Next up on the Back to Basics Makeup series, I want to talk to you guys about face powders. Like any other makeup product there are many kinds of face powders on the market. I will be going over the different kinds of powders and their uses.
First on the list is Pressed Powders, these are powders that are pressed into a pan and come in a compact. These pressed powders can be anything from powder foundation to pressed setting powder, to a translucent powder.
A powder foundation is just a face powder with a medium amount of tint to it.
When using a powder foundation you want to apply it to the face using a large kabuki style brush. The bristles are packed together super tightly making the application of the foundation even and flawless.
If you are using a powder foundation to set a liquid foundation, using a regular large powder brush will give you a light dusting of powder that will set the liquid foundation in place while adding an extra layer of coverage.
There is also a translucent setting powder. This kind of powder doesn't have any color to it, and it can be used to set a liquid foundation or to set the makeup when everything has been completed. This powder also works great for touch-ups during the day, because it doesn't have any color which will prevent your face from looking cakey.
Loose Powder is the other kind of powder that is available. For loose powder there are also powder foundations, setting powder and translucent powders. They do the same exact thing as the pressed powder would do, the only difference is that they are in a loose powder form.
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