Keep Shine Away! Top 5 Compact Powders For Oily Skin With Updated Prices


An oily skin means clogged pores, pesky breakouts, unattractive look, and so much more. But above all, an oily skin means too much shine. If you are a woman with an oily skin, you must know how annoying that shine is and how tough it is to deal with all its issues on a daily basis. A compact powder can turn out to be your savior in such situations. Dabbing it on your skin will not only make you look glowing by absorbing all the excess oil but also seal the foundation and sunscreen in, which otherwise tend to leave your face greasy. Hence, here is the list of best 5 compact powders for oily skin.


Choosing Compact Powders For Oily Skin

While planning to buy the perfect compact powder for your oily skin, make sure that you keep the following tips in mind:

  • Before you decide on a shade, test it on your cheeks or jawbones or neck. Testing a compact on your arms will never give you the right results.
  • Always pick a compact powder that exactly matches your skin tone. Trying to go lighter than the actual tone will give you a very artificial whitewashed look.
  • If you have a fair complexion, choose a yellow-based compact powder. A medium skin tone will need a product that has an orange undertone as it will be neither dark nor light. For a tanned skin, the best choice will be a compact with a copper-colored undertone. If you have a dark skin, choose a highly pigmented compact powder that will neutralize the gray undertone of your skin perfectly.
  • Since you have an oily skin, opt for a lightweight and water-based foundation and pick a compact compatible with it.
  • If you want to go without the foundation, use a tinted moisturizer with SPF or mix it with your go-to sunscreen. The shade of your compact powder must complement your moisturized look for a smooth finish.

Also Read – 10 Best Foundations For Oily Skin Here


Top 5 Compact Powders For Oily Skin 

1. Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact

Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte

The Lakme 9 to 5 Flawless Matte Complexion Compact is a unique oil absorbing formula that gives you a fresh, matte, and flawless look throughout the day. Infused with vitamin E, it nourishes and conditions your skin to give it a radiant look with a smooth powder finish. The product has a compressed texture that easily blends into the skin and even works as a concealer by hiding spots and freckles. It is available in 3 distinct shades (suitable for most Indian skin tones) including melon matte, apricot matte, and almond matte, giving you a good range to pick your nearest shade from.

The handy compact comes with a mirror and a soft sponge for easy application. While their ‘9 to 5 shine control’ claim may not be true, it does control the shine for a good 4-5 hours. If you are looking for an all-day mattifying compact for work wear, it is the perfect pick. This product, indeed, gives you an ideal even-toned appearance and enhances your beauty to a great extent.

Price: Rs. 400 for 8 g.

Also Read – Best Moisturizers for Oily & Acne Prone Skin in India – Dermatologists Choice Here

2. Rimmel London Stay Matte Long-Lasting Pressed Powder

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder

The Rimmel London Stay Matte Long-Lasting Pressed Powder is a dermatologically-tested compact that suits all skin types, though women with oily skin find it exclusively beneficial. It contains natural shine-control minerals that help your face remain matte for a good 5 hours.

Being non-comedogenic, the product also helps in minimizing the appearance of pores. However, one of the biggest advantages of going in for this compact is that it comes in multiple shades of perfect coverage including transparent, sandstorm, silky beige, warm beige, warm honey, mohair, cashmere, and amber.

Price: Rs. 250 for 14 g.

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3. Maybelline New York Dream Matte Pressed Powder

Maybelline Dream Matte Compact

The Maybelline New York Dream Matte Pressed Powder has a light and dry texture that makes the blending super easy even for the amateurs and gives an even-toned look with zero shine or chalkiness. The jet-milled formula contains ultra-fine particles to give the skin an air-soft and silky smooth appearance instantly. It helps you remain oil-free all-day if you have a moderately oily skin. For very oily skin, you might need a touch up in between.

The fragrance-free, mattifying powder comes in four different shades, such as medium beige, light cream, medium honey, and medium sand to suit all skin tones perfectly. It also comes with a leather-finish, suede-touch puff to ensure a gorgeous matte look with a velvety glow.

Price: Rs. 475 for 9 g.

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4. L’Oreal Paris True Match Powder

L'Oreal True Match Compact Powder

The L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Powder claims to match the color and tone of a skin perfectly to give a flawless finish. It has an oil-free formula that glides easily on the skin and improves the texture of an oily skin significantly while keeping shine at bay.

The fine, soft, and lightweight powder blends seamlessly for a natural finish and offers full coverage for acne scars and fine lines simultaneously. It is non-comedogenic and comes in nice warm tones that suit the Indian skin tones. The tones that you can choose from are beige, rose beige, golden beige, honey, rose vanilla, cannelle cinnamon, and golden sand.

Price: Rs. 725 for 9 g.

Also Read – Best Toners For Acne Prone And Oily Skin In India Here

5. MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder

Mac Select Sheer

This is the holy grail compact for many women. If the price does not come in the way of making a choice, the MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder should be the ideal compact to pick. It is a lightweight, translucent pressed powder that makes even the oiliest skin look matte and flawless. Made from micro-fine particles, this product provides a sheer and silky finish with a soft-focus effect, allowing the natural vitality and freshness of the skin to glow through. It also offers complete coverage while keeping your natural skin tone intact.

The compact comes in 13 amazing shades which you can first try at your closest MAC store and pick one to suit your skin tone the best. It is known to be tested both dermatologically as well as ophthalmologically. The non-acnegenic product comes with its own suede-finish sponge too.

Price: Rs. 1,810 for 12 g.

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.

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