Powder is one of the most necessary and important products in a woman's cosmetic bag. Loose or compact, it helps fix makeup, evens out complexion, mattes skin and gives it a healthy complexion.
For the product to work for you, you need to use it correctly - BeautyHack shares detailed beauty instructions on how to apply the powder to your face step by step.
Choose the right tone
For a natural make-up, face powder should be almost invisible. Ask a shop assistant to find the shade you want, or test the product in daylight - so you will immediately notice how well it is matched. By trying three different colors in a small area, you will determine the tone you want. Pay attention to the properties and texture - for oily skin, thicker powders without oils are suitable, and for dry skin, light ones with moisturizing ingredients in the composition.
Use a primer
Often there are irregularities and peeling on the skin due to which the powder can lie in an ugly thick layer. Regular exfoliation and application of a make-up base can help prevent problems. These products contain silicone, so just one drop will smooth the skin, make pores and fine lines less noticeable - the powder will behave perfectly.
Apply powder with a fluffy brush
The larger the brush for applying the powder foundation, the thinner and more inconspicuous the layer will be. Take some of the product, blow off the excess and brush over those areas of the face where correction and matting is needed. You can use small fluffy eyeshadow brushes to fix the concealer under the eyes. And to create a dense coverage, apply powder with a sponge or puff (look for 9 favorite makeup artist's brushes in this material).
Never apply too much powder to the brush - the excess will cover the skin in an uneven and dense layer. If you are using the compact version, draw on the product by barely touching it with a brush. And if you prefer loose powder, pour a little powder into the lid first and also gently take as much as you need.
Powder your entire face
After smoothing the skin with the base and tone, powder the face - first of all, apply the product with light circular movements to the area around the nose and lips, as well as to the chin, where the skin tends to redness and uneven tone. Then spread it all over your face. Remember to even out the color on the temples, cheekbones and neck area. Collect some more powder and go over the areas that need additional matting, such as the T-zone.
Hide the flaws
To mask redness and inflammation, apply the powder locally. To do this, take the product on a small, dense brush and use pressing movements to powder the problem areas (10 life hacks, how to apply the corrector, look here).
Fix your makeup throughout the day
Get a compact powder and carry it with you to touch up your makeup whenever you want. To prevent the powder from falling on the skin with an ugly dark spot, use matting wipes - apply them to the desired area and remove excess sebum. Then apply a thin layer of powder to your face.
Text: Anya Sherstneva