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How to use a face powder?

Face powder is used to conceal minor imperfections, mattify shiny areas, and set makeup. However, many people do not know how to apply it correctly and end up with marks in certain areas of the face. In this article, we explain how to use this type of product so as not to end up with unsightly marks with an unnatural finish.

Why should you use face powder?

Far from being unnecessary, the finishing powder is among the essentials for a successful beauty routine. It is multi-functional.

  • It allows toprevent the skin from shining throughout the day. Often enriched with purifying active ingredients such as zinc,it reduces shine in certain areas of the face by absorbing excess sebum.

  • It also sets the foundation or the tinted serum, as well as the blush.

  • It provides a velvety appearance to the skin, while unifying it. Some powders even offer additional coverage to the classic foundation for a flawless skin. This effectively helps to conceal imperfections (small pimples, redness...).

  • It protects the skin against external aggressions such as pollution, harsh weather, cigarette smoke, etc. The face powder is used to even out the complexion. It helps to maintain it throughout the day.

What are the different types of face powder?

There are several types of face powder to choose from, depending on your skin type.

  • The loose powder, the ally of oily skin.

    Light, airy, and sometimes translucent, loose powder mattifies the complexion, providing a subtle finish with a natural coverage. It aids in setting makeup. Typically containing targeted active ingredients such as talc, this type of powder absorbs excess sebum thereby reducing shine throughout the day. Moreover, its "dry" texture helps counteract the sometimes shiny effect of 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 soil one's clothes during the application of this type of product.

  • The compact powder for dry skin.

    Often tinted, the compact powder is more recommended for dry skin. Used for touch-ups, it provides makeup and sculpts the face while offering additional coverage to pre-applied treatments. This powder is ideal for concealing minor imperfections, redness, and dark circles, providing a unified and natural result.

How is loose powder used?

Initially, it is recommended to select a special powder brush or even a fabric powder puff. Here are the steps to follow to use it correctly.

  1. Take a small amount of the treatment onto the brush.

  2. Then, position the brush vertically on the handle side.

  3. Gently tap it on the back of your hand to allow the powder to descend into the bristles of the brush.

  4. Begin to gently apply the powder to the face, targeting the T-zone: forehead, nose and chin.

  5. It is crucial not to rub the brush on the face to prevent it from displacing the makeup applied before the powder.

  6. Emphasise on certain areas depending on the desired outcome.

The application of face powder largely depends on understanding your skin type and the areas that need to be mattified. Moreover, it is crucial to apply it lightly during the application process. The idea is to let the skin "breathe", without it looking caked on.

Furthermore, it should be noted that face powder can also be used on the mouth and eyes. Simply apply it to the lips before moving on to lipstick. For makeup that lasts longer, you can dab a little face powder on the eyelids. When applied under the eyes, it helps to further set the treatment against dark circles.

How to apply Typology loose powder?

Comprised of 97% naturally derived ingredients, our translucent mattifying powder specifically targets oily and shiny skin. A true hybrid product between skincare and makeup, it contains zinc PCA and hyaluronic acid (INCI name: Sodium Hyaluronate).

How to use it?

As the final step in your morning routine, apply the loose powder using a puff or a brush over the entire face. Applying the loose powder after the tinted serum results in a more matte finish without texture.

How is compact powder used?

Compact powder can be used either over foundation to set it, or as a light base. Most compact powders come with a sponge or a puff which are well suited for applying it in small touches. Knowing how to apply compact powder with a sponge will not only allow you to use the provided tools, but also to create looks with different textures and coverages.

  1. It is recommended to dampen the sponge before loading the compact powder to avoid a too pasty appearance. This will result in a diaphanous coverage with a natural look, while setting your makeup. If this look is still too heavy for your taste, you can use a specific powder brush with a light hand for a natural and uniform result.

  2. Gently tap the puff or sponge on the back of your hand to remove any excess.

  3. Begin to gently apply the powder to the face, targeting the T-zone: forehead, nose and chin.

  4. It is crucial not to rub a powder puff or sponge on the face to prevent it from displacing the makeup applied before the powder.

  5. Emphasise on certain areas depending on the desired outcome.

One of the benefits of compact powder is that it allows for makeup touch-ups throughout the day without having to layer on a coat of powder. Before applying the compact powder with a brush or sponge, it is crucial to use blotting paper or a tissue to remove excess sebum from your face. Otherwise, the powder will not be applied evenly. Reapply your powder as you initially applied it, dabbing it onto oily areas and sweeping it across other areas for a light distribution.


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