How to Apply Loose and Pressed Powder

When you think of makeup, there is no one product or cosmetic that stands out from the rest. There are a lot of elements and ingredients that constitute makeup and blend together to give your face a flawless glow. A well applied foundation and nicely blended concealer can work wonders for your patchy and discolored skin, but they alone cannot hold your new face together for very long. This is because no matter how high quality your foundation or concealer is, they need to be held solidly in place with the help of powder.

When buying your powder

Today, there are so many powders being sold in the market that it is, at times, confusing to understand as to which powder would suit you best.

If and when you find yourself in such a confusion, the best thing to do is to take some time out and reflect on why you need such a powder and how do you plan to use it. There are different powders that rectify different skin ailments.

For example, if you are prone to dark circles and are looking to conceal them with some concealer and powder then you need to buy some loose powder which can be lightly dabbed in the under eye area to better camouflage your concealer. Similarly, there are different kinds of powders available in the market for oily skin, dry skin and uneven skin tone to name the most popular ones.

Kinds of powder

Generally there are two kinds of powder available in the market, namely pressed powder and loose powder. Given your complexion and skin ailments, you can choose either one of them. Pressed powder is just as its name suggests – loose powder pressed well together and set in a portable and convenient container that can be easily and safely carried around in your handbag, vanity kit or even purse. Loose powder is on the other hand, powder that is not packed tightly and comes in a handy canister or a box with a screw lid.

Applying your powder

A best practice that most makeup experts swear by when it comes to powder in particular is less is more’. Always keep this is mind while applying your powder over the foundation. To begin with, apply your matching foundation and concealer in a cool room and allow it a minute or two to settle down.

Next, carefully open your pressed powder or your loose powder container and dip your brush or sponge in it. Always remember to gently tap your brush or sponge against the container to dust off all that extra powder clinging to the brush or pad. Some women prefer to wet their sponge in a bit of water and then dab it in powder before applying it on their face for better coverage.

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