It’s baaaaaaaaaack. Let us all welcome back War Paint Wednesday. Now, onto the goods.
I professed my love of NARS loose powder here. Sadly, it is no longer carried by Sephora. I can order it through NAR’s site but I decided to consider my options. Before, I share my powder results I felt it was necessary to discuss the difference between loose and pressed powder.
Loose powder: This face powder has a consistency similar to baby powder and comes in a container where you shake the powder onto your applicator. Therefore, it is not easily transported and it can be messy. Loose powder provides more coverage than pressed powder. It is ideal if you have oily skin. I have typical to dry skin, but I still prefer it. You use a brush or a puff to apply it from the container to your face. If you use a brush, I will need to be a true powder brush or a kabuki brush. Additionally, you may need to remove the screen inside the powder’s container to dip your brush into the powder. I prefer a puff, particularly a black puff so you can see any powder remaining.
Pressed powder: This face powder comes in a compact and is in a “cake.” It is portable and convenient to transport. However, the cake can crack and break. Pressed powder usually has a matte finish, but does not provide as much coverage. You use a brush or sponge to apply it from the cake to your face. Brushes provide a softer finish, yet most people use the provided sponge.
I use loose powder to “set” my face and a pressed powder (when I remember it which is not often) for touch ups. If you use the pressed powder for touch ups it is best to use blotting paper(s) before applying the powder. There are many brands of blotting papers. I use Body Shop’s Nature Mineral’s Blotting Tissues.
Next week, I’ll share my review of Sally Hansen’s Natural Beauty Truly Translucent Loose Powder.