5 Compacts for Indian Dusky Skin


5 Compacts for Indian Dusky Skin


Finding perfectly matching foundation and powder is a tough task. It becomes tougher when it comes to dusky skin especially in India. I don’t know about other countries but when I was in Germany, I found matching shades for my dusky skin in every brand even the local German ones.

A few days ago, I was in Shopper’s Stop to buy a compact and was aghast when I couldn’t find my match in many major brands even Lakme that makes lipsticks that suit a variety of Indian skin tones. I finally found my match in Chambor and L’Oreal.

Now I’ve done some research and proudly present to you some brands that offer compact powders for dusky Indian skin-

Chambor Silver Shadow Compact

Price- INR 895.You may get one here.


compact powders for dusky indian skin


Even though it has only 4 shades, they are suitable for different skin tones. The texture is good and not chalky at all. No shimmer at all. It doesn’t lead to breakouts even on oily skin. The compact controls oil and makes skin look more matte. Staying power is good. It comes in a chic and travel friendly packaging. Mirror provided is of awesome quality and is pretty big. It provides decent coverage and looks insanely natural.

Kryolan Dual Finish

Price- INR 1200


compacts for dusky indian skin

This professional compact comes in 25 shades. Each and everyone can find their match out of the available options. This is a creamy, soft-feeling make-up in an elegant compact, for moist or dry application. In dry form, this preparation is similar to cream powder and is effective in lightly tinting and shading the skin. Moist application enables greater covering quality and color intensity on the skin. Dual Finish can be removed effortlessly with soap and water. It is also suitable for oily skin.

Inglot AMC Pressed Powder

Price- INR 950


compact powders for dusky skin

Inglot AMC compact comes in 18 shades. It has silky, smooth texture. It gives medium coverage without any patchiness. It does not dry skin and gives it a creamy feel. It contains Titanium Dioxide which acts as sunscreen. The powder lasts long on skin and has no parabens. The packaging is classy, sturdy and travel-friendly. The mirror is big.

Colorbar Timeless Filling And Lifting Compact

Price- INR 950


dusky skin compacts

Colorbar Timeless compact comes in 3 shades but again they are suitable for many skin tones. The colorbar Timeless Filling and Lifting Compact is a shine cotrol smooth and silky formulation. It is enriched with Hyaluronic acid and anti-ageing anti-oxidant network that combines to give a continuous superior rechargeable age protection and makes you look fabulous, fresh and young.

L’Oreal Paris True Match Powder

Price- INR 895/925.You may get it here.


compacts for dusky skin

This one is a little confusing. I took this picture from L’Oreal website and this variant is available online for INR 895.

It comes in 6 shades and everyone is sure to find a match.

I bought the square one for myself for INR 925. The packaging is totally different from what you see here. The one which I got is also True Match as you can see.


compacts for dusky skin


True match Press Powder is a fine, soft and lightweight powder that blends perfectly with your complexion for a flawless finish. Application can be single translucent layer to even the complexion or build up more coverage to cover imperfections. This is powered with jet fusion technology and is 40% finer and hence gives a super even finish. This contains skin tone enhancing pearl pigments. It mattifies skin.

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  1. i, too, was confused with l’oreal true match- round pack on the websites and square one when i purchased.
    your post is helpful and gave me a relief that i have not been fooled.

  2. Hello i stay in germany . Mine is weatish complexion . Iam finding it hard to find a compact powder. Could you suggest q good brand.


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