You carry it around in your handbag all the time, but we bet you’ve been underestimating this little product all along. Other than mattifying your skin and setting your makeup in place, compact powder can also be used as a makeup quick-fix. This easy-to-use and light-on-the-wallet product can come to your rescue in the most genius ways. Want to learn how? Here goes...

Works as a foundation
 

Works as a foundation

Have you ever run out of foundation? Keep this trick handy for the next time. Simply spray some water on your makeup sponge to make it damp. Now use it to apply the compact on your face. This will pick more product and give better coverage. You can also use this trick on days when you want to keep your makeup minimal.

Create matte lips
 

Create matte lips

Creamy lipsticks and lip gloss may be good, but our love for matte lipsticks will stay forever. The easiest and quickest way to convert any creamy lipstick into a matte one is by dabbing some compact powder over your lipstick. The absorbing qualities of compact powder will quickly soak up excess shine and give you killer matte lips instantly.

As an eyeshadow base
 

As an eyeshadow base

If your eye makeup never seems to stay in place, one thing is for sure - you have oily lids. But don’t let that hamper your eye makeup game! Before you start applying your makeup products simply apply a generous amount of compact powder on your eyelids and blend it out to get a long-lasting matte eye makeup look.

Fuller lashes
 

Fuller lashes

Fuller lashes can take any makeup look from basic to stylish instantly. However, instead of loading mascara and weighing your lashes down or going OTT with fake lashes, here’s a trick that will help. Pick some compact with an eye shadow brush and apply it on your eyelashes. Follow this up with two coats of mascara; that’s it! Get fuller and dramatic lashes in a jiffy.

SPF protection
 

SPF protection

We know your makeup needs a touch up, and we also know you should reapply SPF to stay protected. So why not combine the two steps in one? Look for a compact powder that also offers SPF protection such as the Lakme Sun Expert Ultra Matte SPF 40 Pa+++ Compact. It gives you sun protection and matte, even-looking skin instantly.