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The Best Compact Powders In India – Our Top 20

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The Best Compact Powders In India – Our Top 20 December 12, 2017

Don’t you just hate it when your face, which was perfect an hour ago, now looks dull and shiny? What is the point of having your makeup on fleek if everything melts away in a few hours? Compacts save you from that blasphemy! Using a compact helps to set all your makeup in place and makes it last longer.

Best Compact Powders in India

Here is a list of our top 20 compact powders.

  1. Lakme Absolute White Intense Cover Wet And Dry Compact
  2. The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15
  3. Maybelline’s Fit Me Pressed Powder
  4. Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder
  5. MUA Pro – Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder
  6. Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder
  7. Lakmé 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact
  8. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
  9. All-In-One Face Base
  10. MUA Skin Define Hydro Powder
  11. Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
  12. L’Oreal MAT MAGIQUE
  13. Colorbar Timeless Filling & Lifting Compact
  14. ColorBar Perfect Match Compact
  15. Revlon PhotoReady Powder
  16. Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation
  17. Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder
  18. Revlon Touch And Glow Moisturizing Powder
  19. Lakme Rose Powder With Sunscreen
  20. Freedom Pressed Powder

1. Lakme Absolute White Intense Cover Wet And Dry Compact

Buy Lakme Absolute White Intense Cover Wet And Dry Compact For ₹ 675.00 @ www.amazon.in/lakme-absolute-white-intense-cover-wet-and-dry-compact

The unique feature about this product is that it can be used wet as a foundation and dry as a compact. It contains Hyaluronic acid hydrates that help in restoring the skin’s natural glow, and Vitamin B3, which brightens your skin.

Longevity

  • Claims to stay for 16 hours

Pros

  • Contains SPF 17.
  • Dual use as a compact and a foundation.
  • No harmful ingredients.

Cons

  • Can look ghostly in photographs.
  • Not for those who have acne and want coverage.

Lakme Absolute White Intense Cover Wet And Dry Compact Review

“The shine control is better when this product is used as a compact than when used as a foundation. It is a good choice if you have good skin, but if you’re looking for something with heavy coverage, this won’t do.”

This product is best suited for those who have naturally good skin.

Rating: 3/5

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2. The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15

Buy The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 For ₹ 5,021.65 @ www.amazon.in/-the-body-shop-extra-virgin-minerals-cream-compact-foundation-spf-15

This product is cold-pressed with extra virgin olive oil, and is perfect for a matte finish. It is a cream to powder mineral compact foundation that contains pure minerals.

Longevity

  • Up to ten hours.

Pros

  • Variety of shades.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Does not clog pores.
  • Smooth, light, and creamy texture.
  • Covers blemishes and evens out the skin tone.

Cons

  • Can appear in streaks on the face.

User’s Review on The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15

“It has good coverage and has a light texture. It’s perfect for those who want to go for a natural finish. It’s a great product for winters and adds a luminous glow to the skin.”

This Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation SPF 15 is suitable for all skin types.

Rating: 4.8/5

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3. Maybelline’s Fit Me Pressed Powder

Maybelline’s Fit Me range has been doing extremely well in the market, and for very good reasons, if you ask me. It has a natural finish and does not contain oil and wax. It has new shades formulated for women of color, and is available in 18 shades.

Longevity

  • Up to five hours.

Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing, as it is easy to carry in your handbag.
  • Lightweight product.
  • Affordable.
  • Blends well.

Cons

  • Not as mattifying as they claim it to be.
  • Not all the shades are available in India.
  • If you have oily skin, you will start looking greasy within a few hours.

Maybelline’s Fit Me Pressed Powder Review

“This is a good product only if you don’t have oily skin. It’s a good choice for dry to combination skin. If you’re looking for a setting powder, then this one will do the job. It will provide you with a nice, smooth finish.”

This Maybelline’s Fit Me Pressed Powder is suitable for Dry to Combination Skin.

Rating: 4/5

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4. Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder

Buy Bourjois Healthy Powder For ₹ 2,340.57 @ www.amazon.in/bourjois-healthy-powder

This product is enriched with exotic fruits to keep the skin healthy and glowing. It will even out your skin tone and give it a boost of radiance. The casing is slim and light and has a large mirror, making it a perfect on-the-go essential. It is available in four shades.

Longevity

  • Up to 8 hours.

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic formula.
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Dermatologically tested.
  • Wonderful fruity fragrance.

Cons

  • Available in only four shades.
  • Does not come with a puff/sponge.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder Review

“This product’s fine texture and feather-light feel make it easy to apply and blend. This one is amazing for women with oily skin as it has a high mattifying power. If you have dry or combination skin, moisturizing is a must; otherwise, it can be a bit drying.”

Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder is the best compact powder for Oily skin.

Rating: 4.5/5

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5. MUA Pro – Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder

This pressed powder is lightweight and lets your skin breathe. It can be used by itself, as a setting powder, or as a go-to for touch ups throughout the day. It’s a matte powder, so it helps in keeping your skin shine-free for long hours.

Longevity

  • Up to 6 hours.

Pros

  • Mattifies the skin.
  • Neutral fragrance.
  • Highly pigmented.

Cons

  • Tends to cling slightly to dry patches.

MUA Pro – Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder Review

“There was not anything highly exceptional about it, but it wasn’t a let down either. It is a good drugstore product overall. It’s a scentless matte powder that does a decent job of keeping the oil under control.”

This MUA Pro – Base Matte Satin Pressed Powder is suitable for Normal to Oily skin.

Rating: 4/5

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6. Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

Buy Revlon Naked Pressed Powder For ₹ 1,270.97 @ www.amazon.in/revlon-naked-pressed-powder

Revlon’s Nearly Naked Pressed Powder is extremely light and melts right into the skin, creating a smooth flawless finish. It blends to seamlessly that you won’t feel like you’re wearing any makeup.

Longevity:

  • Up to 4 hours.

Pros

  • Gives a natural and fresh finish.
  • Non-cakey.
  • Feels light.

Cons

  • Not suitable for oily skin as the shine returns quite quickly.
  • Applicator sponge is too small.

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder Review

If you have normal or dry skin, this is a good option. However, if you have combination or oily skin, it doesn’t do any good for you. It performs better when used as a setting powder after the application of foundation.

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder is suitable for Normal skin.

Rating: 4/5

 

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7. Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

Buy Lakme Flawless Matte Compact For ₹ 338.00 @ www.amazon.in/lakme-flawless-matte-compact

This product contains a unique vitamin E formula that will nourish your skin. It is an oil-free product that will do a great job at evening out your skin tone.

Longevity

  • Up to four hours.

Pros

  • Pretty rose gold packaging.
  • Mild fragrance.
  • Does not cause breakouts.
  • Blends smoothly.
  • Strong matte finish.
  • Affordable.

Cons

  • No SPF.
  • Not suitable for women with dry skin.
  • Tends to look chalky if it isn’t blended well.

Lakme 9 To 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact Review

“This product is recommended for those who have an oily to combination skin and want a matte finish. If you have dry skin, you can use it after thorough moisturization. It can be applied alone or as a setting powder.”

It is suitable for all skin types.

Rating: 4/5

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8. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Buy MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation For ₹ 4,030.00 @ www.amazon.in/mac-studio-fix-powder-plus-foundation

The MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is an all-matte formula that gives medium to full coverage. It is a velvety smooth formula that is super blendable. It is available in 46 shades.

Longevity

  • Up to seven hours.

Pros

  • Available in a wide range of colors.
  • The coverage is quite heavy, so it works great for those who prefer a powder foundation.
  • Blends very well.
  • Goes on smoothly onto the skin.

Cons

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Review

A user stated “I absolutely love it! I finally found a shade that matches my skin tone.”

It is suitable for all skin types.

Rating: 4.5/5

[ Read: 10 Best MAC Compact Powders ]

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9. All-In-One Face Base

Buy All-In-One Face Base For ₹ 2,488.51 @ www.amazon.in/all-in-one-face-base

Another gem from the Body Shop, this is a much-loved compact. Giving decent coverage and a good staying power, this face powder is a winner.

Longevity

  • Up to five hours.

Pros

  • Not tested on animals.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Silky application.
  • Comes with a mirror and sponge applicator.

Cons

  • Suitable for only light to medium skin tones.
  • No SPF.

All-In-One Face Base Review

“This product goes smoothly onto the skin without looking patchy. It does a great job at minimizing pores and gives you a nice matte finish.”

It is mainly suitable for normal to slightly dry and slightly oily skin.

Rating: 4.5/5

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10. MUA Skin Define Hydro Powder

This is a setting powder infused with vitamin E and jojoba which leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished. It gives a natural finish, and its sheer coverage is suitable for multiple skin tones. This product can be worn alone or over the foundation to set and remove shine.

Longevity

  • Up to 4 hours.

Pros

  • Gentle on the skin
  • Does not leave a white cast
  • Removes excess oil

Cons

  • No sponge applicator or mirror included in the compact.

MUA Skin Define Hydro Powder Review

“This works like a charm as a setting powder for controlling shine. In case your foundation tends to look greasy, this is the product to go for. It increases the staying powder of the foundation, which is a huge plus.”

This MUA Skin Define Hydro Powder is suitable for Normal to Oily skin type.

Rating: 4.5/5

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11. Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Buy Rimmel Matte Pressed Powder For ₹ 974.07 @ www.amazon.in/rimmel-matte-pressed-powder

Dermatologically tested, this formula helps in minimizing pores and setting your makeup.

Longevity

  • Up to five hours.

Pros

  • Gets rid of the shine.
  • Extremely long lasting.
  • Dermatologically tested.

Cons

  • The lid is extremely loose, so not travel- friendly.
  • Has a funny smell.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

“This product does an amazing job at keeping the shine and oil at bay, so for those of you who struggle with oily skin, this is definitely something you should try. The packaging is a bit weak, but the quality of the product itself is quite good.”

It is also suitable for all skin types.

Rating: 4.5/5

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12. L’Oreal Paris MAT MAGIQUE All In One Matte Transforming Powder

Buy L’Oreal MAT MAGIQUE For ₹ 399.00 @ www.amazon.in/loreal-mat-magique

Specially made for Indian skin, it is available in five different shades. It contains SPF 34 PA++ that protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Due to its special mineral formula, it keeps sebum at bay for hours and leaves you with a nice smooth matte finish.

Longevity

  • Up to four hours.

Pros

  • Easy on the pocket.
  • Perfect everyday go-to product.
  • Contains SPF.
  • Easily available.

Cons

  • No mirror.
  • Needs to be touched up every few hours if you have extremely oily skin.

User’s Review on L’Oreal MAT MAGIQUE

“It comes in a lovely pink packaging which is aesthetically pleasing. It comes in a wide range of cool and warm undertones, so it is quite convenient while shade matching.”

It is mainly suitable for Combination to Oily Skin.

Rating: 4/5

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13. Colorbar Timeless Filling & Lifting Compact

Buy Colorbar Timeless Filling & Lifting Compact For ₹ 950.00 @ www.amazon.in/colorbar-timeless-filling-lifting-compact

Colorbar Timeless Filling & Lifting Compact is an affordable and easily available product that gives a smooth and matte finish. It survives sweat, and keeps your face oil-free for hours. It’s also lightweight and easily blends into the skin.

Longevity

  • Up to three hours.

Pros

  • No fallout.
  • Matte finish.
  • Clean packaging.

Cons

  • Sponge is of bad quality.
  • Leaves dry patches.
  • Needs to be blended really well – otherwise, it can look cakey.
  • Doesn’t do justice to the price.

Colorbar Timeless Filling & Lifting Compact Review

“It gives a decent matte look but ends up looking dull and greasy after a while. It also brings too much attention to dry patches which makes it unsuitable for those with dry skin.” It is suitable for normal skin.

Rating: 2.5/5

[ Read: Top Compact Powders for Dry Skin ]

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14. ColorBar Perfect Match Compact

Buy ColorBar Perfect Match Compact For ₹ 725.00 @ www.amazon.in/colorbar-perfect-match-compact

Containing Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, it hydrates the skin and reverses the effects of aging, making your skin look flawless. The textured powder from this product is smooth and glides on effortlessly onto the skin.

Longevity

  • Up to five hours.

Pros

  • Smooth finish.
  • Medium to heavy coverage.
  • Keeps face shine-free for about five hours.

Cons

  • Less range of shades.

ColorBar Perfect Match Compact Review

Users rave about the texture of this product. Little goes a long way. Not much product is required for it to be effective, which is an excellent feature.

ColorBar Perfect Match Compact is mainly suitable for Normal to Combination skin.

Rating: 4/5

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15. Revlon PhotoReady Powder

Buy Revlon PhotoReady Powder For ₹ 1,174.36 @ www.amazon.in/revlon-photoready-powder

The Revlon PhotoReady Powder is micro-refined, which eliminates the oil from the face, leaving you with matte, even toned skin.

Longevity

  • Tends to look shiny after two hours.

Pros

  • Contains SPF 14.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Can be used as a setting powder, or by itself.

Cons

  • Heavy on the pocket.
  • Has a shiny finish.
  • Less quantity for the price offered.

Revlon PhotoReady Powder Review

“This is a good product overall for those who like a bit of a shimmery, dewy look. It defeats the purpose of a mattifying powder, so this is best for those who don’t have oily skin.”

Revlon PhotoReady Powder is suitable for Normal to Dry skin people.

Rating: 4/5

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16. Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation

Buy Revlon PhotoReady Foundation For ₹ 1,400.00 @ www.amazon.in/revlon-photoready-foundation

The Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation contains photochromatic pigments which blend into the skin, giving you an airbrushed look. This can be used wet as a foundation and dry as a compact powder.

Longevity

  • Up to four hours.

Pros

  • Does not look cakey.
  • Good coverage.
  • Blends easily.
  • Conceals pores and dark circles.
  • The sponge applicator is of high quality.
  • Contains a big enough mirror.
  • No fragrance.
  • Contains SPF 19.

Cons

  • Expensive.

Revlon PhotoReady Two Way Powder Foundation Review

“The texture of this product is smooth and has no fallout, which means that there is no wastage of the product. It has a good coverage and is breathable on the skin. The advantage of this product is that it can be used as a foundation when wet and as a setting powder when dry.”

It is suitable for Oily skin.

Rating: 4.5/5

[ Read: Best Revlon Face Powders and Compacts ]

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17. Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder

Buy Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder For ₹ 1,050.00 @ www.amazon.in/revlon-colorstay-pressed-powder

This is a is a lightweight, jet-milled formula, which, when worn over makeup, does not cause drying or caking. It helps to minimize shine and creates a flawless look.

Longevity

  • Up to five hours.

Pros

  • Provides a matte finish.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Medium coverage.

Cons

  • Does not live up to the 16-hour claim.
  • Limited shades.
  • Expensive for its worth.

Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder Review

“This is probably not the best choice if you are a victim to oily skin because it tends to melt off your face like paint.”

It is suitable for Normal to dry skin people.

Rating: 3.5/5

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18. Revlon Touch and Glow Moisturizing Powder

Buy Revlon Touch and Glow Moisturizing Powder For ₹ 430.00 @ www.amazon.in/revlon-touch-and-glow-moisturizing-powder

This is a silky smooth formula that moisturizes skin without looking oily. Due to the texture of the powder, the application is smooth. It provides a natural finish.

Longevity

  • Up to three hours.

Pros

  • Moisturizing.
  • Comes with a mirror and a puff.
  • Portable.
  • Good coverage.

Cons

  • If you have a habit of touching your face often, you will need to retouch frequently.
  • Cheap packaging.

Revlon Touch and Glow Moisturizing Powder Review

“As the description says, this product adds moisture to the skin without making it look oily. The staying power isn’t that great, but it is easy to carry around and doesn’t look heavy even if you have touched up a few times in a day.”

It is suitable for all skin types.

Rating: 4.5/5

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19. Lakme Rose Powder With Sunscreen

Buy Lakme Rose Powder With Sunscreen For ₹ 112.50 @ www.amazon.in/lakme-rose-powder-with-sunscreen

Lakme Rose Powder with Sunscreen is silky smooth and provides a velvety finish. It is specially formulated for daily use, and is available at a very affordable price. It is suitable for all skin types and tones.

Longevity

  • Up to four hours.

Pros

  • Glides on easily.
  • Blendable.
  • Does not cause breakouts.
  • Strong packaging.

Cons

  • The lid is difficult to open.
  • Comes in only pink shades.
  • The puff is rough.

Lakme Rose Powder With Sunscreen Review

The Lakme Rose Powder is easy to blend and has medium coverage. It gives you a soft, fresh look and is ideal for daily use.

It is also suitable for all skin types.

Rating: 4.5/5

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20. Freedom Pressed Powder

Buy Freedom Pressed Powder For ₹ 400.00 @ www.amazon.in/freedom-pressed-powder

The Pressed Powder by Freedom, a brand that aims to put out inexpensive professional makeup products, is perfect for controlling oil and keeping your facing looking matte. It can be used on its own or on top of a foundation.

Longevity

  • Up to five hours.

Pros

  • Efficiently controls oil.
  • Matte finish.
  • Soft texture which glides on smoothly.

Cons

  • Oxidizes easily.
  • Not much coverage.

Freedom Pressed Powder Review

This is a great product for controlling oil, however finding the right shade for you can be quite challenging. In case you have lucked out and found a suitable shade, then this product is quite good.

It is suitable for All skin types.

Rating: 4.5/5

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How To Apply Compact Powder?

Using a powder brush, puff, or a sponge applicator, sweep the product in downward strokes along your forehead, nose, under the eyes, and wherever you may require it. For more information, read the post – How to Apply Compact Perfectly.

A good compact can go a long way. It helps to keep your makeup intact all day. This is why it is important to choose one that is suits your skin type.

[ Read: How To Choose Compact Powder? ]

Have you tried any of the products above? Leave a comment below!

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