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How To Select And Use A Face Powder Perfectly


Sucharitha V

Updated At  08 Dec 22



Do you want to know how to make your makeup look flawless? Do you want to know how to apply and use face powder correctly? Then, use this guide to know how to use this effective makeup product for a perfect finish!

 

What is face powder?

Face powder is a product that is used at the end of your makeup to set everything in place. Applying powder will ensure that your makeup doesn’t budge during the day and can last longer.

 

Why should you use a face powder?

- It can make your skin look smooth and soft

- It sets your makeup

- It can conceal open pores

- It prevents your face from becoming shiny

 

Types of Face Powder

 

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1. Loose Powder

Loose powder has a natural finish and makes your skin look flawless. The powder has a smooth texture and has a light coverage. It can be applied with a brush or a puff.

 


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2. Pressed Powder

Pressed powder has a matte finish and has a medium to high coverage. It is applied using a brush or a sponge. Its highly travel friendly and it has a lightweight texture.

 

How to choose and use face powder according to your skin type?

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1. Oily skin

How to choose: If you have oily skin, then go for a translucent powder or a matte pressed powder.

How to use: Apply primer and then apply your face powder with a brush or a puff. If your T zone or nose gets shiny due to oil, then apply extra powder over those areas.

 

2. Dry skin

How to choose: If you have dry skin, then look for cream based compact or translucent powder, as they won’t highlight your dry areas.

How to use: Apply moisturizer and then after a minute apply the powder all over your face. Apply lightly on dry areas and don’t overdo the application as it will make your skin drier.

 

How to choose a face powder according to your skin colour?

To get the perfect match, test the face powder on your jawbone or neck. Avoid testing it on your hands as the colour would vary significantly.

Some of the undertones that are ideal for different skin colour have been mentioned below.

 

Light skin - Yellow-based or pink undertones in the face powder is ideal.

Medium skin - Yellow or apricot based powders are ideal.

Deep skin - Orange or copper based face powders are ideal.

 

How to use face powder?

 

1. Loose powder


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Brush

If you want to have a light coverage, then simply use a large makeup brush.

- Dip the brush in the powder, tap off the excess and swipe it across your face lightly. Focus on areas where you want more coverage.

Tip: Use a rounded Kabuki brush for best results.

 

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Puff

You can use a puff, if you want a medium coverage.

- Apply face powder on the puff, now slowly pat your skin with the puff.

- Concentrate on areas where you want more coverage.

Tip: To apply face powder near your eyes and nose, simply fold the puff.

 

2. Pressed compact

 


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Damp sponge

If you want to have high coverage, then use a sponge.

- Take a wet sponge and dab it in the product

- Use gentle motions to pat it onto your skin

- Concentrate on areas where you want more coverage.

 

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Brush

If you want to have a light coverage, then simply use a brush.

- Take some product on the brush and roll the brush over your skin gently.

- Focus on areas where you need more coverage.

 

So, this was everything you needed to know about choosing and using face powder! Use these tips and techniques to achieve flawless makeup!







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