Beauty Tip #2 Setting Powder
The second post in my series of quick beauty tips is looking at Setting Powder.
What is a setting powder and how do you add it to your makeup routine?
Powder over the age of 30 can be a scary prospect. But I promise you, applied right it can help reduce the look of fine lines and stop cream products settling into any wrinkles or large pores.
- Setting powders are available in different forms, pressed and loose at varying price points
- It is designed to fix any cream product in place
- The more finely milled the powder, the less cakey and more flawless the finish
- Once you have applied any cream products, foundation, concealer, cream contour, use the powder to set the base in place
- For undereye setting, a loose and finely milled product is better, use a damp beauty blender to press the product into the skin and then wipe away excess with a large powder brush
- Top Tip – For ensuring your cream products do not set into any fine lines or wrinkles, set the area again using a beauty blender to apply the powder – you will notice a huge difference (great if you’re over the age of 30)
- Apply before any powder contour, bronzer, blush or highlight, but after any cream contour or highlight
- To set the rest of the face, use a large powder brush or powder puff
- My favourites are the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, and a good budget alternative the Coty Airspun Setting Powder
- I find these powders are best used in a translucent shade as they don’t adjust the colour of any base products
- If you have oily skin, a setting powder will be a godsend. It will help mattify your skin and keep your makeup in place for longer
- To reduce the look of a powder finish, once you have completely finished your base, spray with a setting spray which blends and sets all of the products together.
I hope this has been helpful and if you have any questions whatsoever, just drop me a message. I will be happy to help.
View more in my series of quick beauty tips by clicking HERE.