Lucky magazine’s “Beauty Spy” section reveals the secret for getting the most natural finish when applying powders.
Translucent powders now go far beyond simply blotting out shine and setting makeup: These new versions do everything from moisturize to brighten–some even protect you from the sun.
“Powder is one of those steps that people tend to skip, but everyone looks better with a little of it.” says New York makeup artist Wei Lang. Her best tip? “The bigger the brush, the more natural the finish.”
Here are the products they recommend:
Prisme Libre – Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation
Four shimmers swirl together for a flattering lit-from-within sort of glow.
Brush2Go! Mineral Foundation SPF20
It looks like a loose powder but has enough pigment to work as a foundation; it can even be used as a concealer.
Mineral Wear – Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder
Packed with minerals and vitamins A and E, and designed not to irritate sensitive or breakout-prone skin.
Eau Thermale Avene
Couvrance Mosaic Powder
Like your skin–but ever so subtly perfected. Now with SPF12.
Aqua Elements – Base Elements Kit
Sci-fi-sh technology infuses this with water, so it’s extremely hydrating.