Tried and tested: The best loose powders for a soft, luminous complexion

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Fact: The K-beauty dewy glow does not work in SG – especially not with our weather. Your skin already has natural oils, so you don’t need to add “dew” with makeup. Makeup artist Rina Sim says this will only lead to all that foundation, sweat and oil sliding nastily around your face, which makes you look greasier than you actually are.

What you should do instead, is turn your attention to loose powder. A good loose powder doesn’t mattify your skin entirely – a completely matte face is ageing. Stellar powders give your skin a soft matte finish; your complexion still has a subtle, healthy glow. It has just that little bit of sheen that looks natural and real, even when combined with your skin’s natural oils.

Ahead, our top loose powder picks:

For a subtle shimmer:

To bring out radiance:

This story first appeared in the January issue of Her World magazine.