- Estée Lauder Idealist Pore-Minimizing Skin Refinisher (bottom left)
This product is obviously not designed to be a primer, but the silicone-rich formula makes it a good primer. It helps disguise the appearance of pores and creates a soft-focus finish. (If you have very oily skin, be very light-handed with it.)
(I very rarely use primers and Idealist is the one I use the most (only a couple of times a year at most). Also, I don’t use oil-control primers so I don’t really have a personal recommendation.)
- ZA Two-Way Foundation (top)
I think this is one of the best powder foundations for those with combination or oily skin and it has been my favorite foundation for years. It has a semi-matte finish, a decent coverage, and a good pore coverage. The sebum-control efficacy and the overall lasting power are fairly good too.
- Coffret D’Or Beauty Lasting Pack UV (center)
Compared with ZA Two-Way foundation, it has less coverage but controls sebum better. I like it slightly less mainly because it doesn’t have the level of coverage that I want, but this is an outstanding powder foundation if you need a good deal of sebum-control.- Lavshuca Finish Powder in Lucent (left)
This is the new version of the discontinued Face Powder in Lucent. (The two are very similar.) It mattifies the skin well and has a fairly good pore coverage.It has a subtle redness-neutralizing effect. - Kiss Mat Chiffon Powder (bottom right)
It is as good as Lavshuca’s Finish Powder in Lucent. Between the two, Mat Chiffon Powder is sheerer but has a marginally better pore coverage. I quite like its skin-brightening finish.
- Coffret D’Or Makeup Powder (right)
Among the three loose powders here, this is the most natural-looking one. It has a very airy and translucent finish that almost never looks powdered, butit doesn’t control shine or disguise the appearance of pores as well as the two above. (Among the three loose powders, this is the most likely to suit those with a none-oily skin type.)
- If you have a drier skin type, then these items might be worth considering:SUQQU Loose Powder in Natural
- Have a look at myJapanese Base Makeup Week series.