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
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.