Powder foundation goes back a long, long way. Here’s a little fun fact: Queen Elizabeth I was famous for wearing it to make her complexion lighter! But back then, foundation was dangerously made from lead... we’re thrilled to say that powder foundation has come a long way since then, and is now much healthier for your skin!
As a beauty staple, powder foundation is an essential product to have in your makeup kit. It can help eliminate shine, seal in your makeup to last the day, and it’s great for on-the-go touch-ups. The right formula can create a natural-looking finish with the perfect glow.
Here’s how you can make the most of powder foundation in your beauty routine.
Is powder foundation right for your skin?
No matter your skin type, powder foundation is so versatile that it’s always worth having it in your kit. You can use it to blot oily skin and eliminate shine, it sits nicely on top of all skin types, and powder foundation for mature skin can create a subtle, natural result.
When it comes to mineral powder foundations, it doesn’t get better than DB’s Skin Renew Ceramide Pressed Powder. Designed to minimise shine and create a soft finish that doesn't cake or flake, this lightweight formula is infused with Ceramides to help restore the skin barrier and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and improve elasticity. This versatile mineral powder foundation can be used alone or over foundation for a soft, silky smooth finish.
3 ways to use powder foundation
We are efficient beauty queens here, and we love to fill our beauty bags with makeup that can multitask. And that’s exactly what powder foundation does! Here are some of the ways we like to use it:
#1 As a foundation
Because it has buildable coverage, using powder as a foundation can give you flexibility with your coverage. It can create a smooth, natural look that’s barely there, or you can layer it up for a super gorgeous finish.
If you want to know how to use pressed powder foundation, you’re in luck! After applying a layer of our Blur Primer to create a smooth base, build up your foundation until you achieve the desired coverage. For fuller coverage, use a Kabuki Brush to buff pressed powder into the skin.
#2 As a setting powder
Powder foundation is perfect for setting your makeup to help it last all day (and night!). It helps provide an additional layer to protect your makeup, while its powder form helps set liquid products to stop them from slipping. Learning how to sweat-proof your makeup is a great hack to make sure you feel confident in your makeup all day long.
If you don’t have access to a Makeup Setting Spray, the best way to set makeup is to use powder on top of your liquid foundation, such as DB’s Skin Renew Ceramide Foundation. Knowing how to apply pressed powder over liquid foundation can help you keep your base fresh for all day and nightwear.
#3 To blot
Warm weather, a high-pressure meeting or general rushing around can all affect your makeup, making it look oilier than usual. Carrying powder foundation in your handbag is a lifesaver when it comes to touching up your makeup throughout the day!
Whenever you feel like your makeup needs a little pick-me-up, use your powder foundation to blot and mattify any shiny areas. It works as a great blotting powder! You never know when you might need a touch up during the day or on a night out, so make sure you pack our super portable Skin Renew Ceramide Concealer with you - it’s a must-have for on-the-go touch-ups.
Complete your makeup kit with powder foundation
While you’re adding the best powder foundation to your cart, why not explore our other amazing and affordable foundation products to complement your beauty looks? If you need a colour match, find your nearest stockist to help you choose the right DB foundation shade for you, or order online today!