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Choosing the Right Shade of Setting Powder

Posted by on 3/22/2017

Setting powder offers a fantastic finish to your makeup application. Many people skip this step, but using setting powder offers many benefits:

  • Gives your foundation a flawless finish
  • Makeup stays on longer without needing touchups
  • Prevents your makeup from rubbing off on clothing

If you're new to using setting powder, it's important to choose the right shade. If your shade is too light, it will give you a ghostly appearance, while a shade that is too dark can make your foundation look streaked.

For best results, your setting powder should match your foundation shade exactly. This can seem difficult, but can be simple by choosing foundation and setting powder that are designed to work together.

Choose your foundation and setting powder from the same manufacturer. By choosing the same company, you can choose a powder in the exact same shade as your foundation, with an assurance that the two will truly match.

For the very best look, however, it's important to ensure this foundation and setting powder match your skin tone, as well. It's best to work with a professional makeup consultant to ensure you're buying the right shade before you purchase either foundation or setting powder.

Ask your professional makeup consultant to help you choose a foundation that works well with your skin type, too. If your skin is oily, a heavy foundation may cause blackheads and breakouts, while using an oil free foundation on dry skin can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Regardless of your skin type, choose a foundation that is non-comedogenic, so that it doesn't clog pores.

Perfectly paired foundation and setting powder will give you the flawless look you want in makeup. You'll be amazed at how much better your makeup looks when you take the time to add this important final step to your routine.