-like finish, or apply dry for a more matte finish.


  • Clarins Everlasting Compact Powder Foundation €38

The newbie of the group, this latest launch from Clarins hits counters this week. The formula is smooth, silky and easy to blend from a natural to fuller coverage finish. It delivers a comfortable matte finish that lets skin breathe and looks fresh rather than mask-like. When buffed in, it also helps to conceal and blur pores and reduce redness too.

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