Beauty Beat
May 26, 2006
Benefits of powder

Today’s powders will not dry your skin. Many black women feel that powder causes a grey or ashy look. This is not true. Most powders have some type of moisturizing agent, and the amount depends on the brand. {{more}}

When properly applied, powders will impart a natural, translucent sheen to the face. It is best that women with black skin use only translucent powders when applying foundation. You don’t need to use a lot of powder to set your foundation.

A “caking” effect is not attractive, and it emphasizes any lines you have under your eyes, around the nose and mouth, and even the cleft of the chin.

Think of putting a shear vest over your face; that is the amount of powder to apply. The ideal is to use powder to set the foundation and to allow the skin and colour foundation to glow.

Powder Sets make-up foundation does away with the shine, makes blushers glide on more easily and sets better.

By Auldine A.K. Browne
Cosmetologist, Make-up Artist & Tutor Barnet Fair Hair Fashion
456-4496 or 530-2334