If you have oily skin or you simply live in a humid region, there is always the fear of your makeup melting soon after you’ve stepped out of your home. Agree? Well, this is why not having a setting powder in your vanity is a major beauty sin.

But if you feel like your face ends up looking really cakey and unnatural post setting powder application, then you are doing something wrong. But don’t be disheartened because your friends at BB are here to help. Read on as we walk you through the right way to apply a setting powder for an absolute skin-like and flawless finish!

 

Where should you apply setting powder?

Where should you apply setting powder?

This is one thing that confuses most people, and therefore they end up applying their setting powder all over their face. But this is a huge beauty blunder that ends up making your makeup look cakey. In order to decide where you want to apply the setting powder, notice the areas of your face that tend to get super oily and sweaty (like your T-zone) and apply the powder only on those areas.

 

Apply with a huge fluffy brush

Apply with a huge fluffy brush

The cushion pad that comes with most setting powders is a total waste as they pick up a lot more product than you need, and therefore must be discarded right away. Now, reach for a large fluffy brush, swirl it in the pan, dust off the excess, and lightly go over with it on areas of your face that tend to get oily — forehead, cheeks, chin, etc.. This will ensure a much more controlled application.

 

How much to apply?

How much to apply?

When it comes to base makeup, it is always better to start with a very tiny amount and build it up if needed. This stands true for your setting powder as well. On applying the powder, you will mostly notice that your makeup takes on a matte finish — a thin layer over your foundation and concealer is good enough to set your makeup. A good rule of thumb to follow when applying powder is to ensure that there is no fall out while applying. If you notice this, you have probably applied enough and should stop.