Have you ever experienced the disappointment of spending time applying a full face of makeup, only to have it all but disappear a couple of hours later? If yes, the loose setting powder will be a game-changer for you.
Looking in the mirror expecting to admire your hard work, and being distracted by the glare of the overhead lights on your now-shiny face? If these scenarios sound familiar to you, a loose setting powder is a must-have makeup product for you.
The right face powder can work wonders. You can wear it alone for light coverage, or use it to set the foundation for a more glamorous look and longer-lasting wear.
Why Should You Use A Setting Powder?
We think everyone can benefit from a setting powder. Think of it as the “topcoat” for your foundation – loose setting powder helps keep your base products in place and your final product shines free. It’s a fine powder and goes on lightly, so it won’t give you the cakey look you might fear from multiple layers of makeup.
Loose powder is composed of smaller particles. Loose powder provides lightweight coverage, though it can be messy! Pressed powder is great if you wish to carry some with you for touch-ups. If you really want a flawless look, you may wish to add finishing powder as a final step to your makeup routine.
"Baking" your powder ensures that your makeup does not settle into lines or creases on your face. You won't be actually putting your makeup in an oven! Simply apply foundation and powder, then dust on finishing powder. After around ten minutes, dust the powder off. The heat from your face will set the makeup.
Why Should You Use A Pink Setting Powder?
Use a pink shaded setting powder to set complexions that range from fairest to light skin tones with pink or rosy undertones. Pretty Pink setting powder can also be applied as a baking highlighting powder to brighten the complexion and give a porcelain glow to the complexion.
Read More- How To Bake Your Face Using A Loose Powder
How To Bake Your Face Properly?
Baking your makeup is the act of applying a setting or translucent powder to areas of the face that tend to crease over time. After applying the powder, you let it bake for 5-10 minutes and then dust off the remaining product for a flawless finish that lasts all day.
- Apply an under-eye cream to hydrate your eyes as it is a pretty sensitive area and you should not use a normal lotion/ cream in that particular area.
- Add a thick layer of concealer. (Before this step, you can go for colour correction also)
- Blend the concealer using a damp sponge or a makeup brush.
- Top it with more concealer if you like and repeat the process.
- Take some loose powder on your sponge or brush and dust it slightly before placing it on your under-eye.
- Do this same process on your other eye.
- Let the translucent powder stay for a while without blending, let’s say, 20 seconds, and dust it off.
- Don’t blend the powder, just dust it off the surface of your skin.
Your face is ready to hit the streets!
Is Baking Necessary?
The question is the problem solver for most of us. It totally depends on your usage of makeup and how much makeup you’ve applied to your skin.
If you’re a light makeup user, like a lipstick and mascara kind, you don’t need it at all.
If you’ve chosen to go with a good amount of making like foundation and eyeshadows, we think you should! It’s best not to leave a scope of malfunction.
With a full face of makeup, like foundation, concealers, bronzer, you definitely should. You need to keep your makeup intact.
When To Bake?
We advise baking your face after your foundation for your under eyes as the basic idea of baking is to keep your makeup intact.
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