* Ideal for combination and oily skin types
* Leaves a velvet-like texture on the skin
* A little goes a long way with these formulas
Liquid-to-powder foundations might not be the first foundation option you think of when shopping around, but they are a godsend for those with combination or oily skin types. These foundations are the holy grail when it comes to leaving a velvety-matte, smooth finish while staying put all day long.
Their formulations are unique in that when you first apply it goes on as a liquid but transforms into an airbrushed, powdered look that dries down in mere seconds. While not all brands have come on board with the liquid to powder trend as of yet, we’ve rounded up some of the best-selling formulas that will give you the staying power you need without a touch-up or blot in sight.
1. Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation
Maybelline’s Dream Wonder Foundation provides medium to full coverage with a transfer-proof matte finish. This breakthrough liquid covers flawlessly and requires only a thin layer for the ultimate in perfect skin. Simply use the exclusive dropper to apply foundation to your fingers or sponge and blend as usual.
2. L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup
L’Oreal’s Magic Nude Skin Perfecting Makeup is a liquid-powder formula that glides onto the skin and transforms into a fresh powder-like finish upon contact. This makeup is applied uniquely as you just shake and apply and it feels so lightweight, you will not believe you are wearing makeup. Enhanced with SPF 18, this formula provides medium to full coverage.
3. Mineral Basic Liquid Powder Foundation
The Mineral Basic Liquid Powder Foundation by Beauty Basics uses the latest technology to provide a quick, complete flawless application. This innovative liquid formula has been enhanced with their exclusive Multi-Mineral Complex which makes this foundation glide on smooth and set to a soft powder finish. SPF 15, antioxidant protection and micro-diffusers are also included to help keep skin looking radiant and flawless.
4. Hourglass Immaculate Foundation
Hourglass’s Immaculate Foundation uses the unique liquid-to-powder formula to create a matte finish that reduces the need for blotting oil and excessive touch-ups throughout the day. Specifically formulated for acne-prone and oily skin types, this liquid foundation offers full coverage and uses advanced kaolinite clay to control oil production while drawing out impurities to keep skin clear. Other ingredients include antioxidants to help smooth and nourish the look of the skin and oxygenating solvents to deliver oxygen to the skin to help clear out the pores.
5. Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation
Giorgio Armani is known for their amazing foundation formulations and their Power Fabric Foundation is no exception. Power Fabric is a liquid foundation that utilizes Armani’s “Micro-fil” technology to provide powerful, ultra-fine pigments shaped for the highest coverage with the thinnest and lightest texture. The result is a lightweight, second-skin like finish with SPF 25 for the ultimate protection.