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Face powder, the not-so-secret arsenal in every girl's purse
Face powder is a cosmetic product used to smooth the appearance of the facial skin, and to even out skin tone. It may be used alone, or with liquid foundation. Face powder generally comes in two forms: loose or pressed. Loose powder is generally sold in a small tub, and applied with a powder puff or makeup brush. Pressed powder is sold in a compact, usually with a mirror on one side, and is applied with a smaller powder puff or makeup sponge.
According to Natasha Nischol make up expert Fat Mu, "For office-going women, a heavy concealer should be a big no-no. Instead, choose mineral based face powder are best and long lasting." To apply face powder, either with a makeup brush, powder puff, or makeup sponge, it is necessary to start with a clean face. Cleanliness is vital when applying your face powder.
Not only should you apply makeup to a clean face, but make sure to use a clean brush or applicator. Change your brush or applicator as often as necessary so that the oil and dirt from your face doesn't get trapped in the bristles or the sponge. This can lead to clogged pores, and eventually irritation and infection.
Apply any moisturizer, liquid foundation, or spot concealer first. Then, get a small amount of powder on the makeup tool and brush it onto the face in quick downward strokes. Blending is the key element, something most Indian women tend to ignore. In addition to your neck, make sure that you blend your foundation and powder up to your hairline, and even your ears if necessary!
Natasha also warns girls not to apply too much powder near the eyes, because it tends to settle in the tiny lines near the eyes.
A quick tip: Never apply powder in an upward stroke. It only emphasizes facial hair. Always press and roll downwards, and slightly outwards
Loose or pressed?
If you have dark circles under your eyes, or splotchy skin, pressed powder is a good solution. This can be worn alone, or used over foundation to help "set" the foundation in place. This works better for women without oily skin. Loose powder is a good option for both oily and normal skin types. This powder comes in a container and must be applied with a large powder brush. loose powder like it because it has more oil absorbing qualities, and smoothes the skin and adds color - all while seeming translucent. Loose powder should be dusted on evenly before you get dressed, or the powder will float onto your clothes.
According to beauty and make up expert Aakriti Kochar, whether you're using a loose or compact powder, you should start with a foundation that gives a creamy and perfect look. Then, "buff the Use a powder and into your skin with a foundation brush".
The shade game
It is a good idea to choose the skin tone that most closely matches the natural skin. This will help the makeup appear more natural; it should be virtually unnoticeable. Some powders are sold in varying specialty shades to suit different skin needs; for example, a face powder with a greenish tinge will minimize the appearance of redness, while a purple-tinted powder may help the appearance of yellow skin. When picking your color, keep these tips in mind. White powder is best for the evening, since it adds luminosity. If your complexion is sallow, try a mauve or violet tone. Green and blue will tone down colors, pink gives a nice glow for pale skin and apricot works for olive skin that needs to some brightness.
Puff up to these brands
Some of the most popular powders in the Indian market these days are Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder, L'Oreal True Match (known to "zap the shine"), Revlon Touch and Glow and Lakme Perfect Radiance. For a subtle mix of foundation and powder, you can also try the featherlight MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (described by loyal users as leaving you looking "young fresh and ethereal") and The Body Shop All in One Face Base.
From the high end range, some of the expert recommendations are Guerlain Meteorites Powder, Estee Lauder Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder and Clinique Blended Face Powder which comes with its own retractable brush. If you're light skinned, the darkest shade of the latter will also work as a bronzer. For great coverage and to skip the foundation, you can also try Lancome Dual Finish Versatile Powder make Up. Another all time favourite of fashionable women across the world is the Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder.
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