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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases

From the spectacularly scientific Clinique Almost Powder Makeup, to the simple but very effective Maybelline Matte Maker, prices vary wildly in a powder and often high-street can be just as good as high-end. We tried and tested a range to bring you the best.

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Bourjois Healthy Balance gives great coverage and a lovely natural glow, while Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder does actually minimise the look of pores and help control oil production. But for sheer longevity in the business, you've got to hand it to Max Factor Creme Puff – 60 years and still going strong.

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1. Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder, £8.99

2. Clinique Almost Powder Makeup SPF15, £24.50 for 10g

3. Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder, £26 for 9.6g

4. Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Powder, £5.99 for 21g

5. Chantecaille Poudre Delicate, £45 for 9g

6. Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder, £3.99 for 16g

7. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup, £24 for 8g

8. Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder, £3.99 for 16g

9. MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, £20.50 for 6.3g

10. Dr Hauschka Compact Powder, £21 for 9g

11. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation, £45 for 9g


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