Loose powder can do much more than set your makeup. There’s actually a lot of amazing things you can do with this cheap little product. It’s versatile and can help you in many different ways. Here are 7 of them.
1. Give Your Mascara Superpower
Do you love the look of long, thick eyelashes? Here’s a secret with loose powder that you can use to get that look. Powder both sides of your eyelashes with either your powder brush or a powder poof. Apply mascara to your lashes then give them a minute to dry. Coat them with powder a second time and follow up with a second coat of mascara. You’ll be amazed at the look you can achieve by adding powder to your mascara routine.
2. Make Lipstick Stay Put
Have you ever struggled with keeping your lipstick in place? It’s really frustrating, isn’t it? You can stop your lipstick from fading away as the hours go by. Give your lips a coating of powder before applying your lipstick. This gives the lipstick something more to hold onto than your bare lips.
3. Deal with Dirty Hair
No one likes the look of dirty hair. But what can you do if you don’t have time to wash and you’re out of your favorite dry shampoo? Use loose powder in place of dry shampoo. After all, most dry shampoos have somewhat of a powder base. Loose powder will absorb the oil in your hair and give you a fresh start in styling it.
4. Clean up Eyeshadow Fallout
Eyeshadow fallout can be an aggravation. Your complexion looks flawless thanks to your careful makeup application then you apply your eyeshadow and little particles of it rain down on your cheeks. For me, this seems to be an everyday battle no matter what brand I use or how much I tap the excess off of my eyeshadow brush. Loose powder is a lifesaver in this instance. A few sweeps of it can clean up any eyeshadow fallout left behind.
5. Prevent Chafing
This’s something not often talked about but a regular occurrence for many women. You sweat under your breasts, in the bend of your elbows or the bend of your knees. It may be an all the time issue for you or one you only experience when you work out. You can add a little bit of loose powder to those areas to absorb the sweat and prevent chafing. This tip can make a big difference.
6. Replace Your Foundation
Some days you’re just not feeling full makeup. You want to go bare minimum but still have a bit of coverage. Loose powder is the ticket here. It allows you to quickly swipe on a bit of coverage. This can be the perfect makeup choice on a day you’re spending by the pool or running some quick errands.
7. Deal with Acne
Loose powder is helpful in dealing with acne because it soaks up the excess oil that acne can cause. Add a bit of extra powder near any blemish you may have. Acne can quickly show through foundation and concealer because of the oil it produces. Loose powder stops that from occurring. You can use this tip on the body acne you have, also.
These’re 7 amazing things you can do with loose powder. What’s your favorite loose powder trick? I’d love to hear from you.