Whether you are looking to touch up your face in order to tone down a bit of oily shine that has suddenly appeared or you want to finish your foundation prior to the application of additional cosmetics, a powder can deliver exactly what you need. Available in both pressed and loose variations, powders should be applied lightly to create the desired effect.
Containing binding agents or waxes, pressed powders are not as lightweight as loose powders, and they tend to be less messy. Therefore, pressed powders are more convenient to use. While traditional versions of pressed powders are translucent, modern versions are often tinted with pigments that add a touch of vibrancy to your skin. Such powders commonly deliver nourishing ingredients to the skin along with antioxidants that can help minimize the signs associated with premature aging. Whether you use a loose or pressed version of this type of beauty solution, the results are quite similar, softening your skin tone for a more radiant effect.
As with many cosmetics, luxurious versions of powders may contain ingredients that create a shimmering effect when applied to the skin. It is important to use this type of product only on those areas that you want to highlight – the cheeks, shoulders, chin, neck, or décolletage.