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- Your makeup look just isn't complete until you've patted or dusted on a little powder. Facial powder can give you a final touch of coverage to hide imperfection, a complexion that's free of shine and the ability to go for longer between makeup touch-ups during the day. To fully reap the benefits of powder, you need the best one for your skin, and drugstore.com is here to help you find it. We have a large selection of facial powders available with options ideal for all complexions.
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Forms to Suit Your Preferences

Powder products are divided into two main categories: pressed and loose.

A pressed powder is a heavier powder that is packaged in a compact and patted on with either a foam pad or a fluffy powder puff. Pressed powders are often the better choice for on-the-go touch-ups because they go on neatly and can't spill in your bag.

Packaged in jars rather than compacts, loose powders are lighter. You can apply one with a powder puff or with a powder makeup brush. A loose powder is great for controlling shine and is very easy to blend to create a natural, flawless finish.

You can shop by powder category and view all of our pressed or loose powders on one page by using the menu on the left.

Varieties of Powder

Pressed and loose powders are offered in two varieties: tinted and translucent. A tinted powder adds a touch of color with pigments similar to the ones found in foundations and concealers. This allows tinted powder to provide a little extra coverage for flaws.

You'll find a wide variety of both pressed and loose powders available to complete your cosmetics looks.

Translucent powder is colorless and can be used on all skin tones. A translucent powder does not cover imperfections, but it does help to perfect the entire complexion to give you a natural-looking makeup finish. In addition, translucent powders are highly effective at mattifying the skin to eliminate shine along the T-zone. Most translucent powders are loose powders; however, you will find a small selection of translucent options among pressed powder formulas.

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