Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Picking the Perfect Powder
Loose powders are sheer, easy to blend and offer the most natural finish. Apply with a fluffy brush or puff.
Pressed or compact powders last longer and are extremely portable. They are slightly heavier, helping cover minor blemishes, and mattify oily skin. Apply with a puff or cosmetic sponge.
Light diffusing powders contain ultra-fine particles to direct light away from blemishes and fine lines; while oil-control versions contain special ingredients like micro-spherical silica to bust greasiness.
A setting powder is usually talc-based and it’s purpose is to “set” your foundation and other makeup so that it lasts longer. It does this by soaking up excessive oil and creating a kind of seal over your face, so that environmental aggressors and your own natural skin oils don’t start breaking down the makeup. It’s available in both loose and compact versions.