The best powder foundations

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Work out whether a powder foundation is ideal for your skin type and then shop our edit of the best

Powder foundation VS liquid foundation. It’s one debate that never goes away and as beauty brands become even savvier than before (creating foundations that feel like a cream formula when applied but settle like a powder) the question of whether a powder foundation is right for you becomes more relevant than ever before.

Don’t know which one to commit to? You need to work out whether powder or liquid foundation is best for your skin with these easy questions.

1. Who is powder foundation best for? People with normal, oily, combination, sensitive and acne and spot prone skin, and those who don’t like to feel anything heavy on their skin.

2. Why? Because powders are dry, they have amazing absorbing properties, making them great foundations for oily skin and because they don’t use emollients or oils, they won’t clog your pores.

3. What to look for? Powders that don’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Mineral make-up does a good job of smoothing out your skin, while giving it a healthy dose of beneficial ingredients. On the other hand, talc based powders have the tendency to creep into lines and give a chalky finish.

Another thing to factor in is how much these beauties are going to cost you. Save a few quid and take a look at our wallet-saving guides full of the best MAC makeup deals, Black Friday beauty deals, Black Friday makeup deals and M&S Black Friday sale offers on all the products your heart will ever desire.

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