When it comes to makeup powders, there is definitely some confusion in the difference between a setting powder and a finishing powder.
So what is the difference?
Setting powders are available in both pressed and loose formulas either in translucent or tinted options.
Setting powders are used to set liquid and cream makeup products into place eg, liquid/cream foundations, concealers and cream blushes. They also mattify the complexion reducing shine and helps to keep makeup from running and becoming blotchy throughout the course of the day.
Setting powders also provide a smoother surface on which to apply powder blushes, powder bronzers and powder contour products.
Finishing powders are also available in pressed and loose formulas in colourless or tinted options. They are much finer and silkier in texture and are designed to be used after a setting powder.
The purpose of a finishing powder is to soften your look by blurring the appearance of imperfections such as fine lines and pores which results in the skin looking smoother and having a more even finish.
Although these types of powders are fantastic at finishing off your look, they really are not for basic everyday use, but rather for film or photography.
The most important thing to remember about a finishing powder is that it will not set makeup, so if you try to use it to set foundation, your foundation will not stay in place and it will give your face grayish white cast both in person and on camera.
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