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Mastering Mineral Makeup
Wed, 23 February 2011 11:13AM
If you use a mineral foundation powder, should you use a liquid foundation first?
When it comes to deciding what type of foundation to wear, the answer depends entirely on the type of finish and coverage you crave. As a general rule, mineral foundation powders don’t need a liquid foundation layered underneath. After all, mineral foundations are loved for their sheer coverage, so why spoil it? However, if you are craving a little extra coverage, it’s probably worth investing in a liquid foundation (mineral or non-mineral) to keep on call for those days and nights when you want to turn your base up a notch.
Abby Lee Kershaw and her picture perfect base
The beauty of mineral foundation powders is that they are brilliantly buildable, so here are a few easy-as pointers to make mastering your base that much easeir.
1. Always allow your moisturiser and SPF a couple of minutes to sink in before applying your mineral foundation powder.
2. The trick to mastering a barely-there-looking finish is to buff the makeup into the skin. Mineral powders usually take longer to blend so it pays to take an extra few minutes to work the product into the skin. Tip: A little powder goes a long way. If the makeup looks patchy, you probably have too much powder on the brush, so always tap the brush first to remove excess powder. Try Estee Lauder Powder Foundation Brush 3, $90.
3. Just like a standard foundation, the easiest way to set your mineral makeup and keep shine at bay is with a finishing powder. If you’re keen to stick with all-mineral makeup, try Nude By Nature Mineral Finishing Veil, $39.95.
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Have you ever tried a finishing powder?
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Words: Eliza Ashe and Zoe Darling. Pic: Getty.
Posted by: Eliza Ashe