Powder foundation is made from pigments and minerals and is a completely dry formulation. If you have oily, normal, combination, sensitive or acne-prone skin, powder foundations are your best friend for touching up on the go.
Liquid foundations are the most popular formulations. If you have normal or dry skin, liquid foundation is perfect for you. The base of this product is often water or a water-silicone mixture, which helps provide a streak-free finish. The other main ingredient is pigment, which evens out your skin tone.
THE TYPE OF FORMULA
The main difference between a liquid foundation and a powder foundation is the type of formula. Liquid foundations have a thin formula that can be water or silicone-based. Powder-based foundations are made with talc, which is a form of powder.
In general, powder foundation gives the skin a lightweight and sheer to medium coverage. It can provide full coverage with several layers which gives the skin a cakey appearance.
If you like a breathable and natural coverage, go for a powder foundation. If you want a medium to full coverage, use a liquid foundation.