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Difference Between Loose/Compact Powder?

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What is the difference between Loose Powder Foundation and Compact Powder Foundation (Both mineral type). The physical differences are obvious... but does one cause you to break out more? Cover better? Let me know!

PS: Brand is Neutrogena

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It's my understanding that loose powder usually has less ingredients, as compact powder has potentially bad ingredients added to keep it mushed together. I think loose powder is generally preferred for sensitive and problem skin for this reason.

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No loose powder has ever really worked at managing the oil on my face. I find that if I don't set my foundation with a compact powder, I'm an oil slick by noon. The results could be from application, because it is easier to get more powder on your face from a compact.

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