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HOW TO CHOOSE POWDER - how to properly apply powder, powder or foundation

Powder is the basis of makeup. To find the right tone, apply the probe to your forehead or cheek contour. And compare the resulting shade with the color of the neck. A mistake is to powder yourself with the powder puff or sponge that comes with the kit. They cover the skin tightly and create a dusty halo around the face. Hence - dust on hair and clothes. It is much more practical to use brushes. They are pleasant to fan around, they form a light coating.

How to choose a powder to match your complexion

  • If your skin is as pale as porcelain, go for a pink undertone. She creates a blush.
  • In dark-skinned people, a natural beige pigment removes dullness.
  • For a face prone to redness, choose a delicate beige-pink or light beige tint. It will shine.

When in doubt about how to choose the right powder, use two shades. Choose one to match your skin tone, the second - 2-3 shades darker.

  • The light tone mattes the face.
  • Darker - emphasizes its contours.
  • The "play" of colors smooths out the unnatural and evens out the skin tone.

Read the composition carefully. It is based on completely different components.

  • Titanium dioxide is a crushed mineral. It protects from the sun.
  • Kaolin is a white clay that delicately cleanses and dries oily skin. It relieves flaking, absorbs sweat and removes impurities on the skin.
  • Zinc oxide, silicon dioxide and talcum powder matte the face.
  • Green tea, boric and salicylic acids have antibacterial properties.
Average shelf life of the sealed product is 3 years. It is advisable to use an opened package within one year.

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How to apply powder correctly

Powder along the massage lines of the face:

  • From the nose to the cheekbones, → from the chin to the cheeks, → from the middle of the forehead to the temples.
  • The T-shaped area around the nose is especially carefully treated.

To freshen up your makeup throughout the day, dab your face with a tissue or cotton swab. Powder your forehead, nose and chin.

  • To make the coating even, apply the powder with a puff with light hammering movements. It should be borne in mind that the puff gives a dense, rough coating on the skin. It looks like this in photos and videos, but in fact it emphasizes wrinkles and pores.
  • Powder with a brush with stroking strokes. But first, they shake off the remnants and make sure that there are no specks on the villi.

Don't overdo it with makeup. If you initially apply too thick a layer of powder, it will fall off in pieces from the second or third mask.

Powder or foundation

The powder does not hide acne and skin inflammation. This is the lot of dense products with a creamy consistency - tonal creams and concealers.

Professional makeup artists advise using powder and foundation in tandem. But if you don't like the "layer cake" on your face, you can get by with the "dry" product. Just be sure to apply a moisturizer first and let it soak into your skin.

Types of powder: which one to choose

Powders vary in purpose.

  • Loose masks and fixes makeup. She has healing properties.
  • Pressed (compact) - for daytime makeup and for adjusting it during the day. It makes the skin matte and removes oily sheen.
  • Cream - for normal, dry and oily skin. When applied, the creamy consistency turns into a delicate powder. It gives the face a velvety matte tone and corrects uneven skin tone.

What powder to choose - see the table.

  • Does not spray in your purse
  • Mattes
  • Removes shine on the skin
  • Dense structure creates an unnatural image
  • Dries the skin
  • Annoying
  • She is 100% mineral
  • Makes the skin velvety
  • Protects it from inflammation and flaking
  • Conceals skin inflammation and wrinkles
  • Visually evens out the skin
  • It is used without foundation
  • Not suitable for oily skin
  • Excessive layer accentuates pores and wrinkles
  • For any skin
  • Provides a velvety matte finish
  • Corrects uneven skin color
  • Expensive
  • Seldom sold

Pressed powder

It is more practical than crumbly because it does not spray in your purse.

  • Suitable for daytime makeup in tandem with or without foundation.
  • A small powder box, day and night, to powder at the right time.

In order to choose the right tone for the face, you should especially carefully look at its shade. Because because of the dense structure, this is noticeable on the face. And if you overdo it, it clogs pores and produces wrinkles.

Her advantages:

  • mattifies the skin,
  • removes oily sheen.


  • due to its dense structure, it creates an unnatural "mask" image,
  • sometimes irritating.

Loose powder: how to choose

Loose - mineral or mineralized powder. Unlike compact, it lacks comedogenic components that press microparticles into a bracket, but are useless for the skin. If your skin is prone to inflammation and clogging of pores, you should choose only this. Mineral powders make the skin velvety and protect it.

100% mineral powder only loose. Vegetable glycerin, silicones, preservatives and stabilizers used in the food industry are added to the pressed products.

Unlike pressed, mineral water is sprinkled with thermal water. It does not leave marks on collars.

The quality of loose powder is determined in one correct way - it is stirred in a glass of water:

  • if it sinks, it is not of high quality;
  • if spotty stains occur, it means it contains oils that are useless for the skin.

How to use loose powder

Take another container and pour the powder with a grain of rice into it. Then take a thickly knit flat-top brush and soak the pollen in a circular motion. It looks brighter on the pile than on the skin. Apply it in a circular motion from the edge of the face towards the center.

Which powder is better - loose or compact - see the infographic.

How to choose mineral powder

Loose powders are divided into three types.

  • Transparent

    They look like a white translucent powder. They are meant to refresh your makeup if you are using foundation. So it lasts longer, the powder does not interrupt the color of the foundation. Do not get carried away with transparent powder for owners of dark or tanned skin. To swarthy she gives an earthy hue.

  • With reflective particles

    These mask skin inflammations and cover wrinkles. They visually even out the skin. With such you need to "you" those who have:

    • oily skin... With reflective powder, it will shine even more;
    • desire to powder excessively... Microparticles collect in pores and wrinkles and accentuate them;
    • the need to be it-girl everywhere and always... This powder is for evening make-up. In the sun, it reveals glitter, and this emphasizes the relief of the skin. This is used without foundation. It does not have a pronounced matting effect, it only highlights the face and masks imperfections;
  • Bronzing: in the form of balls

    These powders contain balls with reflective particles. They act as a finishing touch - when the makeup is done and you want to fix it, refresh it or give it a slight light reflection. They are not suitable as a basic camouflage tool. Balls are distinguished by their versatility. The green pigment neutralizes redness and brightens the skin. With purple balls, it is suitable for those with a yellowish complexion.

    • In the summer, when you sunbathe, you can choose light balls, leaving only the dark ones in the box.
    • In winter, add light balls, approaching the shade you need.

Powder balls: how to apply

It is better to apply this with a natural brush with a stiff bristle. You simply touch the balls with it and it scrapes off a layer of dust from them. If the balls are dense, shake the box several times to crack the balls. Those particles that break off from them will be used in your makeup. It is better to take away the powder from the lid.

Do not carry ball powder in your purse. She beats easily. When there are a lot of fragments, and you try to pick up dust with a brush, they will stick and be unevenly distributed over your face.

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