Translucent powders are an essential product to have in your makeup vanity because of the many benefits they provide. They get rid of a shiny forehead and form a barrier against pollution and external factors. They also set in your makeup and give it a matte finish. But apart from the apparent benefits, loose powders can also come in handy when you’re looking for a quick fix and need a ‘jugaad’.

Here are 4 genius hacks you can pull with translucent powders!

 

Mattify your lipstick

Mattify your lipstick

Loose translucent powder can instantly mattify your lips without drying it out. Wear your usual pigment and follow it up by placing a thin layer of tissue on your lips. Lightly dust some powder over the tissue and wait for a couple of seconds. Take it off carefully to reveal a stunning matte finish that lasts long. You can also use the same trick on matte lipsticks to make it last all day.

 

Conceal blemishes

Conceal blemishes

Translucent powders are popularly used for setting makeup at the end of the makeup routine. But if you have some blemishes that are still showing through, you can go over them with some powder on a cotton swab for a little extra coverage.

 

Add volume to your lashes

Add volume to your lashes

IMO, any hack that can save you from reaching for those fake lashes is a godsend! This is where translucent powders come in. After you put on your mascara, sprinkle some loose powder on your lashes (while still wet) and re-apply another coat of mascara over it. This will give you a lightweight build-up on your lashes and won’t feel too dense or heavy.

 

Make your pencil liner last

Make your pencil liner last

Put your translucent powder to use to prevent your pencil liner from smudging. Before you apply your liner, dust loose powder on your lids as a base. Proceed to draw on your liner and follow up with another layer of powder to avoid smudging the liner into the crease that forms when you open your eyes.