Most ladies idea of makeup is powder, 'eye pencil' and lipstick and that is all, so my point is.....everyone knows what powder is. Whether its white or brown , pressed or loose, you have all come across a type of powder.
Now, what is face powder?
|Loose face powder by 'Clinique'|
Face powder is a flesh-tinted, white or translucent cosmetic powder applied to the face to improve the appearance and to set foundation. It can also be re-applied throughout the day to minimize shininess caused by oily skin. There is translucent sheer powder, and there is pigmented powder (brown). Powder tones the face and gives an even appearance.
It can be applied with a sponge, a brush or a powder puff (I remember when i used to pour powder on my palms, rub together, clap my hands to get rid the excess, and rub my palms with the powder all over my face. Chai! How i've grown! But errrrm, some of u still do it ba?). Personally, i cannot do without applying powder over my foundation to set it. Most times, i use it alone on my face without the foundation. Once i apply powder, my face instantly has a brighter look.
There are pigmented powders which adds color to the face and creates an even skin-tone, and there are the white translucent powder which adds no color to the face but brightens it.
Face powders come in different shades to match different skin tones. You should find out the shade that matches your skin tone and stick to it.
The translucent powder reflects light to give your skin a luminous attribute. It is like a finishing powder or a veil and takes away shine from your face. I usually use translucent powder for touch-ups.
|Loose powder (Mary Kay)|
|Pressed powder.....see how portable it is. You can just slip this into your purse!|