Why You Really Do Need a Green (or Yellow, or Pink) Face Powder
Many of the new face powders look weird and unwearable, but you'll be amazed at what they do for your skin
But it wasn’t the dewy, makeup-free skin of seasons past. Instead, it was perfectly highlighted and contoured skin. The key ingredient? Face powder. And -- no shocker here -- dozens of new face powders are now hitting the market.
Now, when I think of face powder, I'm reminded of the chalky, cakey powders I wore in high school. The color never quite matched my fair complexion, but I spackled it on anyway -- an attempt to get rid of shine and hide my freckles. But those are not the same face powders makeup artists used backstage at Fashion Week.
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The new generation of face powders is completely different. Most notably, the colors are sometimes … well, a little bizarre. The new powders range from white to green to pink, which may make them look intimidating, but makeup artists swear they're foolproof.
Plus, the particles are micronized, which means they are so tiny it's impossible for them to clump. And the purpose of these new face powders is different, as well; instead of covering imperfections like a foundation, they do the opposite -- they highlight your best features, make your makeup look flawless, and give your skin a serious glow.
So, once you get over the initial shock of a green face powder, grab a fluffy brush and get started -- you'll be amazed by how pretty your skin looks.
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