There was a time when a face powder was just a face powder, but today, it’s more complicated than that. Ask any store attendant for a face powder, and she’ll tell you the names of different setting powders, translucent powders, and HD powders.
But do you know which one you should buy, or do you even know the difference between them? To help you stay informed, here is everything you should know to find the perfect face powder for you.
1. Loose powders
Loose powders have a finer consistency and there are smaller particles in them. So, it becomes difficult to carry loose powders around. When used as a foundation, they give a porcelain-like effect and a lightweight coverage. You can also use them as makeup correctors.
2. Pressed powders
Pressed powder is used on top of liquid foundation and comes in a compact. Ingredients present in this powder turn it into a semi-solid form. As compared to loose powder, it provide less coverage, but it can be used for quick touch-ups during the day. Use Press Powder with a light hand, as applying it too much can result in a cakey appearance. Dampen a makeup sponge, and pat it over the skin to make your powder invisible.
3. Setting powders
To get rid of pores, shine, and blurred lines, setting powder is used post-foundation. This powder can be translucent or tinted and they provide a flawless matte finish.
4. HD Powders
This powder is perfect for celebrities and artists, who face the camera on a regular basis. It is usually used as finishing powder. It creates a soft, flawless effect on the skin by masking imperfections and fine lines.