There are so many face powders that it is difficult to know what they all do for your skin. For example, we have finishing powders and setting powders, but do you know what is the difference?
The good news is that you are not buying the same thing as they are indeed different.
A setting powder does exactly that, it sets your makeup so it would last longer without retouches. On the other side, a finishing powder is often translucent, and it works more like a filter. It is used to blur pores, soften texture, and to give an overall glow to the skin.
In simple words, finishing powder is about looking good while setting powders to help you get more hours out of your concealer. foundation, and makeup.
To apply setting powder, it is better to use a damp makeup sponge to press the loose powder especially under your eyes and T-zone areas for a more natural look. Always, press and roll, and avoid aggressively blending or rubbing.
Lightly dusted on finishing powder. To do this use a fluffy powder brush for applying finishing powder but where your pores are larger you can use a damp beauty sponge.
Now that you know the main differences are you ready to start shopping? Here are some of the most popular finishing and setting powders on the mark right now.
This powder is the perfect solution for oily skin. It controls the extra sebum with control powder and makes a clear skin with mineral powder.
Zero Sebum should be used after applying basic skincare products or makeup, in a tapping motion. Gently apply on areas with excessive sebum.
You can use this powder in your face, especially on your T-zone, if you suffer from greasy hair, as you can apply Zero Sebum on hair and shake off the residues, or as an eye-primer to maintain the eye makeup without smudging.
Korea’s number 1 selling brand, Innisfree, offers you this loose powder, formulated to minimize pores, blemishes, and control excess oil.
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder is a sebum control powder that creates matte and youthful skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It has many benefits as it provides the skin with Jeju-grown natural minerals and mint.
It helps restore a healthy balance of oil and moisture. This setting powder will maintain your makeup flawless and smooth for at least four to five hours.
It comes with a powder puff for an easier application for your T-zone. You can also apply it with a makeup brush. This powder can be used as a setting powder on top of your foundation, as a translucent powder, or in your hair to control excess oil.
It is a loose powder in a pact, created to minimize pores, blemishes and control excess oil. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact is designed for your T-zone and it is perfect to take with you on the go to retouch whenever it is necessary.
It is natural and free of chemicals and preservatives. It uses ingredients originated from the Korean Jeju Island. It can be used on all types of skins.
If you want to set your foundation to achieve flawlessly, airbrushed skin you need to use this ultra-fine Skinfood Peach Powder. The amazing thing about this powder is that it absorbs oil and sweat to make sure your makeup looks fresh and matte all day with no retouching needed.
It has a fruity sweet peach scent to keep your skin fresh while nourishing your skin with vitamins, minerals, sugars, organic acids and nutrients. This Skinfood Peach Powder will increase the elasticity of your skin and will help prevent dryness.
Finally, even though most powders are translucent and can work for every skin tone if you have a dark skin tone you will need a little bit of twisting. You can warm up deeper skin tones with a tinted pressed powder after applying the translucent powder.To know if a translucent powder is right for your skin tone to test it on dry skin. The perfect formula won’t leave white in digital photos taken with a flash. Remember, the main job of powders is to mattify and smooth your skin’s texture with ease.