Some nights you just can’t get any. Sleep, that is. From burning the midnight oil at the office and bingeing the new series on Netflix to last-minute crash revision for that very important exam and drinking with your buddies, we’ve all been there, done that – trust us when we say that we understand the difference that extra five minutes of snoozing makes on nights without enough shut-eye. And come sunrise, we make our bed, brush our teeth, take a shower and reach for our arsenal of makeup to hide any sign of sleep deprivation.
No need to doll yourself up with 10 steps of makeup though. Reach for a powder foundation instead, as you can just apply it on right after your skincare and head out – no setting with powder required. Unlike liquid and cream foundations which are absorbed into the skin, powder foundations sit on the surface and are great at absorbing moisture and fending off shine, making it a godsend for those with oily, acne-prone or combination skin.
Thanks to the latest innovations, traditional formulas that are usually heavy and cakey have been replaced with powders that feel weightless and offer good coverage without clogging your pores or drying out your complexion. On top of that, powder foundations also do not leave a greasy residue on your skin as they are made without oils and emollients. Below, nine of our favourite powder foundations guaranteed to turn your skin from drab to fab. Oh, did we mention that they’re perfect for everyday wear? You’re welcome.