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Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Benefits Of A Powder Foundation

The word "addicted" does not even begin to translate my love for powder foundations,  I have gone above the classified terms of addicted when it comes to powder foundations. Being quite the makeup lover, I always love having a good old chat about our must haves and I always end up recommending at least two powder foundations although I am pretty much met with either look of disgusts or total confusion. So many people fail to see the benefits powder foundation have to offer, or even the difference between a powder foundation and a setting powder, and today I'm going to try and rectify that!

A setting powder is a powder designed to use over either foundation or concealer in order to keep it in place during the day and can also be used in order to combat oiliness. Traditionally these are either translucent or very sheer coverage, however more recently there is availability for medium coverage concealer. Where as a powder foundation is a traditional foundation in powder formation, and is widely available in different colours to match different skin tones. They offer coverage ranging from low to high coverage and come in loose or pressed formation. Typically, you wouldn't use them together but I am aware that some people choose to. For me, powder foundations offer the versatility that liquid foundations don't even begin to offer. If applied using a damp brush they can offer a far more dewy and luminous complexion,if applied with a kabuki they offer high coverage in one layer, and if applied using a powder brush they offer a sheer to medium matte complexion; all of which can be created without having to purchase more than one foundation. Whilst they give you the coverage one can only long for, they also set the remainder of your makeup. Powder foundations offer a range in coverage, that is easily buildable but unlike liquid foundations you can apply upwards of one layer without it becoming heavy and cake-y. They are far less time consuming, and are much easier to carry around with you for touchups - and most powder foundations come with a handy mirror in the compact. If you have oily skin, powder foundations are a dream as they absorb oil, whilst if you have dry skin you'll also love powder foundations as they don't sink into dry patches. They're also far easier to blend into your skin seamlessly (and easier to color match) and easy to remove. Powder foundations also have better ingredients that are less irritant to your skin, and less likely to cause spots. Some even contain ingredients designed to improve the appearance of your skin! However, my favourite benefit of powder foundation is how they don't clog your pores nor do they enlarge or draw attention to pores. Powder foundations for me, are non exchangeable go-to products, my absolute favourites being the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush foundation (which I recently reviewed - which you can read here) and the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder Foundation! I really hope I have converted more of you to using powder foundation!


  1. Replies
    1. Aw, thank you so much thats so kind! x

  2. You really are making me want to try powder foundations Daisy! Loving the new blog design by the way, really smart!

    Becca x


    1. Thank you so much, I love it so much too! Powder foundations are a must have! Really reccomend the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder Foundation and the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation! Loving your blog too! xx