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Hi there, Professionally generally I use transluscent loose powder. A fluffy brush that can be dipped into loose powder, tapped to remove the excess and then dusted over your face. It will give a light dusting and will also help to set your makeup.
Some makeup artists prefer to use a powder puff that has been saturated with powder. The puff is then rolled gently over the skin applying a soft layer. This will also set your makeup, but with a slightly heavier coating of powder giving your skin a more velvety texture. This is used mre for film and TV looks - not really so commonly for day looks.
Some women prefer the pressed powder that is conveniently packaged in a compact with a puff. This is often heavier than a loose powder and can unless applied sparingly make a person look over made-up. Dusting after application with a powder brush can help.
Concentrate on the t-zone when applying powder. Powder too close to the eye area can accentuate fine lines.
I have pressed powder.. So I should use the sponge thing provided, then brush off excess with the brush I bought? Sharklet, I don´t where any other make-up, does this make a difference? Only just working up the courage to wear powder, terrified of idea of foundation!
You sound slike what you mightbe trying to do is to get the powder to act as a foundation for you and cover everything which it won't.
Although I am a make-up artist i rarely wear make-up meself. If I ever wear anything iften its just somer powder to take of the sheen in summer. thats really all you can expect powder to achive. Maybe you could try a tinted moisturiser if you want more covereage, its still very subtle.
Your doing your skin a big favour by not wearing foundation though. You'll look beautiful for much longer IMHO