The Powder Debate. Which powder is right for me ?
I often get asked "Do i even need to Powder & if so how do i know which powder is for me ? Do i need a loose powder or a powder compact ?
Setting Powders are generally loose powders that will set your foundation for a longer lasting look. Some also have extra qualities such as skin smoothing effects.
HD Powder - A High Definition loose setting powder sets your foundation for longer lasting wear, softens the appearance of imperfections, fine lines, and pores & evens out the complexion for a smooth complexion .
Made of 100 percent-mineral silica. Dermatologist-tested, and talc-free formula does not dry the skin.
Who is this for ?
Mature skin & skin that is uneven in texture due to large pores or for those wanting a smoothing effect to the skin.
Which shade is for me ?
Light/Medium - Medium//Tan skin Barely There is a light golden shade. But buffs into skin undetectable. Shop it here
Ivory - Crystal Clear is a white clear shade. Suits pure Ivory skin tones. Pro Tip-Use extra sparingly & make sure it is buffed in or you can get flashback.
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Pro Tip - The HD powder can also be used under your eyes sparingly to smooth fine lines & set your concealer.
Oil Control Translucent - Set your foundation with this translucent oil control loose powder. Silky and light, it delivers long wear to your foundation & controls oil.
Who is this for ?
For Skin that is normal to oily. Comes in one shade - Translucent. Works for Light to Medium skin tones . Shop it here
Best way to apply Loose Setting Powders ?
Tap a small amount into the lid ( i actually don't remove the whole sticker that covers the holes but remove instead just a small amount so only a row or two of holes is uncovered) This way you don't waste product. Gotta love that !
Then using a soft powder brush with minimal amount of powder on the brush work it first into your t-zone buffing lightly over your foundation until the product disappears.
Touch up Pro Powder Compact
When its time to touch up or just a little checking ourselves out in the mirror throughout the day to make sure we still look 'put together' there is nothing better than the classic compact . A compact powder is great for a quick powder on the nose,chin & forehead to reduce shine & redness or to create a fresh polished look when applied all over at the end of a work day before date night or drinks with the girls. It can also be used all over your foundation instead of a loose setting powder to create more coverage- basically a powder foundation.Some girls will wear it on its own as a foundation. However I love the ritual of pulling our my compact out of my handbag & touching up. I think women have lost the art of this over the years. In the 40's and 50's women were proud to do this in public. Something has happened over the years where we don't want to appear taking time out for ourselves. This needs to change.
Key features -
great for touch ups
comes with a sponge for touch ups
melli 1 - for light to ( not ivory ) medium skin tones
melli 2 - for medium skin tones
melli 3 - for tanned skins
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Will powder settle into my lines ?
Application is king when it comes to makeup. Less is best. Several light layers also works rather than applying one thick layer. No one wants to look like a powdered scone- ever. Skin should always look like skin.