10 Must Try Compact Powders in India


Compacts are all the more needed in summers. They not only keep face matte but also make the makeup last longer. If you are looking for a new pressed powder then here is a list to help you-

Chambor Silver Shadow Compact RR2

Price- INR 895.You may get it here.


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The compact gives a matte finish to the makeup and there are no shimmer/glitter particles in it. It comes in a navy blue triangular case which is very sturdy and travel friendly. It has silver outlines and the logo of Chambor. It has a push button that you have to push to open the compact. It shuts tight and there is no chance of any accidental opening. It also has a big mirror inside it and the mirror is very nice in quality.The powder stays for 5-6 hours easily and controls the oil for really long. It controls the oil and makes face appear matte.The compact provides decent coverage.

Colorbar Perfect Match Compact

Price- INR 699.You can get it here.



This compact merges with skin easily leaving it clear and spotless. It blends really well. The compact has warm undertones, but leaves the skin smooth and bright. This compact does not make face look cakey. It controls oiliness. The packaging is classy and has a mirror and a powder puff too.

Maybelline The Perfector Instant Age Rewind Skin Smoothing Powder

Price- $ 8.You may get it here.


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The powder is lightweight and gives smooth finish. This one doesn’t give white caste. It is decently priced. Sturdy packaging with mirror and sponge. Girls with dry skin are going to enjoy this compact more than those with oily one. It gives that soft and silky feeling. It has a semi matte finish which is not powdery.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Face Powder

Price- $13.95


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Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Face Powder is available in eight shades. The mineral face powder comes packed with titanium dioxide and zinc for sunscreen and has no talc in it.The powder is very soft and blends easily on application. The powder becomes second skin once blended and does not fall out further. The finish is matte and smooth. It does not emphasize any dry patches on face. It gives heavy coverage and oil free T-zone for 6 -8 hours.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder

Price- INR 710.You may get it here.


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It comes in a super-slim, red, plastic case that is lightweight yet sturdy. It has a large mirror inside that’s very handy for touch-ups. There’s no puff or applicator provided.The powder is very finely milled and is beautifully silky in texture. It is easy to pick up with a brush and has surprisingly barely any fall-out for a powder this soft. As claimed, it delivers a matte finish that is so natural. You can layer this as much as you want and it will never look chalky or patchy. Even when used on dry skin, it does not settle into fine lines or overly accentuates dry patches. It delivers sheer to medium coverage. It blurs imperfections & dark under-eye circles and camouflages minor blemishes & redness.

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Airbrushing Pressed Powder

Price- $ 13.99


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The powder is finely milled and has a smooth texture to it. It does not have that powdery feel to it. In fact, the effect is a creamy one. The finish on the skin is definitely airbrushed and dewy. The coverage is medium but it does reduce the look of any pores on the skin and even attempts at covering unevenness. The best part is even after layering, it does not look cakey and gives the smoothest finish possible. It stays for long.

Physicians Formula Super CC+ Cover Powder

Price- $ 13.99


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The powder has a very soft feel. Goes on smoothly and gives an even tone to the skin. The color is although sheer but does give a bit coverage to the face. The powder does stay long and even controls oil on skin. It is a brilliant sunscreen. It gives smooth application and evens out tone to a certain extent. It lasts long. It has a cute and sturdy packaging.

Estee Lauder Translucent Pressed Powder

Price- £29.61.


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The packaging is just so beautiful with the gold design details. Also, the weight is not heavy. It even fits in pocket easily. It doesn’t make face oily even after 3 hours inspite of providing a semi matte finish on face. It does not cause breakouts. It doesn’t oxidize on skin.

MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder Review

Price- INR 1500


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This comes in a round black compact with a mirror and an applicator puff. It’s quite sturdy and travel friendly. This provides light to medium coverage. Infact, it’s good as a tinted moisturizer and many times this formula is more on the creamy side. Its amazingly souffle-soft and extremely light. This lasts about 3- 3.5hrs on face which is impressive. After that, the skin doesn’t look oily.

Covergirl Simply Powder Foundation

Price- $8


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This provides light coverage. As a compact / finishing powder this is perfect for daily use. This blots out any shine on the face and does give a nice complete look to the face without seeming like anything has been applied. The texture of the powder is feather soft and doesn’t have any fallout at all. This lasts about 2-3hrs on face.

Have you tried any of these compact products?

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  1. I love Studio Careblend Powder a LOT! I find it very similar to Chanel Les Beiges but much more affordable! This reminds me I need to pick one up soonly! 😀


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