If you’re anything like us, you have a product for every time and place. Off to the beach? Grab your BB cream. Hitting the gym? Just a little dab of concealer will do, of course. For special occasions, reach for the heavy-duty stuff with higher coverage. But if heavy creams or liquid foundations are not your vibes, you might be a good candidate for a quality powder foundation.
Why Powder Foundation?
The benefits of powder makeup:
- It provides sheer coverage for a more natural look. (Although there are full coverage options for powder foundation, it’s probably easier to get very sheer, light coverage using powder and a Kabuki brush applicator. A quality brush applicator will help you achieve a professional look more easily when using powder foundation. Brushes are fun to experiment with, too.)
- Powder works well with young or oily skin because it tends to absorb oily residue.
- Powdered mineral makeup may contain fewer preservatives and other additives than conventional foundation products.
- Dry foundation tends to stay put in warm weather or during those times when perspiration (ahem, glistening) can be a problem.
- Since it goes on almost like face powder, powdered makeup can be reapplied easily during the day as needed.
Powder foundation is a good choice for younger users who want light coverage and a natural finish. It helps control excess oil around the forehead and nose area, avoiding the need for frequent reapplication. It may take a little time to develop the knack of blending it evenly, though. Because it tends to sit on the surface of the skin instead of being absorbed into the skin like a liquid product, it may also be less likely to cause clogged pores and blemishes.