Rules For Buying And Using Powder On Ethnic Skin

Powder is one of the most important parts of a woman’s makeup look. After applying your foundation, blush and everything else, you need to seal it all with powder.

Finding the right colour powder for ethnic skin can be a challenge. It may take you a while to find the right colour from the right brand. In order to find the right colour, a bit of experimenting is necessary.

Below are a few tips to keep in mind when buying your powder, and to help you find your perfect powder faster:

  • Experiment with what you have – A bit of mixing and matching of one powder that’s too light with one that’s too dark could help you find the perfect combination.
  • Do not use your hand to test a powder – Most ethnic women’s face tone is different to the rest of their body’s. Usually your hands are lighter than your face’s skin, which means you are likely to choose the wrong powder colour. 
  • DO NOT use powder foundation as your face powder – They are usually too heavy, which can give you a caked–on look.
  • Test in a well-lit store – This is a makeup 101 tip, but it is very important when it comes to powder. It should look natural and so, if you can notice a colour difference, it is the wrong colour for you. If it’s too light, go a shade up, if it’s too dark, go a shade down and test that. 
  • Blend in the powder well – Look out for lines on your hairline and jaw line to make sure it has been blended in properly. This should not be a rushed job as you need to make sure the look is completely flawless.
  • Use a magnifying mirror – This will give you a close-up look of how you are doing while applying the powder. Also, a well-lit room will help to ensure a natural looking flawless finish.

With the right face powder, you can enjoy the confidence that great makeup can give you. In addition, you can help fight shine that some foundations, especially crème foundations, can give.

Article by: Sharon Kariwo

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