The 3 Best Cream to Powder Foundations in 2021

Enjoy the seamless application of a cream foundation and the longevity of powder all in one.

Cream foundations are known for effortlessly blending to a seamless finish on the skin. Powder foundations are loved for their longevity and shine-free finish. Combine the best traits of both with a cream-to-powder foundation.

Find out which foundation palettes made our best-of list in our guide The 3 Best Foundation Palettes for Makeup Artists.

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Youngblood Crème Powder Foundation 7g

An innovative hybrid of makeup and skincare that provides buildable coverage and skin-loving benefits.

Youngblood Crème Powder Foundation 7g

Youngblood Crème Powder Foundation blurs the boundaries between cream and powder foundations. But more than this, it works as a skincare-and-makeup hybrid to nourish the complexion. Combining the light-diffusing properties and buildable coverage of a liquid makeup with the shine-control and skin-smoothing properties of a powder, this innovative compact foundation offers a long-lasting and luminous makeup base.

Crème to Powder Foundation is enhanced with marine extract, which help replenish dehydrated skin. The extra hydration gives skin a soft and supple appearance as well as protecting skin from environmental stresses. This Youngblood foundation also contains a blend of peptides, Linoleic Acid, and Spent Grain Wax, which work to combat redness and inflammation for a calmer and clearer complexion.

Providing buildable coverage with a radiant satin finish, Youngblood Crème Powder Foundation is the perfect way to enjoy both healthy-looking and healthy-feeling skin.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation has been developed with convenience and versatility in mind. Everything from the buildable formulation to the portable packaging makes this one user-friendly makeup base. This unique stick foundation is a cream to powder formula, offering easy blendability and skin-like coverage with a long-lasting and shine-free finish.

Lancôme’s highly pigmented foundation stick is encased in a travel-friendly swivel-up case. It’s the perfect product for touching up makeup on the go or building coverage for a day-to-night makeup look. This multitasking foundation stick can also be used as a concealer, contour, and highlighter. The creamy formula blends in effortlessly for a seamless finish no matter how you’re using it.

Ideal for all skin types but particularly oily and combination skin, Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation offers a semi-matte finish that banishes redness and shine, and covers imperfections and enlarged pores. It can be applied lightly for sheer coverage or built up to full coverage.

The perfect long-lasting foundation base for oily-to-combination skin.

Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation Stick is the ideal medium-to-full-coverage foundation base for oily and combination skin. Enclosed in travel-friendly stick packaging, this foundation has a cream to powder oil-free formulation, which allows for easy blending while delivering a long-lasting matte finish.

This portable foundation from YSL can be blended from a medium-coverage, natural matte finish to full coverage. It’s the perfect makeup to transform a daytime look to a night-time look on the go. Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation Stick has 17 shades so it also works as a concealer, highlighting stick, and contour stick, allowing for seamless blending every single time.

Never feeling cakey or heavy on the skin, this weightless and comfortable foundation is suitable for all skin types. But the matte finish pairs perfectly with oily and combination skin.

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This article has been updated on 12/02 to replace discontinued products with our recent product recommendations. Amelia from our Customer Service team has helped to bring you our most recommended products and up-to-date information.

So, let's recap our Top 3 Cream to Powder Foundations

  1. Youngblood Crème Powder Foundation

  2. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Stick Foundation

  3. Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation Stick

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