Compact foundation: how to use it and the best ones (even organic)

Fondotinta compatto per pelle grassa: meglio in crema o in polvere?

A good make-up base is the first and fundamental step to create a make-up capable of enhancing the face and emphasizing its strong points, perhaps going to correct some small imperfections. Each skin has its own suitable foundation and obviously the shades, composition and methods of application change. One of the most popular, also because it is quick to spread on the face and practical to carry with you for any retouching, is the compact foundation.

Compact foundation: characteristics and differences

It is especially suitable for those with the oily skin, which tends to become shiny and produce excess sebum. To keep these defects at bay, it is necessary to act with targeted daily skin care both in terms of cleansing and purification. In the make-up phase, however, the compact foundation is the most suitable because covering, able to even out the complexion by mattifying it, correcting in, dilated pores, redness, pimples and keeping the hated shiny effect at bay.

It exists in both cream and powder form:

  • there powder formulation it is not recommended for skins with very dilated pores, because it would make them even more evident. In this case, the ideal is a creamy compact matte foundation on which to later apply a veil of compact powder foundation for a longer lasting effect;
  • there cream formulation on the other hand, it is recommended to obtain three-dimensional results that volumize the face thanks to the spherical particles it contains.

Compact foundation: how to use it

Can be applied with a brush with synthetic bristles or with the sponge and in this case the effect will be modular depending on whether it is used wet or dry:

  • with a wet sponge the compact foundation is more covering;
  • applied dry, it gives a more natural and light effect.

Compact foundation: the best 4

In cream or powder, here are some of the best products currently on the market.

Marc Jacobs Perfection Powder

compact foundationSource: Sephora

Ultra light with buildable coverage: reduces imperfections, instantly illuminates the skin and eliminates the shiny effect. Available in 10 shades.
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Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Powder Foundation

compact foundationSource: Sephora

Long-lasting and no transfer, it evens out the complexion and minimizes imperfections. The finish is natural thanks to an intense but light powder formula; the coverage is medium-total, for perfect skin. It can be applied either with a sponge or with a brush, depending on the desired result.
Buy now on Sephora.

Collistar Compact Foundation SPF 10

compact foundationSource: Sephora

In a single product the covering and smoothing effect of a cream and the silkiness of a powder. Contains hyaluronic acid, retinol and vitamin E, a mix that protects the skin and at the same time moisturizes and mattifies it. It is applied with the sponge contained in the package.
Buy now on Sephora.

Sephora Compact mineral foundation double use

compact foundationSource: Sephora

Foundation and powder in a single product and in a single application, to even out the complexion and create a long-lasting, but very light make-up. The ultra-delicate texture melts on the skin for a buildable application: with a sponge or brush, for more or less natural coverage.
Buy now on Sephora.

Organic compact foundation: the best 3

For those who are particularly attentive to the formulations of the products that apply on the face and prefer to use only natural ones, without silicone components or that could give rise to reactions, there are also bio versions equally very valid.

PuroBio Compact Foundation

compact foundationSource: Amazon

Very light on the skin, it evens out the complexion without weighing it down: the coverage is light but modular, depending on how much the product is layered (made in Italy). The formula is vegan, organic, gluten-free and nickel tested; contains vine aconitifolia, garcinia mangostana, macadamia oil, avocado oil, shea butter, karanjia oil and apricot oil.
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Lavera 2 in 1 Compact Foundation

compact foundationSource: Amazon

Ideal for a natural complexion without a mask effect. Its formula is an innovative combination of creamy foundation and powder, ideal for covering blemishes, redness and imperfections. Dermatologically tested and vegan product, it contains organic extracts of rose, lime and organic mallow.
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Naturaverde Bio Natural Compact Foundation

compact foundationSource: Amazon

Dermatologically tested, suitable for all skin types. Its powder formula guarantees perfect coverage and easy and smooth application. The light and velvety texture smoothes and hydrates the skin. Contains 100% natural ingredients and 43% organic ingredients: Jojoba oil, bamboo oil, olive oil, argan oil.
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