Why do you need to set your foundation?
Setting foundation with a powder will –
Help fix the foundation – Applying powder to slightly damp foundation helps fix your foundation making it last longer
Reduces Shine – Gives skin a smoother appearance, reducing areas of shine.
Absorbs grease – Ideal for people with oily skin as it absorbs any excess oil produced by the skin.
Helps conceal minor blemishes – adds an extra bit of coverage.
Different types of powder used for setting
– Can be purchased in your a shade correct for your skin tone and colour
– Adding extra coverage.
– Easier for touch ups on the go.
– If you get a tan or your skin colour changes throughout the year, you will need to purchase more than one shade.
– Can appear cakey and settle in fine lines as its not that finally milled as loose powder.
– Less hygienic as germs can harbour in the product
– More risk of cross contamination if used professionally on different clients.
– Loose powder is best for a natural looking finish as its finely milled.
– Translucent loose powder is the most versatile and is the preferred choice by most professionals. It is colourless, so it doesn’t affect the colour of the already applied foundation, so perfect for year round use.
– No risk of cross contamination as you can dispense the required amount, so perfect for use on more than one person if used professionally.
– Harder to travel with and more prone to spillage.
– Offers less coverage than pressed powder.
– Can add an ashen effect to the skin.
– Can cause flash back if high definition loose powder.
Do you set your foundation? Which products do you use? Do you find using a powder has helped with any of your foundation problems? Are there any posts you would like to see in this series? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.