Powder foundations are ideal for mornings when you’ve snoozed the alarm one too many times and have no time to prep for your video meetings that require cameras on. They can get you from looking like you just rolled out of bed to work-ready in a minute.
The best part? They blur out pores and leave your skin looking naturally matte so you don’t look like you have light beaming from your forehead during meetings. They are also great for when you need a quick touch-up in between.
If you have oily, textured or combination skin, powder foundations are a godsend for you. But if you have dry skin and are afraid it might go on patchy, apply a thicker moisturiser (and allow it to set) before applying powder foundation, or spray a light coat of hydrating setting mist.
Use a brush to stipple, buff or sweep on the foundation to get desired coverage. If you want more coverage, use the accompanying (or any) makeup sponge to stamp on the product.
But take note: When it comes to applying powder foundation, less is definitely more. Too much can look heavy and chalky, so start with a little and build it up.
You can also prevent cakey makeup with these four simple steps:
1. Use a hydrating primer as base.
2. Conceal troubled areas with liquid or cream formula.
3. Buff in the powder foundation.
4. Seal everything in with a setting spray.
Here are our recommendations for powder foundations.