Apr 9, 2011

Makeup Basics 101: The Face – Finishing Powders

by Aisling Douglas

So far we have learned how to prime the face and all about foundation. Now let’s learn how to set and finish your look! 

Ever noticed that after a long day at work, school or chasing after the kids your foundation that you carefully applied in the morning is somehow gone? Well, you are not alone. Many women – regardless of skin type – have their foundation melt off throughout the day. By simply applying a powder on top of your favourite foundation you can keep even drug store brands on all day!

There are many types of powders including compacts, mineral, and specifically formulated finishing powders. Compacts and mineral foundation will add coverage to your initial foundation. Be sure to be very light when applying this as it has the potential to look like ‘too much’.

Specially formulated finishing powders are a must have for many makeup artists, but why can your skin look perfect every day too? They are often colourless powders that create a flawless, airbrushed look.

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I HATE powders! haha, I have dry skin and cannot tolerate any powder except pure mineral powder called Original Glow from EveryDayMinerals. Anything with talc or other substances just makes my face itchy and flaky. Dry skinned women should be ware! :)

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