Monday, December 12, 2011
Shiny Face Or Matte Face: Are You A Powder Puff Gal?
"Excuse me. I have to go powder my nose."
We've all heard that line before, and maybe you REALLY do powder your nose.
What's the point?
Many makeup artists will set the face with powder as the final step in a beauty routine. The powder helps makeup last longer and takes away shine, and gives a polished, matte finish.
We do the powder, too. We believe it helps the skin look flawless, or as near perfect as one's complexion can be. And we also have uber oily skin, so this is a MUST in our beauty bag.
But there is a powder difference. We aren't wild about the compact powder. We think that application can be a bit telling. In other words, it builds up on your face and the texture of your makeup can look cake-y or heavy.
What you want to buy is loose face powder---one that is colorless and sheer. And we have the favorite of many makeup pros:
Coty Airspun Face Powder in Translucent ($7.19, at local drugstores).
What's so wonderful about Coty's powder?
Celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle sums it all up:
"It goes on incredibly evenly and easily; it's always been one of the best-textured translucent powders on the market," Kristofer Buckle.
Kristopher has powdered the faces of many A-listers-----Mariah. Madonna. Blake Lively. Mary J. Blige, and so on.
Coty Airspun Face Powder in Translucent is a cheap and very effective beauty product.
Don't be left in the dust. Powder is a gal's best friend.