Hello friends,
So yet another back to basics post. As you know I have already done two prior posts on foundation and concealer. Here are the links to them

This post is going to be about powder. Powders come in two kinds loose powder and pressed powder.
The purpose of powder is to set the foundation and it gives the face a finished look and helps the makeup stay in place.  Lets quickly go through the different kinds of powder.

1. Pressed powder: Its best used for touch ups during the day and also to set the foundation. Pressed powders dont give you full coverage but they do provide sheer coverage so if you dont have much skin trouble you can just apply some concealer and use a powder brush to pat down the powder on the face to even out your skin tone. This is appropriate for day time when you are in a rush or dont want to use foundation on a daily basis. The main use though is to set your foundation and later for touch ups during the day. For setting the foundation you can use these brushes over the compact that comes with the compact.


This is a kabuki brush used to powder the face. You can use this or the standard powder brush like so

2. Loose powder/mineral powder: Loose powder is a great alternative to pressed powder as its easy to blend and also being in loose form it really gets into the lines and covers well. The only downside is its not convenient for touch ups during the day as it can get messy. Loose powder also come as hd powders or high definition powder. Loose powders are best applied with a powder brush or kabuki brush, as you can control the product you pick up and also brushes help blend the powder well.

Hope this post was helpful.
Until next time…

  1. Manisha Manimatters
  2. shweta sarawgi