• NO.1 Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Micro-Powder
  • NO.2 Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation
  • NO.3 Dior Skin Forever Extreme Control Matte Powder Foundation
  • NO.4 BOBBI BROWN Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
  • NO.5 SHISEIDO Synchronize Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation
  • NO.6 Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact
  • NO.7 NARS Soft Velvet Pressed Powder
  • NO.8 Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
  • NO.9 LANCÔME Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Longwear Powder Foundation
  • NO.10 IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

10 Best Pressed Powder for Dry Skin 2022

Jan 17, 2022

Pressed powder is a must-have beauty tool and works wonders to remove the sheen and make your face look smooth and even. What kind of pressed powder is perfect for dry skin? Especially in Autumn, it would be more trouble for girls with dry skin to do skincare and makeup. For dry skin, it should be prudent to choose cosmetics,  especially powdery products.

Pressed powder can be used as a light concealer and is more moisturizing than loose powder. So pressed powder is perfect for dry skin to set makeups in winter. If you use pressed powder in summer, it may be slightly thick. You can use a powder puff or a makeup sponge to dip it. Powder foundation is portable so that you can carry them in your bag and retouch your makeup on the go.

A lot of people with dry skin think the pressed powder is designed for oily skin. Some people are puzzled, is it possible for dry skin? The answer is an absolute yes. However, we must pay attention to the ingredients. Some contain moisturizing ingredients. Although it is powder, it is very moisturizing on the face to firmly attach the skin. And for dry skin, we should do a good job in skincare like moisturizing and hydrating in order to dry and peel with pressed powder.

Based on users’ reviews and some experts’ advice, and trials by our testers over all kinds of pressed powder, we round up the 10 best items for dry skin. If you didn’t try any of these before, trust me, they will give you a big surprise.

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  • Super-Finely Milled Powder
  • Moisturizing
  • Delicate Package
  • Sheer Coverage
  • No Puff
  • Not Suitable for Oily Skin

Airbrush Flawless Finish Micro-Powder, one of CT's star products, is a compact powder suitable for dry skin, helping to build a fresh makeup look. With extremely fine powder, it can smooth out pores and fine lines, present a matte finish, and create a clear makeup effect. Its concealing power is too weak to conceal most facial blemishes such as redness, dark circles, and acne marks. Rose wax and almond oil contained hydrate the skin throughout the day and make the powder to blend flawlessly, while reducing shine. Even for the dry skin type, it won’t be drying, creasing or balling up. Packaged in a exquisite style, it doesn’t come with a puff, meaning that customers have to buy extra puffs or brushes. According to the feedbacks of most oily skin users that it will still feel greasy after applying it, the oily skin type is expected to think twice before buying it.

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  • Super-Finely Milled Powder
  • Oil-Control
  • Strong Staying Power
  • Various in Shades
  • Sheer Coverage

With extremely fine powder and moisturizing effect, Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation is suitable for dry skin to have a seamless look without cakey or fallout. Thanks to micro-blurring technology, it can effectively minimize pores and smooth the skin. But it does not well cover dark circles, acne, acne marks and other facial blemishes. With excellent oil-controlling effect, it provides a matte makeup look immediately after applying. The look will be more natural after wearing makeup for a period of time for it can blend well with the base makeup when the face is becoming oily. It is worth mentioning that it has 26 shades in total, so most people can easily find one that suits them. The powder foundation comes with a black sponge puff and a small mirror, which is very convenient for applying makeup or touch up makeup outdoors. The packaging is of impressive style of Kat Von D, always exquisite and retro.

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  • SPF20
  • Strong Staying Power
  • Oil-control
  • Sheer Coverage

Dior Skin Forever Extreme Control Matte Powder Foundation is a powder foundation suitable for dry skin type. With a fine and light texture, it presents a natural and flawless semi-matte makeup effect. Rich in skin care ingredients, it can nourish the skin while applying makeup. Problems about pores will be effectively improved in a long time. Even for dry skin type, it will not be drying out, cakey and creasing. With excellent oil-controlling effect, it can absorb excess oil on the skin and keep the makeup clear for a long time, even in a extremely hot and humid environment. It is worth mentioning that with SPF20, it can protect the skin from UVA and UVB to meet the needs of daily commuting. However, it is recommended to use professional sunscreen products when it comes to summer. Skin Forever Extreme Control Matte Powder Foundation comes with a puff and built-in mirror in an elegant package to carry conveniently.

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  • Moisturizing
  • SPF16
  • Various in Shades
  • Light Coverage
  • not suitable for oily skin type
  • higher price

Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation, moisturizing and nourishing, is very suitable for dry skin. Containing squalane, it has a better moisturizing effect and can be applied with confidence for being pressed by low-temperature baking technology. Even for dry skin type, it won’t be drying out and cakey. In addition, the Skin Weightless Powder Foundation powder, fine and soft, minimizes pores and provides a fresh, light gloss and natural makeup when applying. The staying power is average, so oily skin needs touching up in 3 hours or so, otherwise, it may be cakey. The dry skin will still feel refreshed after wearing makeup for a long time. In addition, sheer concealing effect makes it suitable for users with fewer facial blemishes. With SPF16, it can protect the skin from ultraviolet rays to some extent and meets the needs of daily commuting. Other sunscreen products should be applied additionally in summer. This powder is available in 8 shades to choose from according to skin tone. It should be noted that powder box needs to be purchased separately. In general, the price of this powder is relatively high.

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  • Strong Staying Power
  • Oil-Control
  • Natural makeup look
  • Light Coverage

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation is a powder foundation suitable for dry skin. The fine powder blends well on the face to present a natural and clear makeup effect without drying out or creasing. Shiseido's exclusive ActiveForce™ Technology and Responsive Sensory Technology make the powder adapt to all skin conditions, skin tones and skin types with a real gloss effect. It is waterproof, sweat and oil resistant, making a wearable look without creasing. In addition, containing wild thyme extract, it can even out the skin tone and play an anti-oxidant effect. However, the concealing power of this powder is average, and it can only cover pores and blackheads and basically has no effect on other facial blemishes such as redness, acne marks, etc. Therefore, users with more facial blemishes are advised to use special concealing products. The soft puff in it can be applied wet and dry, which can meet the makeup needs of most users. Packaged in black color, light and simple, it comes with a mirror and powder puff inside, making it easy to go out and touch up the makeup.

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  • Strong Staying Power
  • Easy to carry
  • Light Coverage
  • Higher price

Armani has been considered as "Master of Base Makeup", and its various series of base make-up products are very popular. Luminous Silk Compact applies Armani’s exclusive Micro-fil™ technology, making the powder super fine and light, so it provides a natural and seamless semi-matte look . Even for dry skin type, there won’t be drying out or creasing. Unfortunately, it concealing ability is relatively average, and can only even out skin tone and minimize pores. For users with more serious facial blemishes, it is recommended to use special concealing products. The compact powder comes with a puff and a mirror, helping to apply quickly and being convenient for touching up makeup outside. The powder puff is made of special materials, which can be used for both in dry and wet. It means that it has excellent powder grasping ability and can provides a wearable makeup look. The powder is pricey  and it is recommended to buy it with sufficient budget.

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  • Strong Staying Power
  • Oil-control
  • Lightweight texture
  • No Concealing Effect

NARS Soft Velvet Pressed Powder is a pressed powder suitable for dry skin type. Its delicate and thin powder is smooth to the touch. Not only that, it has a slight shimmer and can also be used as a highlight. While setting the makeup, it also has a slight brightening effect, presenting a natural and shiny makeup finish. In addition, excellent oil-control power makes the dry skin a wearable makeup look instead of feeling drying out and cakey after a long time. Unfortunately, its low concealing power make it more suitable for users with few facial blemishes and pores, compared with regular powder. Soft Velvet Pressed Powder comes with a powder puff, and the compact box is convenient to use, and easy to carry around for on-the-go touch-ups when going out. However, some people responded that its pressed powder is too tight, which makes it difficult to take the powder. Therefore, it may be necessary to purchase a puff separately to apply the powder.

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  • Super-Finely Milled Powder
  • Strong Staying Power
  • Various in Shades
  • Sheer coverage

With super-finely milled powder, Smooth Finish Foundation Powder is suitable for dry skin. Its lightweight texture won’t make the face creasing and cakey even in winter. This powder can better make pores invisible and smooth the skin, but it doesn’t do well in covering moderate facial blemishes. The oil-controlling power of this powder is so amazing that the makeup can be kept fresh and clean after a day without dullness and touching up the foundation. In addition, with mica added, it can set the makeup while making skin natural and shine. Its sponge applicator is easy to take powder, and convenient to apply makeup or on-the-go touch-ups. Smooth Finish Foundation Powder can be applied dry and wet, which can basically meet the needs of most users. The official claims that "Apply dry for sheer to medium coverage and matte finish. Apply wet for medium to full coverage and natural finish."  There are 20 shades available in the brand , offering more choices to customers.

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  • Super-Finely Milled Powder
  • Oil-control
  • Strong Staying Power
  • Easy to carry
  • Various in Shades
  • Sheer coverage

When Lancôme Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Longwear Powder Foundation first applied, it presents a matte makeup effect; and when the face becomes oily, it will be more seamless to give a shine and natural makeup look. This soft and fine texture contributes to a lightweight complexion, suitable for users who are looking for natural nude makeup. In addition, the good oil-controling powder makes the look relatively refreshing for all day long. Even the dry skin will not feel drying out, cakey and creasing. The official claims that "This is one of Lancôme's best powder foundation formulas for a shine-free finish, that leaves skin feeling soft, while looking smooth and even toned." Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Longwear Powder Foundation is a dry and wet powder foundation, it comes with a dry powder puff and a sponge powder puff, as well as a built-in mirror, which is not only convenient for daily makeup, but also for on-the-go touch-ups. It is worth mentioning that this powder has 35 shades which means most users can find the shade that suits their skin tone.

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  • SPF
  • Moisturizing
  • Average-Finely Milled Powder
  • Average staying power

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is a powder for dry skin type. Although its powder is not fine enough and thicker, its excellent concealing power can cover most facial blemishes. The clean and refreshing makeup effect will be oily and cakey for a period of time. So it is recommended to set the makeup and even touch up the makeup. Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder adds a variety of nourishing ingredients and plant extracts, which can set makeup while keeping the skin moisturized for a long time. It is worth mentioning that this powder contains physical sunscreen ingredients, which can basically meet the needs of daily commuting. It comes with a puff and a built-in mirror, making it easy to makeup indoors and easy to carry outdoors. It should be noted that it contains preservatives, so sensitive skin type is suggested to do a skin test before use.

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