Hello Cruelty Free Beauties,
Below you will find the basics regarding POWDER FOUNDATIONS!
Best for: oily, combination or acneic skin. Generally mature and ultra dry skin should steer away from powders because it falls into the fine lines and wrinkles.
Powder foundations generally are mineral based and contain talc or mica as their main ingredient. A lot of powders will have oil free or oil absorbing properties which makes it ideal for those with oily skin. Powder also provides all coverages depending on the application.
Generally they provides the full spectrum of coverage: Sheer, Light, Medium or Full coverage.
They also provide two finishes: Luminescent and Matte.
Of all the foundations, powder is probably the easiest and quickest to apply. No need to pump or wait for it to dry like a liquid or cream.
However because it is neither a water or oil base it is harder to blend with liquid or cream products. When using powder use only other powder products. Generally you do not want to mix cream and powder or liquid and powder. However it can be done but it is an advance technique and without good practice will lead to a very cakey look or blotchiness. How to use creams and powders will be discussed in a future post.
Because powder is already in a dry form there is not need for setting powder, it's already set. They are also the easiest to reapply or touch-up throughout the day. However, if you want to use a setting/finishing/translucent powder at the end use a very light application, otherwise you risk the makeup looking heavy.