If I apply a powder to matte down my skin I often find by 3pm I have a build up of product that appears not only to have a powdery cakey finish but that also appears a darker colour to the rest of my face.
The solution is a colourless powder that will absorb oil and matte me down without any colour build up.
I have tested some out for you like minded wrinkle free oily skinned beauties!
Daniel Sandler Invisible blotting powder
This is a talc based powder that gave a good matte finish and kept shine at bay for around 3-4 hours.
Available in the one colour it was really easy to touch up with using the included pad and mirror.
No chalky feel but I think this is more suitable for a fair skin tone. My skin tone is quite pinky and if I have self tan on then this can look a little ashy. Therefore I would say for an olive to dark skin colour you may find this unsuitable.
Merle Norman Flawless effect oil control pressed powder
This powder comes in five colours but as I am reviewing colourless powders I have used the translucent powder.
Although this is meant to be translucent it does have a peach based colour to it. On application though this peach tone is not as obvious.
The particles are really finely ground and it definitely gives a smoother soft focus to the skin.
After touching up throughout the day I did find that this powder caked a little and looked patchy in places.
MAC Prep and Prime finishing powder
I find it absorbs oil and keeps me matte for longer. I only use this very lightly so I find that it doesn't have a chalky build up but I think if you wear it heavy it may start to look lighter in places.
Probably not good for dark skin tones. If you do have a dark skin tone then I would suggest MAC Blot powder in medium/dark, dark or deep dark.
The only downside to this powder is that it has no powder puff included. Not the end of the world but it is required!
This also comes in loose powder.
Make-up Forever High Definition Powder
I used a small powder brush to dust this over and instantly my skin is matter and softer looking.
The powder is super fine and feels really silky. Rather than a total matte finish it has a slight radiance to it which is nice if you still like a slight glow to your skin.
Although beware, it can flash back in photographs if used too heavily.
Which powders do you use and love?