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A GUIDE | UNDERSTANDING MAKE-UP POWDERS

posted in Beauty > Makeup
08/19/2016
  • We often refer to make-up powder as though it’s one product – but there are actually a bunch of different types that fall under this umbrella, hence the confusion one might feel when trying to pick the right one.

On the hunt for a powder + have no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place
    We often refer to make-up powder as though it’s one product – but there are actually a bunch of different types that fall under this umbrella, hence the confusion one might feel when trying to pick the right one.

    On the hunt for a powder + have no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place! 
  • TRANSLUCENT POWDER |  "A translucent powder is generally used to set make-up + control shine giving a matte finish," says Emma Reid, Founder of Musq Cosmetics. It’s called translucent because once it’s applied it should be virtually invisible.
    TRANSLUCENT POWDER |  "A translucent powder is generally used to set make-up + control shine giving a matte finish," says Emma Reid, Founder of Musq Cosmetics. It’s called translucent because once it’s applied it should be virtually invisible.
  • PICTURED | 

1. Mary Kay Translucent Powder
2. e.l.f. cosmetics Studio Translucent Mattifying Powder
3. Arbonne Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15
    PICTURED | 

    1. Mary Kay Translucent Powder
    2. e.l.f. cosmetics Studio Translucent Mattifying Powder
    3. Arbonne Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15


  • FINISHING POWDER |  "A finishing powder is [typically] white + often used in instances such as a photo shoot to minimise fine lines + pores giving a very ‘perfect’ finish."
    FINISHING POWDER |  "A finishing powder is [typically] white + often used in instances such as a photo shoot to minimise fine lines + pores giving a very ‘perfect’ finish."
  • PICTURED | 

1. NYX Studio Finishing Powder
2. Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
3. Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder
    PICTURED | 

    1. NYX Studio Finishing Powder
    2. Australis Ready Set Go Finishing Powder
    3. Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder

  • LOOSE POWDER | A loose powder is made up of small particles + comes in a jar rather than a compact. It typically comes in similar shades to liquid foundation + provides buildable coverage.
    LOOSE POWDER | A loose powder is made up of small particles + comes in a jar rather than a compact. It typically comes in similar shades to liquid foundation + provides buildable coverage.
  • PICTURED | 

1. Almay Smart Shade Loose Powder
2. Rimmel London Match Perfection Loose Powder
3. COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder
    PICTURED | 

    1. Almay Smart Shade Loose Powder
    2. Rimmel London Match Perfection Loose Powder
    3. COVERGIRL Professional Loose Powder

  • PRESSED POWDER |  Pressed powder does come in a compact form, making it easier to use on the go. "Pressed powder is more suitable for touch-ups + a light, natural finish," says Emma.
    PRESSED POWDER |  Pressed powder does come in a compact form, making it easier to use on the go. "Pressed powder is more suitable for touch-ups + a light, natural finish," says Emma.
  • PICTURED | 

1. Ulta3 Pressed Powder
2. Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
3. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Compact Powder Foundation
    PICTURED | 

    1. Ulta3 Pressed Powder
    2. Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
    3. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Compact Powder Foundation

  • MINERAL POWDER | Mineral powder can come in both pressed + loose form. It’s made from tiny micro-particles that were once minerals deep in the depths of the earth. They often boast extra skin care benefits like anti-inflammatory properties + breathable coverage.
    MINERAL POWDER | Mineral powder can come in both pressed + loose form. It’s made from tiny micro-particles that were once minerals deep in the depths of the earth. They often boast extra skin care benefits like anti-inflammatory properties + breathable coverage.
  • PICTURED | 

1. ASAP Pure Mineral Make-up
2. Pelactiv Mineral Powder Foundation
3. Nude by Nature Pressed Mineral Cover
    PICTURED | 

    1. ASAP Pure Mineral Make-up
    2. Pelactiv Mineral Powder Foundation
    3. Nude by Nature Pressed Mineral Cover

  • FINELY MILLED POWDER | "Finely milled powder generally refers to a loose powder foundation as it consists of smaller particles and is more buildable than a pressed powder," explains Emma.
    FINELY MILLED POWDER | "Finely milled powder generally refers to a loose powder foundation as it consists of smaller particles and is more buildable than a pressed powder," explains Emma.
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH TO USE? 

FOR FULLER COVERAGE | The beauty of a powder foundation is you can gradually build it up for a total coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. "For a full coverage powder foundation I recommend a mineral loose powder foundation, as it is denser in nature," says Emma
    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH TO USE? 

    FOR FULLER COVERAGE | The beauty of a powder foundation is you can gradually build it up for a total coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. "For a full coverage powder foundation I recommend a mineral loose powder foundation, as it is denser in nature," says Emma.
  • FOR OILY SKIN |  A translucent powder will be your saviour. It will help your make-up last longer + keep shine at bay throughout the day for a matte finish. If you’re after coverage at the same time, choose a matte pressed powder.
    FOR OILY SKIN |  A translucent powder will be your saviour. It will help your make-up last longer + keep shine at bay throughout the day for a matte finish. If you’re after coverage at the same time, choose a matte pressed powder.
  • FOR DRY SKIN | A common problem when using a make-up powder on dry skin is it can sometimes accentuate dryness + settle into lines. The best practice is to use a loose, finely milled powder sparingly for lighter coverage + only in areas where your make-up tends to disappear throughout the day.
    FOR DRY SKIN | A common problem when using a make-up powder on dry skin is it can sometimes accentuate dryness + settle into lines. The best practice is to use a loose, finely milled powder sparingly for lighter coverage + only in areas where your make-up tends to disappear throughout the day.
  • FOR AGING SKIN | If pores + lines are your main concern, a finishing powder can help to blur them. Just be careful to blend it properly for events where there will be photos, as the camera flash can bounce off it + accentuate the white colour – an unfortunate incident that happens to the best of us.
    FOR AGING SKIN | If pores + lines are your main concern, a finishing powder can help to blur them. Just be careful to blend it properly for events where there will be photos, as the camera flash can bounce off it + accentuate the white colour – an unfortunate incident that happens to the best of us.
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