Loose or pressed powder? Which one should you be using?
Powders help to set your foundation and concealer and can be applied with a brush, puff or a combination of the two. They help absorb any oils on your skin, reducing shine and creating a matte effect. Powder applied with a brush will give you an even application from a light dusting to a more full coverage. A puff is great to use when you want to set concealer on blemishes and problem areas or for use on oily complexions that require a little more powder to combat the shine. But what is the difference between loose and pressed?
Loose powder generally comes in a fairly large tub and provides more coverage. It is lightweight and will give a more natural look. It can be applied with a brush for an even application or with a puff for a more matte appearance. Simply brush any excess off with a brush after using the puff.
Pressed powders (also known as compact powder) come in smaller, more portable, compact packaging and usually give a little less coverage. Pressed powders are best kept in a handbag and used for emergency touch-ups during the day.