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Face Powder Facts

Face Powder Facts


Face Powder has a bit of an old fashioned reputation. Many people these days wonder if there is any benefit to using it. The reality is that there are several very good reasons for using powder.


Most importantly, powder sets your foundation and makes it last. It also adds a matte finish that always looks fresh, professional and chic.


Powder can make the skin texture seem finer, as it makes the pores look smaller. Last, but not least, powder removes any stickiness created by foundation or concealer.


After powdering, eye shadow or blusher can be applied and blended easily on silky smooth skin.


It is very important to ensure that the powder you use does not change the colour of your foundation. If you have managed to match your foundation to your skin colour you won’t want to spoil it now by applying a powder that contains too much colour, especially not pink.


Loose Translucent Powder


Loose powder is often the product of choice for professional make up artists. Most loose translucent powders available are not really translucent as they will contain a small amount of colour but generally a translucent powder will fight less with your foundation than a specific shade.


Loose powder has the advantage that it does not build up on the skin and create a heavy, caked look. It is very light and if too much is applied it can easily be dusted away with a large, soft brush.


A good choice is Laval Loose Translucent Powder.


Pressed Powder


The one distinct advantage of pressed powder is that it is much less messy to carry around in your handbag than loose powder. For this reason, it can sometimes be handy for quick touch-ups during the course of the day.


You also generally have a wider range of shades to choose from than is the case with loose powder. Best results will come if you choose a shade as close as possible to the colour of your foundation and use very sparingly.


The classic pressed powder is Max Factor's Crème Puff, available in eight shades. Budget Ranges like Constance Carroll also offer a great range of shades at very affordable prices.

If a film builds up on the surface of your powder this is caused by a build up of skin oils and other make up products being transferred from your skin to the powder on your applicator sponge, puff or brush. So make sure you use a clean one every day. You can buy packs of applicator pads which are washable and reusable.

The disadvantage of pressed powder is that it tends to build up on the skin if applied repeatedly so be aware of this when touching up during the day.


Always use a large brush to apply face powder rather than the sponges or puffs supplied with the product as this will give a much better, more even coverage and you are much less likely to use too much.


Face powder really can be the finishing touch to your make up so it is worth taking the time to perfect your techniques and trying out several products until you find the one that suits you.

Cosmetics4less offers a range of face powders, all at affordable prices. 


Created On  7 Mar 2017 8:44 in Make Up Advice  -  Permalink


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