As much as I love face powders they confuse the hell out of me. Back in the day I only used pressed powder that would do nothing else, but eliminate the greasy shine from my face. Ohh how times have changed since the early 2000s. We have a new powders introduced to us every month. Makeup like fashion is becoming increasingly fast. There are a ton of new products presented to us daily and vanish immediately also. The turnaround happens in a flash. So how do you keep up with all the trends? – You don’t! We here at Just4Girls.pk keep up with all the latest and greatest so you don’t have to.
Let’s dive into the basics of powders:
Pressed Powder – is found in a compact and contains ingredients such as waxes and silicones, which helps solidify the product. Using too much pressed powder will result in an overdone cakey look. It is best used minimally throughout the day for touchups.
Loose Powder – as the name states, it’s fine loose powder that comes in a jar. The small particles give a lighter coverage than pressed powder. A lot messier than pressed powder also, so it is best kept on your vanity at home.
Setting Powder – one of the most important of the powders that I am going to talk about in this blog. It is to be used after your foundation, blush and highlighter. This powder helps eliminate shine and sets your makeup in place so you can take on the day without having to worry about your makeup melting off. People debate whether to use flesh colored or translucent. I say use the one that works best for your skin.
Finishing Powder – This is used after setting powder. The purpose of finishing powder is to give off an airbrushed look. Setting powder reduces the appearance of fine lines and large pores. It really gives that extra oomph if you are being photographed for an extra special occasion. **Expert tip – these powders are white.
HD Powder – Is a special setting powder that is used by professional photographers and professional film makeup artists. Setting powder perfects the skin and eliminates any sign of flashback, which is essentially just the flash reflecting off the skin. Basically if you are going to be in high-definition; you need to use this!
Banana Powder – is the new kid on the block. It is a mattifying powder, which can set your makeup and also contour face. We love dual usage products! It can be applied after creamy foundation; this eliminates creasing and fine lines. It comes in a yellow tone, which compliments most all skin colors. You can put down that contouring kit because banana powder is about to takeover your face makeup routine.