Why Choose Powder Foundation?
While powder foundations are offered in a number of forms, all types of powders provide some similar benefits. Powder foundations are very easy to blend and leave behind a translucent finish. The foundation allows the skin to still be viewed underneath, making results from powder foundations very natural.
Most experts recommend powder foundations for women with normal, oily or combination skin. This is because powdered foundations provide oil-absorbing benefits that help to fight shine and mattify the complexion.
With the majority of powder foundations, you won't need to use a separate tinted or translucent facial powder over top; however, some women still like to dust on setting powder to extend the life of their cosmetics
Pressed vs Loose Powders
Powdered foundation comes in two main forms: pressed and loose.
Pressed powders are packaged in a compact, making them very easy to use.
Loose powders are sold in a jar. While they are messier than pressed powders, they give you the freedom to better control how much foundation you apply to various areas of your complexion.
Both types of powdered foundation are usually applied with a brush. Some products include an applicator, while others will require you to buy a brush
Mineral Powder Options
Mineral powder foundations are a special type of foundation. Instead of synthetic pigments, mineral foundations get their color from ground natural minerals. Some women feel that mineral foundations leave their skin looking more luminous and youthful. Others find that they are extra gentle to their complexions.
You can find mineral foundations in both pressed and loose powder forms, and there are brands that offer liquid and cream mineral foundations as well.
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