To get the perfect amount of powder on your brush, sprinkle loose powder onto a clean, flat surface like a tissue or a mirror rather than dipping directly into a container. This also helps control spill for an easy cleanup.
For the thickest coverage, apply loose powder with a sponge wedge.
Keep It Clean
When using brushes and puffs, oils will build up that can affect your finished look. Keep brushes clean and replace puffs regularly.
Make It Last
Keep powder makeup out of the bathroom. The moisture and humidity can lead to clumping and caking.
Blot midday oiliness with a tissue before applying pressed powder. Itll prevent you from applying too much powder and keep your puff from getting oily.
Easy, Breezy Style
Use pressed powder without foundation on days where just a bit of coverage will do. Use a puff for the most matte layer. Use a brush to achieve a lighter look.
When acne is a factor, the biggest mistake you can make is to overdo your coverage. Applying powder to your entire face can look masky and actually draw attention to unevenness. Carry an oil-free, medium-coverage powder with you to blot any shiny areas and spot-cover redness.
If youre looking to even out redness, choose a powder thats got yellow undertones. Yellow balances out redness while adding a healthy glow.
For dark spots, avoid adding more makeup shades, which can increase the look of unevenness. Use foundation to cover any discoloration and finish with a translucent powder.
If youre looking to rock those freckles but still want some shine control, opt for a translucent powder. If you want to tone down their appearance, select a medium-coverage powder in a shade between your skin tone and freckles.
Lines and Wrinkles
As your skin ages it often becomes less shiny, which means you can opt for a lighter, more translucent powder finish that locks in your look without settling into fine lines and wrinkles.