Makeup is always a troublesome chore for those with oily skin. The oil keeps coming back up and the staying power of the makeup diminishes a lot. Using the right compact powder for oily skin will help set the foundation right and in.

While having oily skin one should always opt for a water-based foundation rather than an oil-based one. If you are uncomfortable wearing foundation daily then just use a concealer and powder daily. Usually when sunscreen is applied, it creates a heavy layer over the skin, so the main need is to keep the face as matte and oil free as possible. If there is unevenness in skin tone or spots then use a medium to heavy coverage compact. Choose a compact shade matching the skin tone. If you apply a shade lighter then you may feel a white cast over the face.

We have mentioned here some of the best compact powders for oily skin in India: So read below to know about best compact powder for oily skin.

1. MAC Mineralize Compact Powder:

mac mineralize compact powder

This particular compact for oily skin comes in a baked format and with slight luminescent finish. For an oily skin the concealer, foundation and powder may appear cakey so mac has presented this compact to keep the shine away and also give you a healthy glow with the slight luminescent finish. It‘s not shimmery. But those with sensitive skin must beware. There have been cases where this particular product caused breakouts. It has a rather high price which may be a con, but if one needs a compact to keep shine out of bay for long this should be a must try for them.

2. Bourjois Pastel Tient Essential Pressed Powder:

bourjois pastel tient essential pressed powder

This best compact powder for oily skin from Bourjois comes in a dome shaped container and gives medium to full coverage. It is easy to blend and stays put for almost 4-5 hours. It gives a totally matte look without any shine. It is oil free and non-comedogenic. It is also affordable and gives plenty of products. It comes with an applicator but is a bit on the pricey end.

[ Read: Best Compact Powder in India ]

3. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder:

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder For Oily Skin

Maybelline’s dream matte powder is oil free and gives air-soft matte perfection .it smoothens out skin tone and gives medium coverage. You can also use it to set the liquid foundation. It is dermatologist tested and will not clog pores. The price is also not too much on the higher end as compared to a few but it is a bit over priced for a compact. The product comes with an inbuilt mirror and an applicator.

4. Colorbar Time Plus Compact:

Colorbar Time Plus Compact For Oily Skin

This compact form colorbar gives medium coverage and thus can be used to top foundation or alone. It comes in a silver casing with an applicator and a mirror. The product needs to be blended in well, but after blending it keeps sweat away for more than 3 hrs and keeps the gives a smooth finish.

[ Read: Revlon Compact ]

5. Oriflamme Very Me No Time For Shine Powder:

oriflamme very me no time for shine powder

This is a very affordable powder and looks very attractive, it comes in a transparent top casing and a handy applicator, the powder needs to be pressed hard to get on the applicator. The powder keeps shine at bay for 2 hours. It gives a flawless finish and visibly reduces the appearance of pores. Only con may be that the powder does not hold off oil for long and has parabens.

[ Read: Oriflame Compact ]

Do let me know which Compacts you use in the comments below.

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  • radha82

    Nice Info and I am gonna try Maybelline one :)

    • Shabby

      Thanks Radha

  • Oindrila

    Nice compilation! :) I am gonna try Maybelline, thanks for posting this. Oily skin is a big trouble! :P

    • Shabby

      Yes it is Oindy . And You are welcome. Am glad it helped :)

  • StyleCraze

    Nice list. really helps.

    • Shabby

      Thanks :)

  • chinnu

    very nice post… useful for me tx.. :)

  • Ritzii…

    nice post shabby…compacts r a must for oily skin n which ever u mentioned r really gudones.
    i use bourjois pressed powder..n jus love it..
    n will try MAC mineralize compact.

  • Sugandha Choudhary

    nice post! I use the maybelline dream matte powder ad have enjoyed it thoroghly.

  • Nisha

    Good collection.. I dont use makeup much.. but when i do.. i only use this oriflame one you have mentioned here.. its decent enough..:)

  • Nain

    Nice compilation Shabby.. Really nice like the other posts.. Really updates me a lot on different makeup products.. Really glad to read your articles.. :)

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  • Cerulean

    Do any of these have a yellow based tint?

  • Naimisha

    Nice post! :) I have oily skin. Oily skin is a big trouble! So i was really confused regarding right compact powder for my oily skin. But now this post have provided me some help to choose from this awesome 5 powders am gonna try MAC Mineralize. thanks for posting this.

  • Farheen

    Hi…Very informative article..I wanted to ask whether compressed powder can be used for setting up makeup on oily face.And should it be used with a brush or the included puff will do?Please do answer.
    Thank You