What is Finishing Powder and How to Use It?

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I am back with another post! Today, we would be talking about what is finishing powder and how to use it. If you are a makeup addict, you would have surely used a finishing powder. For those who aren’t makeup freaks, you would have at least heard about this beauty essential because it plays a primary function in setting the makeup on the face. The finishing powder is used by most of the makeup artists as it helps to achieve a radiant finish and look. So, if you are wondering what is finishing powder, here we’ll explain you in detail. Also, we would discuss how to use it.

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What is finishing powder?

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A finishing powder is used on the face after using the setting powder and is one among the different types of powder. It helps to cover the fine lines on the face and also give you a perfect look. A finishing powder is a miracle powder which allows your makeup to set for a longer period of time. It banishes the puffiness on the skin and also keeps your skin looking fresh and beautiful.

When compared to compact powder, finishing powder is much softer, lighter and silkier. It helps to battle the pesky shine on the skin, thus, giving you a perfect radiant looking skin. You should be choosing finishing powder closer to your skin shade. From sunlight to bronze, there are different shades of finishing powders that can be used on regular basis.

How to use it?

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As we said earlier, finishing powder is the finishing step towards completing the makeup. It conceals your makeup completely and also leaves you with a glowing skin. You should generally apply finishing powder after you have applied foundation, concealer or BB cream.

Use a powder brush to apply finishing powder, so that it blends well with the skin and gives you a sheer look. Once you have applied the finishing powder, you should apply eye makeup, bronzer, highlighter, etc. In order to keep your skin glowing throughout the day, touch up with the powder after some time.

Finishing powder is extremely good for people with pores on the skin as it helps to reduce its appearance and also cover the blemishes on the skin. It blends carefully with the skin, thus, leaving you with seamless beauty. It is also great for people with oily skin as it cuts off the excess oil on the face, thus, giving you a matte finish.

A finishing powder literally works well for all skin tones and skin types; all you need to do is choose the appropriate one accordingly. It is long-lasting and also doesn’t leave you with an ashy and cakey look. It gives an ultra coverage on the skin which lasts for a long period of time. So, you don’t need to worry even if you have overdone the finishing powder.

How to apply finishing powder?

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• Take a wide and soft brush so that it helps to apply the powder smoothly on the face. Make sure the brush should have dense fibers so that it blends the makeup easily on to the skin.
• Sprinkle a small amount of powder onto the lid.
• Lightly dip the brush into the powder and evenly distribute it on the face.
• Swirl and also dust it evenly on the skin. Make sure to blend the powder throughout.

Some of the best finishing powders in the market are:


NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
NYX HD Finishing Powder in Banana
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Silk Pressed Finishing Powder
Kardashian Beauty Kurve Flawless Finishing Powder
Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Finishing Powder
Gucci Luxe Finishing Powder
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin’ Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder

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