My Facialist Recommended This Breathable Powder Foundation, and Now I'll Never Go Back to Liquid

Before this past April, I wasn't the type of person to schedule regular facials. In fact, my sole facial experience prior was thanks to a giftcard my mom had given me back in 2013. But when a combination of a move back to central Texas and an inconsistent skincare routine left me with more blackheads dotting my pores than I could ever remember, I knew it was time to call in a professional. 

As with all good things in life, this choice set in motion a positive chain reaction, and months later, I have clearer skin, a pared-down regimen that works for me, and even a skin-friendly foundation I love so much, I'll never go back to a liquid one. And I did zero percent of the heavy lifting for all of this.

During my most recent visit to Austin's Golden Hour Skincare, I was complaining to my facialist, Val, about how even my most beloved liquid foundations were turning my face into a greasy mess in summer's sweltering heat. She was quick to recommend Glo Skin Beauty's Pressed Base Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation and sent me the Amazon link like the angel of all things skincare she is.

Glo Skin Beauty Pressed Base Mineral Powder Foundation in Beige Dark

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After a quick examination of the brand's 22-color range, I decided that the Honey Medium shade would be the best fit for me and placed my order. The next day, after already completing my (albeit minimal) makeup routine, my girlfriend brought in my Amazon order. I was so excited to try it out, I redid my foundation. 

It is not an exaggeration to say I have never used a foundation, let alone a powder one, so impressive before. Per Val's suggestion, I swapped out the makeup sponge included in the compact and instead applied the product with a fluffy makeup brush. It made all the difference in getting its buildable coverage to my preferred level: just enough to cover up blemishes and redness without hiding my freckles. 

Since the pressed mineral powder offers a semi-matte finish, I've found it to be perfect for when I need coverage that can stand up to Texas heat without my face turning into an oil slick. And because it's both non-comedogenic and made with antioxidants, it's safe for acne-prone skin types and can even help to improve skin's natural complexion while you're wearing it. 

More than 1,500 Amazon shoppers — many of whom discovered the pressed powder foundation through their own dermatologists and skincare professionals — feel the same way as me. "I've been using this product for about 10 years now and it is the only foundation I wear on my face," one customer said. "I originally bought it from my dermatologist's office but since I moved I ordered off Amazon and it's the same quality and product. I have one in my car, purse, and home for any touch ups that I need. I will buy it over and over! Could not recommend more."

To make the switch, head to Amazon and snag the pressed powder hundreds of shoppers and I have already fallen for. 

Glo Skin Beauty Pressed Base Mineral Powder Foundation in Cocoa Medium 

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Glo Skin Beauty Pressed Base Mineral Powder Foundation in Natural Fair 

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Glo Skin Beauty Pressed Base Mineral Powder Foundation in Chestnut Medium

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