Liquid Foundation vs. Powder Foundation: Which One Should You Choose

Close Up of a Woman Wearing Makeup and Framing Her Face with Both Hands You know what they (don’t) say about makeup foundation: it’s great as long as it gets along with your skin. We have so many different types of foundations because a one-size-fits-all doesn’t exist. We would all have to have the same skin type for that to be a possibility.

Keeping this in mind, let’s see how powder foundation holds up to the liquid foundation and vice versa.

The Thing About Skin Type

Skin types range between normal, combination, dry, oily, and sensitive. If you don’t know your skin type, you might have a harder time getting the right kind of foundation for your makeup. First step: get the number on your skin. The second step: know whether it’ll look best with a powder base or a liquid base.


Never Put Dry on Dry

The name itself might’ve given it away, but powder foundation is dry, and marrying dry with dry is unlikely to end well. Therefore, it’s best to give powder foundation a try if you’ve got oily or combination skin. The dryness will absorb the excess oil, and you won’t have to worry about your makeup creasing.

Khuraira Wet Dry Two-Way Finishing Power in Mocha Beige

Counter Dryness with Moisture

As you might’ve guessed by now, liquid foundation is water-based, and it’s best suited to mature or dry skin. We’d even go so far as to say it’s the only foundation for mature or dry skin. You see, powder foundation has a tendency to settle into wrinkles. If you have oily and mature skin or any other type of combination skin, you can always use both foundations, alternating them for each other where you see fit.

Khuraira Age Control Foundation With Peptides

Think Coverage

Thinking in terms of coverage can help you decide between liquid and powder foundation. On a broader level, powder foundation is just a tad behind liquid foundation when it comes to full coverage.


Of course, there’s no such thing as full coverage because you’ll always have texture. However, if there ever was a base that came close to giving you that perfect blank canvas to work on, it’s liquid foundation.

A Short-haired Woman Wearing Flawless Makeup Facing Away

Get the liquid Age Control Foundation With Peptides by Khuraira Cosmetics to give yourself the best shot at full coverage. Find high-quality makeup tools and cosmetics for all skin types, including the Khuraira HD Airbrush Foundation, Original Invisible Touch Up Powder, Dark Circle Primer, HD Dual Concealer, Stick Foundation, and Age Control Concealer for dark circles.


Reach out for further assistance regarding makeup products for your skin type.

Khuraira Musa

Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products in New Jersey.

Khuraira Cosmetics’ recently launched cosmetics affiliate program gives you the chance to call home a celebrity makeup artist for examining your very own makeup collection. These are makeup experts who can sniff on our makeup to tell whether or not it’s still good for application. We also make suggestions for upgrading your cosmetics as well as makeup applicators for a flawless makeup look every time.

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