When it comes to face powder, it can be the best friend of your skin, the one that will hide all your secrets. i.e. cover all the imperfections, but only if you know how to pick the right one for you, otherwise, it can turn into your worst enemy.
Before even going through details on various types of powder and selecting one that’s right for you, you need to take into account three things:
- When buying a powder, don’t try to save your money, it’s the one thing that sets the stage for an impeccable look. A high-quality powder has its price and you need to be ready to pay for it.
- Do not give up on your search for the right powder until you find what you’re looking for or even worse, settle with the option which doesn’t suit. You may be stuck with that look for months and we all know time cannot be brought back.
- Don’t overuse powder foundation. It serves to cover imperfections, it’s not a carnival mask. Besides, if you use high-quality powder, you’ll see just how little it takes to do its thing.
In addition to blush and mascara, powder is one of the essential items in every woman’s makeup bag. However, while the first two items are much easier to pick, choosing the right powder foundation is a completely different story. Every woman knows that selecting the right shade and type of powder (loose, comp or liquid foundation, bronzer etc.) is not an easy task, hence, we bring you a short overview of all the types of powder with a reference to skin type.
Types of powder
Generally speaking, if you have fair skin, it’s likely to go for rose shades of powder, while those with deep skin tones should wear yellowish powders.
Liquid powder is an excellent choice for those who want to conceal even the slightest imperfection because with this powder you may achieve the light to full coverage. The best part is it works for any skin type, but you can also apply some finishing powder later, depending on the kind of overall look you attempt to achieve.
This is an ideal choice to accomplish that final touch because it can give your face a particular freshness and lightness. It is especially suitable for people with sensitive skin.
This comes in a compact and it is found in almost every woman’s makeup kit because it’s convenient and very practical if used as a touch-up throughout the day. It makes a better choice for those with oily or problematic skin while those who have a dry and sensitive skin should not use it.
Thanks to its natural ingredients, it has become very popular over the last couple of years. It’s great because it doesn’t clog the pores and helps the skin to “breathe”.
Bronzer could be separated in a different category because we it’s often used in a wrong way (especially when we are desperate to achieve suntan look), so often you may see women looking as if they got carried away in playing with clay (terracotta to be more plastic). Therefore, when shopping for a bronzer, it’s important to pick the one that matches your skin type as well as skin tone, but the trickiest part of picking a shade is to select the one with a suitable undertone that will make your skin look as natural as possible. Bronzers do not cover imperfections, but give that sun-kissed glow (if we pick the right one, of course!) to the skin.
This product is designed for the lucky women who don’t have any particular skin problems. It’s used to give only the slightest hint of color to the face while helping up to even out the skin. Use your fingertips to apply tinted moisturizer evenly onto your skin.
Choosing the right shade
One of the most common mistakes made by women is the intentional purchase of a darker shade in thinking that will conceal imperfections and cover up that pale skin. It is a completely wrong though since powder should match our skin type AND skin tone. If you want your face to look warmer, use a bronzer. Powders are to be tested on the face rather than the wrists of your hand as the skin color is probably different. Try to test a product in daylight, not under artificial lighting. Make sure you take your time while shopping for the perfect powder, and after a lot of testing and with the help of these few tips, you’ll surely find what you’re looking for.
Translation: G. Dujmović