Powder- The invisible hero of makeup. It stabilizes makeup, reduces greasy marks and excessive sheen, gives an even tone, gives shine and comfort to the skin. And all this while remaining invisible.
Its story begins many centuries ago: From Ancient Rome where they used a mixture of lime and vinegar to Ancient China and Japan where the powder was a kind of ground rice. Later, in medieval Europe, white skin was a sample of aristocratic origin.
Thus, many women put on their faces a composition of white lead and male. The composition was lethal to many, who were literally the first fashion victims in history.
In the 19th to early 20th century only women of dubious morality, such as dancers, actors, and prostitutes, used it. Later, well-to-do women used powdered paper to remove unnecessary sebum and gloss, until makeup and alabaster skin became fashionable by the silent movie stars.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the powder was transformed into luxurious makeup accessories and legendary jewelers such as Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier designed their pockets. Since then, powder has been established as one of the most basic makeup products and is almost missing from any female hairdresser.
The powder is categorized according to its texture and role. There is compact powder and loose powder. The solid gives a matte finish, make-up, and durability. The loose is more transparent and lighter. Finally, depending on its role is divided into Setting Powder and Finishing Powder.
The favorite makeup product for those with oily or mixed skin. The setting powder gives a stabilizing and matte finish to the concealer and the max. It is usually applied topically to the T-zone of the face (forehead – nose – toe), ie where there is more oiliness.
Tip: With a damp sponge, place the powder tampon the spots with excessive sheen. Caution: Avoid placing it in dry areas or on wrinkles as it will make them look more intense.
Or the finishing powder. It works as a refinement filter in a complete makeup lacquer giving a fresh, natural effect. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, pores, and imperfections and gives a total glow to the face. They are usually transparent and in powder form.
Tip: Apply it with a large brush across the face.
Another type of powder is the summer must-have, no-makeup brush to give a sun-kissed look to the skin as well as a sun-proof SPF sunscreen. You can wear a bronzer even in winter.
Setting powder – What is their difference
To stabilize makeup there is another product that should not be confused with powder. Apart from the noticeable difference, which is their texture (the powder is solid while the setting spray is wet), the powder is applied after the make-up and the concealer to provide a long-lasting, while the setting spray is a light spray which through Moisture incorporates the unnecessary amount of powder into the skin and gives a more natural effect.
- The powder must match the skin tone so that the result does not look unnatural.
- Use a brush like blush to apply the setting powder to completely control the particular points you place on it.
- Apply a small amount to the T-zone of the face so that it does not appear and the result looks completely natural.
To cover imperfections
- After applying the makeup and powder, apply a concealer to the imperfections with a small brush.
- With the tip of the finger, press the console to blend, that is, the color of the console to be integrated into the overall skin tone.
- Finish with another powder application.
- Repeat the above procedure until the defect is camouflaged.
Powder- The invisible hero of makeup