Beauty Tip #2 Setting Powder

Setting Powder
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.

For now,

L x

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