The warmth of spring is here, and summer is on its way – time to keep finishing powder handy. We love the shining sun, but a shiny face, not so much. Finishing dust is the answer! A light dusting with this weightless miracle will help to set your makeup, keep it in place, give the look of a smooth complexion, and banish that pesky shine so you always look fresh as a blooming daisy.
Finishing dust is a loose powder that is much finer, lighter, and silkier than pressed powder. A compact is handy, but pressed powder can make your skin look cakey unless you’re very careful. Loose powder has a finer texture and gives a smoother finish to your look. Almost all professional makeup artists prefer loose powder to create the perfect finish.
How to Apply Finishing Dust
To make sure the heat doesn’t mess with your look, here’s how to achieve a flawless finish:
Choose a shade to match your complexion
Finishing dust is very sheer so it won’t interfere with your completed makeup. Still, you want a shade that’s close to your true skin tone. Everyday Minerals has four shades, from Sunlight to Bronzed, matching all complexions. More about the shades you can read in our blog post Choosing Your Finishing Dust.
Use after all your other makeup
When your face is fixed up all lovely, just the way you like it, a feather-light application of finishing dust will keep it that way, as well as softening the appearance of your skin and blocking out shine.
Apply with a light hand
- Choose a wide, soft brush, such as the Everyday Minerals Blender Face Brush, Angled Kabuki Brush, or Long Handled Kabuki Brush. Dense, plush fibers and a broad shape are perfect for distributing
- Sprinkle a small amount of powder into the lid.
- Lightly dip brush to pick up the powder, then swirl the brush around in the lid to evenly distribute the finishing dust throughout the brush.
- With light sweeping and circular motions, brush the dust evenly from the center of your face outward to cover entire face and neck.
Admire your look
Velvety smooth, shine free, and cool as a cucumber, all day!
Everyone wants a glow, but nobody wants an oily shine. Finishing dust does just what you want, banishing oil and giving your complexion a soft-focus, perfect finish with no added weight. Add it to your makeup routine and you’ll be sitting pretty, all year long.