Powder and Bronzing Base
Compact Powder or Loose Powder, Which One to Choose?
For a natural and fresh finish, powder is the essential makeup product. For a radiant look, you need to choose the right powder! Loose or compact, the difference is not just in the format. Do you know which powder is ideal for you?
Loose or compact, why choose a makeup powder?
Many are not thinking about adding a final touch of powder to their makeup. However, it is one of the essential cosmetic products for a successful beauty treatment.
Compact or loose, powder unifies and mattifies the complexion:
• The makeup powder smoothens pores and fine lines, finalizes and unifies the makeup.
• Blush and bronzer application are easier to blend with powder material.
• Some complexion-enhancing powders even offer additional coverage to the foundation for flawless skin.
Colored Loose Powder:
Powder is essential to have in your makeup bag! There's one for every skin type and tone, for a velvety, matte, or more radiant finish. You just have to choose!
Compact Powder or Loose Powder: What Differences?
Light and volatile, loose powder gives a very natural appearance to the skin. It corrects and mattifies the complexion more thanks to its "drier" texture. However, the loose powder format makes dosing and application more challenging. For the less experienced, be cautious in its application. Remember to tap the brush well before application to remove excess product and avoid the "chalk" effect.
A lightweight texture for a true porcelain complexion.
For touch-ups, compact powder is more practical and easy to use. It covers imperfections better than loose powder but accentuates fine lines due to its "heavier" texture.
Choose your type of powder according to your skin type:
Note that not all powders are suitable for all skin types. Dry, combination, or oily, it is important to identify your skin type to choose the most suitable powder.
This is why it is essential to choose the right powder if you want to achieve the famous peachy skin.
• Compact powder for dry skin: If you have dry skin, opt for compact powder. Unlike loose powder, compact powder does not contain talc and deposits less material. So, it will mark your dry areas less.
• Loose powder for oily skin: Oily skin is favored by loose powder. Drier and more mattifying, it absorbs excess sebum better. Loose powder is, therefore, ideal for finishing makeup and keeping peachy skin all day long. Oily skin is often prone to blemishes, opt for non-comedogenic powders.
Which shade of makeup powder to choose?
To give a healthy glow, many women make a real beauty mistake by using a powder that is much darker than their natural complexion. The result? The complexion becomes heavy and runs the risk of ugly demarcations with the neck skin.
For a fresh and natural appearance, use a powder of the same shade as your skin and therefore your foundation, or even a half-tone lighter to illuminate it.
If you want to give a little sun to your face, apply a bronzer and a touch of blush on the cheeks.
Loose or compact, how to apply the powder?
Whichever powder is used, it should be applied to a liquid texture: foundation, BB Cream, or moisturizer. As for the tool, it's up to you. The Kabuki brush is the most common because the finish is lighter and quicker to work with. However, it is possible to use a sponge (usually provided with the powder) or a blender for more coverage.
How to apply your powder?
Application techniques for powder are numerous and are always becoming more innovative. However, the original use remains the same: starting from the T-zone, apply your powder from the center to the outer part of the face.
• Tap with a sponge to not displace the makeup.
• Use a brush to make circular movements to "penetrate" the powder and fill the pores.