7/11/13

10 uses for the magic that is translucent powder

I have recently become addicted to translucent powder, because I have discovered more uses for it than I would have ever imagined. You people take these to heart, and translucent powder will change your days. 

For starters, I just purchased a cheap cover girl one. In some areas, I do believe you get what you pay for (face moisturizing being one), but powder, all it is..its powder goodness gracious- powder - {fairy dust}- How many times can I say powder before stepping off my soapbox? 

My favorite uses have been the following:

1. Skin oil absorption. Ever heard of powder your nose? A swipe of this stuff with a brush over the nose and cheeks, and all the oil disappears. In the Summer months, it is crucial to maintain a glowing look sans the shininess. 

2. Hair oil absorption. I do love me some dry shampoo, but as a quick de-greaser, translucent powder does the trick. A little bit on the roots, brush it out and grease no more. 

3. Armpit whitening. I can shave for 48 hours and still have dark spots under my armpits. Solution: a swipe of translucent powder over deodorant. 

4. Eyelash thickener. After my first layer of mascara, I roll the mascara brush over translucent powder and it thickens the look of my lashes by at least 50%. 

5. Setting powder. When all make up is set and done, and I'm ready to walk out of the door, I throw on a little powder for a matte, clean look that works as the face's shellac. 

6. For the "barely there makeup" look. I don't use make-up for a good portion of the Summer, since I spend it outside. But to lighten up my face a little, I use it as a form of very light foundation. It evens out my skin without the thickness. I use it for the gym and water. 

7. Under eyes. It can double as a concealer and illuminator, because you should get it in a shade a wee bit lighter than your foundation, so it does the trick of lightening and opening your under eyes, giving off a doe eye look. 

8. Lips. To set lipstick that will stay on the whole day, I put translucent powder over it. It makes the color matte, and it keeps it from running throughout the day. 

9. Touching up and refreshing. After I stared using it, it's the only thing I carry in my purse make-up wise. When I'm out and about, I just refresh with powder, and my make up looks as fresh as it did when first done. I make sure I don't go over my blush with it though, as it will disguise it. I go around it to frame my face, and focus on the nose. 

10. To not look cakey. Compact powder can often thicken up on your face, especially after foundation. I have boycotted it for that reason. And because for four dollars, I can have translucent powder, which as you can see, is a game changer. 

11 comments:

  1. These tips are amazing! Who would have thought about using powder on your armpits...genius!

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  2. these are lovely tips! i've always appreciated translucent powder in my arsenal!

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  3. Awesome tips! I also use this on my hair, but I never thought about a lot of the other ways to use it. Thanks!

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  4. I love translucent powder too! Before I got into make up it used to be all I wore, over my SPF and a bit of concealer. I'm rediscovering my love for it now too :)

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  5. How have I never owned translucent powder... I did not know there were so many magical uses for it!

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  6. Saving on chiro bills? please tell me what this means...lol

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  7. This makes me want to go roll around in translucent powder... !

    Farrell

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  8. OH MY GOSH! These are GREAT tip!!!

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  9. hmmm im very intrigued by #3 and will have to try it!! xo

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  10. Great tips - I may have to give translucent powder a try! :) I'll be sharing these tips with my Design Your Dwelling Facebook followers for sure!

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  11. I've always wanted to try this stuff! I'm not real big on make up either but I like the idea of just having something to make my skin look nice and fresh and polished.

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