WHAT IS POWDER FOUNDATION?
Whether you’re obsessed with wearing makeup or prefer the ‘no makeup’ makeup look —no one wants to wear a thick, heavy foundation. This is one of the main reasons powder foundation is such a smart option. Powder formulas provide your skin with even coverage that’s breathable, buildable and mattifying. It’s a no-brainer—this is all you need for your makeup look! Finding the perfect foundation can be tricky, Powder foundation comes in handy for covering up imperfections with a light-as-a-feather touch. We admit, we’re pretty smitten!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIQUID AND POWDER FOUNDATION?
True or false: All foundations are basically the same. False! Liquid foundation is available in water, cream and oil-based formulas. These products do a great job of seamlessly blending onto the skin, hiding imperfections and can even hydrate your skin. They can also offer light, medium or full coverage, depending on the specific formula.
Powder foundation also provides light, medium or full coverage for a more mattifying look. It applies like a traditional face powder and can easily be reapplied throughout the day as needed. Powder foundation is more likely to stay in place during warm weather, absorbing oils for a fresh look that lasts all day.
IS PRESSED POWDER THE SAME AS POWDER FOUNDATION?
You may think pressed powder and powder foundation are the same, due to the similarities in their packaging and their names, but these two products are very different. Powder foundation combines the benefits of a powder and foundation, all in one easy-to-use product. It also has more pigment and provides more coverage than a pressed powder. Additionally, pressed powders are normally used on top of liquid or cream foundation, setting them in place.
CAN YOU USE POWDER FOUNDATION ALONE?
DOES POWDER FOUNDATION CAUSE DRY SKIN?
You may have heard that powder foundation can dry out your skin, so naturally, you may have some concerns. It’s true that powder foundation works well with oily and acne-prone skin, due to its oil-absorbing properties. However, that doesn’t mean it’s bad for dry skin! Certain mattifying formulas can dry out skin more, but good news—there are powder foundations that can suit all skin types. Pick a formula that’s lightweight and hydrating, and you’ll be good to go.
OUR BEST POWDER FOUNDATION
So, you’re a powder foundation expert now. The next step: Choosing the best powder foundation product that is perfect for you! Opt for a formula that provides flawless coverage, without the cakey, greasy appearance. Infallible powder provides ultimate hold with a non-drying texture, giving you a long-wear foundation that doesn’t fade or transfer. Say hello to an all-day perfect complexion!
If you’re after powder foundation for oily skin with a light, breathable formula, look no further than theTrue Match Cream Powder. Your skin’s texture will be improved, whilst oil is controlled throughout the day—leaving you with a fresh-looking finish.
HOW TO USE POWDER FOUNDATION
Now it’s time to put our best L’Oréal powder foundation to good use. Follow our step-by-step makeup tutorial for a look that will surely turn heads.
PRIME, PRIME, PRIME
In order for your makeup look to go the distance, you’ll need your loyal makeup primer. This primer creates a smooth base for a seamless makeup application. We recommend the Prime Lab 24HR Matte Setter Primer, which acts like double-sided tape to grip to both the skin and makeup. Allow your primer to dry before moving on to the next step.
APPLY YOUR POWDER FOUNDATION
It’s time to perfect your skin! Nothing beats natural-looking makeup, and powder foundation couldn’t be better in helping to achieve this look. Use a makeup sponge or powder foundation brush, lightly applying the foundation to your skin and blending out toward your hairline, then down until even. Build the foundation until you reach your desired level of coverage.
REACH FOR YOUR BRONZER
BLUSH IT UP
PUMP UP YOUR LASHES
COLOUR YOUR POUT
No makeup look is complete without a burst of colour and natural shine. Get the best colour to your lips with Infallible 2Step Lipstick painted across your pout.
SEAL THE DEAL
After all of your hard work, we would hate for your makeup to fade. Lock in your look with a setting spray, like the Infallible Magic Setting Mist. Spritz in “X” and “T” motions for makeup that looks freshly applied all day long.
Now that you’re truly a powder foundation guru, ready to perfect your everyday makeup looks, it’s time to get glowing. Check out our 5 Beauty Tips for an All-Day-Long Glow!
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