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Loose powder is an integral part of a woman's beauty essentials. It is most suitable for normal skin type and oily skin. The purpose of applying it on the face may be different. The primary objective is to get a more natural looking fresh looks, loose powder also helps to correct makeup, to improve skin appearance, to usher in a matte finish and make skin shine-free, to conceal blemishes, to even out the skin etc. Whatever the purpose, applying loose powder is an art by itself. For even an extra dab can exaggerate face looks and leave a mask-like look. So, how does one apply loose powder? Learn tips and techniques on how to apply loose powder. Follow these easy steps.


Step 1: Wash face. Apply foundation water-based, oil-based or matte foundation and then a concealer. Do not apply eye make-up.


Step 2: Keep ready the tools required to apply loose powder- a powder puff or a fluffy makeup brush.


Step 3: Gently tap the bottom of the loose powder container and release some modest amount of loose powder.


Step 4: Dip makeup brush or powder puff into the powder.


Step 5: Gently tap the tool against the side of the loose powder container to get rid of excess powder.


Step 6: Apply lightly on the face, beginning in the center of the face. Give attention to all areas of the face- the cheekbones, the sides of the nose and the forehead areas


Step 7: For that perfect look, brush away excess deposits of loose powder.


Different kinds of loose powder


Translucent loose powder, talc based loose powder, moisture infused loose powder - these are the various types of loose powder. Those with normal skin can use standard loose powder. But those with an oily skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, need to exercise caution in choosing the right kind of loose powder ... because each skin type will react differently. Further wrong selection will lead to skin reactions and may also not warranty a preferred finish. Here is a guide to choosing right kind of loose powder for different skin types.


Dry skin: The skin is visibly parched. The skin is tight and slightly flaky and the pores are almost inconspicuous. Post washing face, you can easily feel the skin literally tight demanding a moisturizer. Before using loose powder, wash, tone and moisturize your face in the morning as well as at night. Wait for the moisturizer to dry and then apply light-deflecting, moisture infused loose powder. The moisture in the loose powder works as a moisturizer for the dry skin.


Oily skin: The skin looks always greasy, oiled even after a good face wash. The skin is prone to frequent acne attacks - pimples and blackheads. There will be large visible pores. Wash face and let it dry. You can afford to forego foundation makeup or use an oil free foundation and then dust talc-based translucent loose powder. It contains ingredients that can absorb the oil on the face. The pores are kept closed; the skin looks smooth and less oil surfaces.


Sensitive skin: The skin is hyperactive, reacts to internal as well as external upsets. It can be dry, oily or a combination of all skin types. On the whole, the skin has a fine texture, is thin and delicate with fine pores. Wash face; use a foundation and moisturizer that doesn't contain potential allergens before applying loose powder. Depending on the skin type look for a fragrance free hypoallergenic loose powder that ensures protection from reaction.


Mineral powder makeup


The rage is here to stay. Mineral powder makeup is preferred for its gentleness on the skin and purity of natural ingredients. Mineral powder users rave about the inorganic substances, how it soothes the skin, tones the skin, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and imperfections and sets a bright, flawless skin. Sans talc, chemicals, fillers or dyes,mineral powder is suitable for all skin type. Besides physicians and dermatologists prescribe mineral powder for those who opted for cosmetic treatments.


The basic substances in mineral powder are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Many other combinations are possible These are agents that don't clog pores and allow the skin to breathe thus giving essential vitamins most required for a healthy skin Mineral powders with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, magnesium, gold and aluminum have inherent properties that relax, refresh and rejuvenate skin.


The powder texture is super fine, which makes it easier to blend even around the jaw line. Mineral powder has no talc. This makes it possible for the skin to retain the moisture and hydration. Even after hours of washing face, the suppleness and natural radiance of the skin is visible. With inbuilt sunblock, in the form of zinc oxide, the skin is well protected from UV radiation.


  • The ingredients are skin friendly.
  • The application last longer hours.
  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
  • Has an anti-inflammatory property
  • Suitable for all climatic conditions.
  • Firms makeup, works with humidity.
  • Has a sun protection factor.
  • Is fairly water resistant.
  • Easier to remove makeup.

Mineral powder application


Wash face and pat dry. Apply moisturizer and foundation and ensure the skin is dry. Gently tap mineral powder. Use a sponge or cosmetic brush for application. Use the tool and absorb all powder. Tap the handle of the tool to remove excess. Apply on the face. As it is light in weight, even a second or third layer can be done for the desired looks.

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