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Poudre visage : quand l'appliquer ?

Face Powder: When to Apply?

Face powder is an essential item in the makeup kit. It is used to even out the complexion and set the makeup. In addition to adopting the correct technique, it is important to know the order of application of skincare products.

When should you apply face powder?

Although it may seem straightforward, makeup application should follow a specific order. Once hydration, complexion unification and under-eye circle correction have been carried out, it is appropriate to apply the powders.

It should be noted that bronzer, blush, and mattifying powder should be used once the "complexion is finished".

The application of these powders must even follow a specific order. The face powder is applied after the moisturising cream, foundation, concealer or corrector.

The two types of complexion powder in cosmetics.

Matifying powders exist in loose formulas or pressed.

  • The loose powder is by definition light and volatile. It provides a very natural finish to the skin. Its "dry" texture helps to counteract the sometimes shiny effect of the foundation or tinted serum applied just before. Loose powder is applied with a suitable brush. Compared to pressed powders, loose powders are often more difficult to measure and apply. It is quite common to dirty one's clothes during the application of this type of product.

  • The pressed powder or compact is typically reserved for makeup touch-ups throughout the day as it is convenient to carry and easy to use. It is a generally tinted makeup product that provides a certain level of coverage. It's the equivalent of foundation but in a "solid" powder form. It helps to conceal enlarged pores, blur imperfections, redness and dark circles for a smooth and unified finish. However, it can be criticised for emphasising fine lines more than loose powder due to its richer and "heavier" texture. Unlike loose powder, pressed powder is usually always tinted.

To note : mattifying powders are most often loose powders. Indeed, ideal for combination to oily skin types, they generally contain substances that absorb excess sebum.

When and how to apply loose powder?

This treatment is applied with a special loose powder brush or a fabric puff. To do this, it is appropriate to deposit some on the chosen tool and lightly tap it on the back of the hand to remove the excess powder.

The secret of this type of product is to apply sparingly, even for those with shiny skin. This helps to avoid a mask-like effect, achieving a velvety complexion instead.

Morning or evening (before an event, for example), loose powder is applied after the primer, foundation, concealer, and corrector. One of these intermediate steps can be omitted by those who prefer a light and natural makeup look. Moreover, it is important to choose a loose powder that is suitable for your skin tone and type. At Typology, we offer you the matifying powder composed of zinc PCA and hyaluronic acid. In addition to reducing excess sebum, this treatment strengthens the skin's protective barrier function while hydrating it.

When and how to apply compact powder?

The compact powder is used for quick touch-ups throughout the day. For a natural effect, it is advised to apply it with care. While the powder puff provides medium coverage, the brush ensures light coverage. The sponge can also prove to be useful for achieving high coverage.

Here are some tips for applying compact powder.

  • Apply a veil of the substance around the eye contour and on the eyelids.

  • Do not forget to lightly tap the brush or puff to avoid a cakey effect on the skin.

  • A veil of compact powder is sufficient to achieve the desired result.

For a flawless complexion, the idea is to apply compact powder after the BB cream or liquid foundation. However, some people prefer to apply it directly, thus not using any foundation.

. This depends on the skin type and the imperfections to be concealed. After the application of the compact powder comes the sun powder, also known as bronzer, followed by the blush.

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