As far as foundations go, pressed powder tends to be more popular with busier types, thanks to its compact packaging and ease of application. Here’s the skinny on this powder type: 1.) Foundation or setting powder? Why not both? Pressed powder can function in either capacity. To use as a foundation, you generally need a bigger brush to allow for a wider area of coverage. As a setting powder to cover fine lines, a small brush and a light touch can are all you’ll need. 2.) Look stunning under the camera lights. A pressed powder can drastically cut down on unwanted shine when you’re having your picture taken under bright lights. Just ask your local newscaster. 3.) Pressed powder often offers stronger colors. This is because the grains are packed more tightly together. This makes them useful for more dramatic, staged makeup. 4.) Easier for busy bees. The compact layout and form factor of pressed powder makes it easy to carry around, making it the favorite of those who're always on the go.