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Top 10 Best Compact Powders In India | Updated October 2021

top 10 best compact powder in india

87%

Our Score

L.A GIRL HD Pro Face Pressed Powder
  • Easy to apply
  • Blends perfectly well
  • Variety of shades

78%

Our Score

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Good coverage
  • Long-lasting

92%

Our Score

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder
  • Airbrush finish
  • Flawless matte look
  • Maximum coverage
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Now, in the corona era, we still need our compact powders to mask the pearls of perspiration that settle on the upper lip caused by the masks. Basically, compact powders are a quick fix for a clean hassle-free look and in this fast-paced world, aren’t we all suckers for quick fixes?

We spend thousands on makeup products but it is incomplete without a proper compact powder to keep our makeup in place and to give a dazzling finishing touch.
Now let’s jump head first into the top 10 Best Compact Powders in India.

Top 10 Best Compact Powders In India 

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder

Critik Overall Rating
92%

Our Review

This compact from Charlotte Tilbury is one of the best compact powders out there with respect to quality, it provides you drool-worthy, flawless, model-like finish.
  • Quantity : 11 g
  • Airbrush finish
  • Formulated with almond oil and rose wax

COVERAGE

92%

FEEL AND FINISH

91%

SKIN SAFETY

95%

VALUE FOR MONEY

92%

USER RATING

90%

BRAND TRUST

94%

About Product :

We all live on Instagram more than in reality and in one of my quests I saw this video of a celebrity talking about Charlotte Tilbury products, that kindled my interest and I looked at it, the more and more I read, the more I was convinced that this masterpiece needs to be in this list. What makes this compact so precious is the air brush finish complexion it promises in addition to some of their high-quality ingredients like rose wax and almond oil. The packaging itself is so attractive, you may not be able to keep your hands off it.

Product Features :

  • The product weighs 8 grams and comes in 4 different shades.
  • The powder formula is super fine and gives the feel of a cashmere on skin
  • The product is certain to have a matte finish meanwhile promoting smoothness and moisturising to the skin.
Pros : Cons :
Extracts of multiflora rose Expensive
Light reflecting pearls No applicator sponge
Provides an air brush finish
Beautiful luxe compact case.
It is long lasting

  1. L.A GIRL HD Pro Face Pressed Powder

Critik Overall Rating
87%

Our Review

If you have used LA Girl Pro concealer, you wouldn’t be able to resist trying this one. This Pro-face powder is travel friendly with a cruelty-free formula with a variety of shades to choose from.
  • Quantity : 7 g
  • Oil controlling formula
  • Comes in 13 different tints

COVERAGE

87%

FEEL AND FINISH

88%

SKIN SAFETY

88%

VALUE FOR MONEY

96%

USER RATING

84%

BRAND TRUST

80%

About Product :

Gone are the days where we had to buy a compact two shades lighter than our actual skin tone to make us look fairer. In the current scenario as we learn to love ourselves the way we are, it is about time we opt for products like this one. The most attractive quality of LA girls is the shades, you get almost all the colours that would suit an Indian skin tone. Also, as the name suggests, it is HD finish which means you would get a decent coverage on the pores.

Product Features :

  • The product weighs 7 grams and promises a HD finish.
  • The powder formula feels natural and doesn’t cake or get chalky.
  • It is available in 13 shades covering a wide range of skin tones.
Pros : Cons :
Suitable for all skin types. Difficult to obtain
It is paraben free Hard to find the shade
Wand applicator is thin
Wide range of shades
Blends well onto the skin

  1. Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

Critik Overall Rating
87%

Our Review

Premium product providing you a flawless finish and a royal treatment for your skin. Bobbi Brown has created an extremely safe and nourishing compact powder.
  • Quantity : 11 g
  • Vegan product
  • Blends well with all complexions

COVERAGE

88%

FEEL AND FINISH

89%

SKIN SAFETY

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

85%

USER RATING

86%

BRAND TRUST

95%

About Product :

If you know makeup, you know you can trust Bobbi Brown. You do not want to settle for anything less than the best of them all, then this product would tick all your boxes. The product is a little steep on the pocket but this beauty is 100% oil free and oil absorbing with the goodness of Vitamin E, it doesn’t stop there, it is also vegan, cruelty free, paraben free and every other questionable chemical free. The package is so elegant and classy that it would attract you right away.

Product Features :

  • The product weighs 11 grams and comes in 6 different shades.
  • The product promises a long lasting, super sheer and flawless finish.
  • 100% oil free and oil absorbing therefore best for touch ups.
Pros : Cons :
Soft, velvety textured powder Skin needs to be moisturised
Classy Not for full coverage
Great for all skin types
Mild yellow undertone
Comes with a mirror

  1. Colorbar Perfect Match Compact

Critik Overall Rating
83%

Our Review

This velvet powdered compact from Colorbar is perfect in its formula with its enriching nutrients that is safe and suitable for the skin.
  • Quantity : 9 g
  • Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid
  • Suitable for all skin types

COVERAGE

80%

FEEL AND FINISH

80%

SKIN SAFETY

85%

VALUE FOR MONEY

85%

USER RATING

80%

BRAND TRUST

88%

About Product :

‘Perfect match’ is the key word here, we are all looking for our perfect matches in every aspect of our life and when it is handed to you on a silver platter in the form of a compact, you take it. Another desirable addition is that the product is enriched with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, if you are at least a little invested in the skin care industry, you know how much of a buzz hyaluronic acid has created recently, it is an essential component to nourish your skin. For this and few other reasons, I consider this product deserved to be in the best compact powder of India category.

Product Features :

  • Provides a mattifying effect, also assures moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.
  • The product weighs 9 grams and comes in 3 different shades.
  • Creamy and velvety textured powder that effortlessly blends with your natural complexion.
  • The pigments in the product adapt to the natural skin complexion and give a luminous matte finish.
Pros : Cons :
For dry and oily skin Very few shades
Free of parabens and sulphates Lack of mirror
Cruelty-free
Enriched with Vitamin E
The extra creamy texture

  1. SUGAR Cosmetics Dream Cover SPF15 Mattifying Compact

Critik Overall Rating
78%

Our Review

This SUGAR compact isn’t just a setting powder but also acts as a sunscreen along with an enriching Vitamin E formula acting in the best interests of your skin.
  • Quantity : 6 g
  • 100% mattifying powder
  • Paraben free

COVERAGE

79%

FEEL AND FINISH

75%

SKIN SAFETY

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

75%

USER RATING

80%

BRAND TRUST

85%

About Product :

Living in India, sun is a guaranteed visitor every day, this compact from SUGAR is one of the best because of its SPF15 minerals which protects your face from the harmful rays of the sun and as a cherry on top, this is also enriched with vitamin E. Wouldn’t we all love ourselves a multipurpose product that gives you a matte clean look, healthier skin, as well as act as a sunscreen. Because of its mattifying effect this would be an excellent choice if you have an oily skin texture. It can be even used as a face cream and has a mild luminosity to it.

Product Features :

  • The item weighs 6 grams and has a variation of 5 shades.
  • Absorbs excess oil and controls oil secretion for 5+ hours.
  • Enriched with SPF 15 minerals and Vitamin E.
  • Blurs pores and gives an even complexion.
Pros : Cons :
Sets your makeup perfectly well Mirror is hazy
Paraben free, Vitamin E rich Not best for dry skin
Comes in 5 different shades
Comes with a sponge applicator
Good for everyday use

  1. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powderr

Critik Overall Rating
78%

Our Review

This reliable, pocket friendly compact will leave you amazed with its promising results and its satisfying array of tints to choose from.
  • Quantity : 8.5 g
  • Long wearing
  • Smooth, matte, poreless finish

COVERAGE

71%

FEEL AND FINISH

72%

SKIN SAFETY

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

78%

USER RATING

86%

BRAND TRUST

89%

About Product :

Probably one of the most bought brands especially for compact powders, Maybelline produces a decent product and the list of best compact powders for India would be incomplete if Maybelline is left out of the race. This product is a perfect fit for daily use especially when you are opting for a natural look. The name suggests a poreless and matte look, this powder actually manages to deliver on their promises. Another favourite feature of mine is that this compact comes in 9 different shades and quite easily available in the market as well.

Product Features :

  • This first mattifying product by Maybelline weighs 8.5 grams and comes in 9 different shades.
  • Suits best for normal to oily skin type, has a perlite mineral technology that absorbs oil from the skin quite well.
  • Promises a matte and poreless look for 16 hours straight.
Pros : Cons :
Affordable, easily available Skin must be moisturised
Pigmented
Variety of shades
Brightens skin
Oil free and absorbs oil

  1. Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer with Matte Powder Foundation Compact

Critik Overall Rating
76%

Our Review

This amazing product assures to reduce your makeup routine time to half, giving you a quick yet satisfying finish, getting you up and ready for the busy day ahead.
  • Quantity : 9 grams
  • 3 in 1, foundation + concealer + compact
  • Best for quick touch ups

COVERAGE

70%

FEEL AND FINISH

70%

SKIN SAFETY

77%

VALUE FOR MONEY

70%

USER RATING

78%

BRAND TRUST

90%

About Product :

Lakmé has developed an array of compacts that fit like a glove to our day to day requirements. Now this particular product is interesting as it is not just a compact but also a foundation and concealer, a 3 in 1 formula, pretty fancy right? Imagine, buzzing around the house, hardly finding the time for an elaborate makeup routine before rushing off to the office, if this is you, then this product is for you. It reduces makeup time still promising a matter finished look throughout the day. Personally, I feel it is pretty convenient and witty.

Product Features :

  • The product weighs 9 grams and comes in 6 different shades.
  • Comes with a built-in primer that promises coverage through our 9-5 routine.
  • The foundation in the formula assures an even coverage and to use it as a foundation bae, you can wet the product and apply.
Pros : Cons :
Chic packaging Only lasts 4-5 hours.
Flawless matte finish Doesn’t provide maximum coverage
Lots of shades
The compact comes with a mirror and an applicator sponge.

  1. L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Powder

Critik Overall Rating
76%

Our Review

This compact powder is so fine and smooth that when applied it envelops the face in a perfect blanket and provides a picture-perfect yet natural finish.
  • Quantity : 9 g
  • Illuminating matte finish
  • Skin tone enhancing formula

COVERAGE

65%

FEEL AND FINISH

65%

SKIN SAFETY

69%

VALUE FOR MONEY

80%

USER RATING

84%

BRAND TRUST

92%

About Product :

Doesn’t the word super- blendable give it a super hero quality? What if a layer of powder feels just like another skin? That’s a true match for you. True match makes it to the list of best compact powders for its jet fusion technology, that is the powder is 40% more finer thereby giving you a finish that is a no makeup make up look. Carrying this one around can almost always promise you a picture-perfect appearance making you selfie ready whenever you want. Since it is finer in formula, you need very little amounts for application as well, isn’t that a sweet little added bonus?

Product Features :

  • Ultra-fine formula with jet fusion technology.
  • The product weighs 9 grams and is available in 2 shades.
  • The formula consists of pearl pigments that enhance skin tone.
  • Another product of the same brand worth mentioning here is L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Pressed Powder which too shows promising results and reviews.
Pros : Cons :
Provides a super even Doesn’t stay on for long
The powder is lightweight Not full coverage
It is non- comedogenic
Blends well onto the skin
Comes with a mirror
The fragrance is mild

  1. Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder

Critik Overall Rating
70%

Our Review

Want to look party ready with a little sass and shimmer? Then this powder is the one for you. In addition, this product is an excellent accessory to have to up your selfie game.
  • Quantity : 7.5 g
  • Soft, satin finish
  • Gives a subtle shimmer

COVERAGE

70%

FEEL AND FINISH

69%

SKIN SAFETY

65%

VALUE FOR MONEY

65%

USER RATING

70%

BRAND TRUST

80%

About Product :

It is about time we make taking selfies a sport, because most of us have aced this game, what if I tell you to up your selfie game, this is a wonderful product to have. Among the best compact powders of India, we have this illuminating product from wet n wild, their light diffusing pigments gives you a silky and flowing skin which can be captured beautifully by our smartphones. The product promises a satin finish look which assures a soft, supple yet picture perfect glow.

Product Features :

  • This product was tested against 7 different light settings with top smartphone models to ensure the best picture quality.
  • Suits well for a dry skin texture.
  • Comes in 2 shades, each covering a wide range of skin tones.
Pros : Cons :
PETA certified brand Little shimmery
Subtle shimmery look No sponge or mirror
Satin finish
Smooth finish and blends in
Affordable product

  1. Biotique Natural Makeup Magicompact Skin Lightening & Whitening SPF 15

Critik Overall Rating
68%

Our Review

A 100% natural, organic, affordable product that is going to make your sensitive skin feel happy and safe.
  • Quantity : 8 g
  • Natural tint with plant nutrients to nourish
  • Sun protection

COVERAGE

60%

FEEL AND FINISH

65%

SKIN SAFETY

60%

VALUE FOR MONEY

60%

USER RATING

86%

BRAND TRUST

77%

About Product :

In recent times, 100% organic is a term that is trending worldwide and it gets our motor running as well. For those out there looking for a natural hassle-free product in an affordable range, look no further, this would be your magic pixie dust. I personally feel this product would be an excellent choice for people prone to sensitivity and irritation to the skin easily. The brand itself is known for its purity and sustainability and hence I vote this product to be one among the best compact powders from India.

Product Features :

  • The product weighs 8 grams and comes in 4 different shades of which 3 of them are usually easily available in the market.
  • The colour tint it provides is all natural and hence will nourish your skin further.
  • The product provides sun protection with SPF 15 minerals to protect your skin from the harmful rays.
Pros : Cons :
Affordable and amazing Blending is tricky
It is 100% organic No built-in applicator.
The product is skincare induced
It provides a matte finish

Small Insight Into Choosing The Right Formula Depending On Your Skin Tone

For Oil Skin Users

If you are someone like me who has oily skin and a forever oily T zone, you might be benefitted looking into formulas that are oil free and oil absorbing and something that promises a matte look. This matte finish can help avoid your skin looking unnecessarily shiny.

For Dry Skin Users

Now, if you are a dry skinned beauty then you might have to look into formulas that are a little creamy in nature, or if you find the matte finishes flattering make sure to moisturize your skin really well before using the powders. You can also opt for the formulas that have an inbuilt moisturizing quality.

For Sensitive Skin Users

For those with sensitive skin prone to getting irritated and reddish easily be very picky about your options. Take your time deciding the product you want to invest in and go for formulas with natural and organic ingredients, also make sure to choose the products that are chemical free.

Conclusion

That concludes the top 10 best compact powders in India which was ranked considering the categories on coverage, feel and finish, skin safety, value for money and user ratings. I had an enlightening experience writing this, I realized that there are so many factors that are left out without considering while deciding a perfect buy. I hope this was a good read for you and you have successfully decided which is that one skin-mate you want to invest in, that is going to keep you glowing and healthy from within, is pocket friendly as well as help elevate your confidence.

FAQ's : Common Concerns Regarding Face Compacts

1. Why should you use a compact powder?

Compact powder is usually used to remove the excess shine that is caused by excess oil secretion. Also, it provides a matte finish which elevates your overall look.

2. Can we use compact powder daily?

Yes, you can…. You can apply it over your foundation, this sets the foundation better, you can apply it on your bare skin as well, this simply helps reduce the oil production and makes you look fresher.

3. Is compact powder good for the skin?

It is not exactly a skin care product, it is a makeup product, it is not specifically harmful to the skin but do make sure to remove your makeup before you go to bed.

4. What is the difference between compact powder, loose powder and talcum powder?

A compact powder is used to set your makeup and to reduce oil production, loose powders are used during makeup to set certain areas of the face with the help of baking. Talcum powder on the other hand has a different use, it is used to avoid friction and rashes.

5. How do I choose compact powder?

Irrespective of the brand, always choose the powder that has a shade that matches your skin complexion, also look into the type of skin it supports and buy accordingly.