Mask-wearing today comes with a whole bevy of skincare problems: increased oil and sweat, smearing of foundation on our masks, and so on. Luckily, there's a simple solution: loose powder. Wearing loose powders on top of our foundation or creams helps reduce the friction and creases between face masks and our skin, making the transference of makeup onto our masks less likely to happen, keeping our face looking put together for longer. Loose powders are also lighter and contain fewer oils than pressed powders, making them less likely to appear overly thick and cakey over the skin.
However, not all loose powders are made the same. Ahead, L'OFFICIEL has rounded up the best lightweight loose powders for an airbrushed finish; great for reducing shine, minimizing creases, and keeping makeup in place.
Bskin Flawless Finish Perfecting Loose Powder
This loose powder from Bskin comes infused with skin-loving, sustainably sourced bee actives-royal jelly and honey, and titanium dioxide for UV filter protection. Simply dab on with its pad or a kabuki brush as the final step in your skincare routine for a luminous, even-toned complexion and velvety-matte texture without clogging pores.
Dior Forever Cushion Powder
With over 25 percent water, and wild pansy extract to add a boost of moisture and freshness, this sheer coverage powder evens out skin tone while imparting a lightweight, feathery finish. The cushion design also keeps the powder in place, reducing the chances of mess, making this the perfect product to keep on hand for touch-ups and blotting on the go.
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder
With micro-ionized hyaluronic acid to moisturize and silica microbeads to hide imperfections and regulate oil build-up, this mattifying powder sits well on the skin and is perfect for dry or mature skin conditions.
Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder
This loose powder imparts an airbrushed, lightweight finish that lasts throughout the day while offering four different shades that allow you to color-correct any redness to dullness, making for one of the most iconic products by Givenchy yet.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
This is a holy grail beauty product and for good reason. Blot this on to mattify oily areas to set makeup without it looking too heavy. Its light-reflecting iridescence gives off that coveted lit-from-within glow.