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How to Wear Pressed Powder

A versatile beauty essential found in every woman’s makeup bag, face powder provides a natural, oil-free look while covering blemishes and evening out your skin tone. Powder foundation, made mostly of talcum powder, provides breathable and lightweight coverage and absorbs oil to create a smooth look. Pressed powder has a matte finish to control shine and is easy to apply with a brush or a sponge to achieve any desired look or level of coverage. Less messy and easier to use than loose powder, powdered foundation has a lasting coverage perfect for all-day wear.

While powder is great for covering up uneven skin tones, it is not ideal for disguising lines and wrinkles, as the powder can settle into even the finest creases. Because powder can make skin appear dry, women with dry skin should use it sparingly and consider other types of foundation as alternatives. If you have combination skin, apply more powder in oily areas of your face and less in drier areas, for an even look.

Powdered foundation can be applied with a sponge, a large puff, or a full, round brush. To apply powder, sweep the brush over your skin using downward strokes to minimize the appearance of peach fuzz. Avoid a caked-on, mask-like look by not applying too much powder.

Powder comes in a wide range of shades to match every skin tone and type. Be sure to choose a shade of foundation that matches your skin tone exactly. Because it isn’t saturated with pigment, translucent powder is best for minimal coverage and suits most skin tones. Your skin tone can vary by season, so in the summer, you may want to use a different shade of powder to match your tanner skin. Do not try to make your skin look more tanned by using a darker shade of foundation; instead, add color with bronzer or blush.

recent loose face powder product reviews

Present for mom
Present for mom By Before and After from NJ on 07/17/2014
Comments about Sisley Phyto-Poudre Compact Pressed Powder with Natural Camellia Extract, 2 Transparent Irisee:
She's been using it ever since.

Good Product
Good Product By Before and After from NJ on 07/17/2014
 Review of Noevir 5 Pressed Powder (1 Review)
Comments about Noevir 5 Pressed Powder, 13g/0.45oz:
good for complexion

Great Price
Great Price By Bedget Buyer from NJ on 07/17/2014
Comments about Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon Compact (Pink Ribbon Shimmer Powder), 6.2g/0.22oz:
Should buy two next time

Powder finish.
Powder finish. By Christian Dior powder from Pleasantville on 07/06/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Light
What I Like:Lightweight, Long-Lasting
What I Don’t Like:Causes Breakouts
Recommended Uses:Full Coverage
Comments about Christian Dior Pressed Powder Natural Matte Finish, 630 Sahara Beige:
Good product.

Always happy to get!
Always happy to get! By LoveLove from NJ on 06/26/2014
Comments about Chanel Poudre Douce Soft Pressed Powder, 50 Mimosa:
makes my complexion look better

buying it for the third time already
buying it for the third time already By Beautyencounter Lover from NJ on 06/05/2014
Comments about La Prairie Cellular Treatment Loose Powder, Translucent 0:
Should try it

I LOVE IT
I LOVE IT By jvc99 from SA on 05/22/2014
Comments about NYX Cosmetics Studio Finishing Powder, Translucent:
This product is amazing. It makes my face look matte and polished.

Heartbroken
Heartbroken By Gramma Kaye from New Jersey on 04/08/2014
Comments about Cornsilk Shineless Pressed Powder (Discontinued), 55-02 Classic Translucent Naturally Sheer:
I can't believe this product has been discontinued. I've been using Cornsilk pressed powder for over 30 years. I'll bet nothing on the market right now does as good a job at keeping faces shine free. So disappointed.

Best Pressed Powder
Best Pressed Powder By JoanGuy from Midwest on 04/07/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Controls Shine, Doesn’t Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Easy to Remove, Effective, Great Color, Great Coverage, Great Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Casual Use, Daily Use, Light to Medium Coverage, Mature Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Speical Occasions, Travel
Comments about Borghese Powder Milano Pressed Powder, 08 Translucent:
This pressed powder is true to color - I use 'translucent' and it works beautifully over my foundation to give that finishing look without being cakey or dry. After applying, I go over my face lightly with a kabuki (large) face brush just to even things up.

Cornsilk Shineless Pressed Powder
Cornsilk Shineless Pressed Powder By Majidiallo from Milwaukee on 02/13/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Controls Shine, Doesn’t Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply
What I Don’t Like:Expensive
Recommended Uses:Oily Skin
Comments about Cornsilk Shineless Pressed Powder (Discontinued), 45-02 Natural Matte More Coverage:
I use this product to control the shine on my face. I have used this product for over fifteen years. Can no longer find it sold in my state. Good product.Effective.

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