The Best Drugstore Powder Foundations Under $20
Powder foundations are often overshadowed by their liquid or cream counterparts, but this consistency shouldn't be ignored. The compacts are small enough to throw in your bag without weighing it down (and easier to clean up if it spills). Powder is also pretty stellar at absorbing excess oil, so shine isn't that much of an issue.
There are countless formulas on the market (for all skin types, too!), but when you don't have the time or budget for the luxury options, rest assured that these drugstore staples, all priced under $20, impart just as flawless of an effect. Shop the full list below.
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L'Oreal Paris Naturale Mineral Foundation
This lightweight powder foundation is free of controversial ingredients like talc, fragrances, and preservatives, and helps to control oil and reduce the appearance of pores.
Iman Second to None Foundation
Available in eight shades for medium and deep skin tones, this foundation provides the full coverage of a cream foundation but dries to a powder-like velvety finish.
Maybelline Better Skin Powder Foundation
Not only does this oil-free powder foundation provide the coverage you are seeking, but it does double duty by adding salicylic acid, a beneficial, pore-clearing ingredient for those with acne-prone skin.
Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation
This powder foundation is lightweight and has a velvet-like feel, but it provides full coverage. Sounds like the best of both worlds, right?
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation
Available in 15 shades, this drugstore powder foundation has a matte finish, but still looks natural when it sits on your skin.
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation
With its fragrance-free, oil-free, and non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog pores) formula, this powder foundation is ideal for skin types ranging from oily to the most sensitive. It also includes SPF 20, which is a great addition to your regular SPF.
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Mattifying Powder Foundation
Not only is this powder foundation free of ingredients like parabens, phthalates, and SLS, but it also comes with a handy sponge and mirror that allows you to stop shine on the go.