Makeup woes of those with an oily skin seem to be never ending. It can be a particularly challenging chore since the oil tends to keep coming back and diminish the staying power of the makeup.

Thus it’s very important to choose the right compact powder for oily skin that will help the foundation set right in.

If you have an oily skin, you should ideally opt for a water based foundation for makeup. But, if you’re not comfortable using a foundation daily, then a concealer and a compact powder should do.

Usually the application of a sunscreen creates a heavy layer on the skin. And due to this, it is very important to keep the face as matte and oil free as possible. That’s where a compact powder comes in handy. It gives your face a matte finish and covers the unevenness in your skin tone depending on the kind of coverage it has. Choose a compact whose shade matches your skin tone. Using a lighter shade may make you feel as if you have a whitish cast over your face!

We have put together a list of our top 5 picks of compact powder for oily skin.

1. MAC blot pressed powder
2. bobbi brown skin weightless powder foundation
3. Maybelline new york fit me pressed powder
4. clinique stay-matte sheer pressed powder
5. lakme 9 to 5 flawless matte complexion compact

1. MAC blot pressed powder

Buy MAC blot pressed powder for ₹ 6,749.58 @ www.amazon.in/MAC blot pressed powder

MAC’s Blot Pressed Powder is an amazing product for oily skin, as its controls oil secretion and also sets the foundation to give a finishing look. This powder also adds some color and texture to the skin. It’s a great pick for quick touch ups and makes your makeup stay throughout the day. It provides a sheer and natural finish.

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2. bobbi brown skin weightless powder foundation

Buy bobbi brown skin weightless powder foundation for ₹ 11,838.90 @ www.amazon.in/bobbi brown skin weightless powder foundation

The Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation offers a one stop solution for those with oily skin. It  functions as your foundation and powder both. It provides a creamy texture that is smooth and super comfortable, leaving the skin looking extremely gorgeous. This product blends seamlessly into the skin and conceals the imperfections like fine lines  and pores. It keeps the skin stay fresh and shine free. It is a perfect product for people with normal to oily skin.

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3. Maybelline new york fit me pressed powder

Buy Maybelline new york fit me pressed powder for ₹ 380.00 @ www.amazon.in/Maybelline new york fit me pressed powder

Maybelline New York’s new Fit Me range is all worth the rave! The fit me pressed powder offers a new look and comes with an amazing smoothing formula. Its naturally sets your makeup and helps in smoothening your skin’s texture while controlling the secretion of oil. This lightweight face powder stays long and provides coverage and as well as a natural finish to the face. It does not clogs the pores and is oil free.

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4. clinique stay-matte sheer pressed powder

Buy clinique stay-matte sheer pressed powder for ₹ 4,686.00 @ www.amazon.in/clinique stay-matte sheer pressed powder

The unique shine absorbent, oil free product gives an ultra sheer texture for the perfect matte look. It is an amazing product for oily skin as it keeps your face fresh looking. It doesn’t require frequent touch ups  and can also be used just on the oily spots. Apply it with a brush/ sponge for an even toned look.

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5. lakme 9 to 5 flawless matte complexion compact

Buy lakme 9 to 5 flawless matte complexion compact for ₹ 356.00 @ www.amazon.in/lakme 9 to 5 flawless matte complexion compact

The Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact is perfect for getting an even natural complexion and an oil free look. The compact comes with a Vitamin E formula that nourishes your skin and gives a radiant look which lasts throughout the day. It mattyfies the skin and keeps it oil free all day long. It also works towards concealing imperfections and spots. It’s super convenient to carry while you’re travelling. It comes with an applicator sponge and a mirror for easy, hassle free touch ups.

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These are our favourite compact powders for oily skin. Try them on and let us know which one works the best for you, in the comments section below

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/radha82/ radha82

    Nice Info and I am gonna try Maybelline one :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Thanks Radha

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

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

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

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

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/stylecraze/ StyleCraze

    Nice list. really helps.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shabby/ Shabby

      Thanks :)

  • chinnu

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

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/amnesia/ 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.
    thanx…..

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/sugandhachoudhary/ Sugandha Choudhary

    nice post! I use the maybelline dream matte powder ad have enjoyed it thoroghly.
    http://glam-me-gal.blogspot.in/2013/03/makeup-101-back-to-basics-powder.html

  • 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.. :)

  • SABA

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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