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Powder foundation usually comes in a convenient compact. It’s easy to use, delivers buildable coverage, and has the advantage of being portable—unlike liquid foundation, you don’t have to worry about spills in your makeup bag. Clinique’s Foundation Finder will help you find your perfect powder foundation match in your ideal shade and finish.
Applying powder foundation is easy when you have the perfect canvas. Prep skin first with your daily skincare regimen: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. Wait a few minutes so your skincare can absorb into the skin. Next, apply primer or daily sunblock.
Once you’ve prepped skin, apply powder foundation where needed. For allover application, start in the center of your face, blending outward. Clinique’s Powder Foundation Brush is tapered to give you superb control for flawless, even application and a natural-looking finish.
Is powder or liquid foundation right for you? Both can provide a range of skin-perfecting benefits. Powders can also be matched with liquid foundations to create custom finishes and coverage, or for extra shine control. Powders are great for on-the-go touch-ups throughout the day.
Your best pressed powder foundation depends on how you want your skin to look and feel. Superpowder™ Double Face Makeup is a long-wearing, two-in-one powder and foundation with full coverage. For a weightless, natural, beyond-perfected look, Beyond Perfecting™ Powder Foundation + Concealer covers thoroughly. There’s also our skin tone optimizer: Perfectly Real™ Compact Makeup. This silky, oil-free pressed powder foundation optimizes skin’s varying tones to help create an even appearance.
Find the best pressed powder foundation for you by consulting with a Clinique Expert or using the Foundation Finder.
Yes. A pressed powder foundation can deliver similar coverage as a liquid makeup. You can use it by itself for lightweight coverage, buildable coverage, or layer it over liquid or cream foundation for extra coverage. To learn more about powder foundation application, chat with a Clinique Consultant, or check out our Skin School videos.