Face powder


Face powder

Face powder is a cosmetic powder applied to the face to set foundation after application. It can also be reapplied throughout the day to minimize shininess caused by oily skin. There is translucent sheer powder, and there is pigmented powder. Certain types of pigmented facial powders are meant be worn alone with no base foundation. Powder tones the face and gives an even appearance. Besides toning the face, some SPF based powders can also reduce skin damage from the sun and environmental stress.It comes packaged either as a compact or as loose powder. It can be applied with a sponge, brush, or powder puff. Uniform distribution over the face is achieved easier when a loose powder is applied. Because of the wide variation among human skin tones, there is a corresponding variety of colors of face powder. There are also several types of powder. A common powder used in beauty products is talc. Brands like Bare Minerals contain natural mineral ingredients. They promote their product as being safe and calming for rosacea, as well as improving wrinkles and skin that has been over exposed to sun and has hyper pigmentation. [ [http://www.bareminerals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareMinerals-Site/default/Link-Page?cid=WHAT_ARE_BAREMINERALS bareMinerals - What is bareMinerals ] ] Powdering is a very popular cosmetic technique and is used by many people.

Facial powder is very similar to body or baby powder, in that it is absorbent and provides toning to the skin.

ee also

* Foundation (cosmetics)
* Blushing

References


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Look at other dictionaries:

  • face powder — face powders N MASS Face powder is a very fine soft powder that you can put on your face in order to make it look smoother. Syn: powder …   English dictionary

  • face powder — face .powder n [U] powder that you put on your face in order to make it look less shiny …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • face powder — n. a cosmetic powder, as of talcum, applied to the face …   English World dictionary

  • face powder — face ,powder noun count or uncount powder that women put on their faces as part of their MAKEUP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • face powder — noun cosmetic powder for the face (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑powder, ↑makeup, ↑make up, ↑war paint * * * ˈface powder f20 [face powder face powders] …   Useful english dictionary

  • face powder — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms face powder : singular face powder plural face powders powder that women put on their faces as part of their make up …   English dictionary

  • face powder — face′ pow der n. clo a cosmetic powder used to give a matte finish to the face • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • face powder — a cosmetic powder used to give a mat finish to the face. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • face powder — light cosmetic powder for the face …   English contemporary dictionary

  • face powder — noun (U) powder that you put on your face in order to make it look smoother and give it more colour …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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