By Maureen A. Duffy, M.S., CVRT

If you like to use face powder to finish or “set” your foundation, a colorless or translucent powder is best. Here is a technique for applying it:

  • Stroke the powder puff or applicator 2-3 times across the surface of the powder compact.
  • Touch the puff or applicator once on each cheek, the nose, the chin, and the forehead.
  • Blend with the puff or applicator, following the same sequence as in applying moisturizer:
    • Upward and outward from chin to ears
    • Across and up from nose to temples
    • Upward from tip of nose to forehead
    • Circular motions on forehead to temples
    • Small circular motions around sides of nose
    • Circular motions on chin
    • Upward on throat

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