Setting powder is a godsend. It locks in foundation and concealer so that there are no crack or ripples on your cheeks. wearing it makes your makeup experiences 100 percent better. But there’s a catch. The powder isn’t doing anything good if you’re using it the wrong way-and a lot of people are. Some of the top makeup artists in the business discover the biggest mistakes you’re making with setting powder.
Not knowing the difference between powders. Yes, there are four different kinds of powders.
“I think a lot of people don’t know the difference between powder products and what they are meant to do, says Beau Nelson, who work with Kristen Stewart and Katy Perry. “Mineral powders are meant to actually replace medium-coverage foundation. I don’t generally recommend covering foundation with mineral powders unless you’re going for a full-coverage look, since it tends to cake up when applied over foundation. When it comes to loose setting powders, they come in two forms: translucent and colored. Colored works to correct tone, brighten the face, and correct redness. Translucent powder are probably the safest bet since they don’t add coverage. Pressed powder add slightly more coverage than loose ones because they contain binders, and they can add a polished look to the skin when applied with a buffing motion to the face”.
Wearing a powder that weighs you down
After you’ve found the right setting powder, you have to make sure it’s light. “Setting powder might only make the foundation look cakey if it’s a heavier setting powder.
Not blending in your foundation before putting on powder
Blending in foundation seamlessly is key great powder placement. I tend to really blend and work the foundation into the skin with a blending brush until it feels one with the skin, so it doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of it as a separate entity. If any areas still feel to heavy, I prefer to pat down with a sponge to absorb any excess moisture before applying powder.
Waiting your foundation to dry before putting on powder
The only way to apply setting powder is to press it into your skin while your foundation is still wet. You should press powder onto your skin with a flat-shaped brush or powder puff. Pressing it on will prevent the foundation from moving around or streaking in the process. It also allows the foundation to set better so it stays on all day.
How would you apply your setting powder? and hope this post been helpful to you.
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