Loose powder is a blessing in disguise for every woman who has an oily skin type. It sets your makeup in place and gives your forever slick face a matte look. However, if you are using loose powder and still relying on blotting sheets to control the oil on your face then…. wait, WHY?
Since you don’t already know (why else would you be reading this, otherwise) there’s a correct way to tackle oiliness. And we are going to show you how to nail the technique so you don’t find yourself reaching for those blotting sheets. EVER.
Choose a lighter shade
Just like compact powders, loose powders also come in different shades. When choosing one for your oily skin, pick a shade that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone. This is because when the powder comes in contact with the oils on your face it can oxidise and look dark. Therefore, the smart thing to do here is to choose a loose powder shade that’s lighter than your natural skin tone.
Use powder puff for a matte finish
Instead of relying on makeup brushes or sponges, use the powder puff that comes with the loose powders. If yours does not have one, go out and buy one. Gently dab the puff all over your face for a matte finish. Avoid rubbing the puff as it can smudge your makeup and you definitely don’t want that. Fold the puff in half to reach narrow areas of your face such as the eyes and corner of your nose.
Concentrate on the centre of your face
Start by applying the loose powder on the centre of your face, because the T-zone tends to get oilier than the rest of your face. Then, buff it outwards, towards your cheeks and corner of your face. Pressed powder generally settles into fine lines but loose powder has a very fine texture, therefore, even if you go a little overboard it won’t make a huge difference.