For this week’s How-To Thursday, we are going to explore the different uses of translucent powder. If you are not familiar with this product, it is basically similar to any powder you have, only it is semi-transparent — meaning that it allows a little bit of light (or in our case, color) to pass through. It has basic uses but it also has a few other uses that you may not have known about.
Usually, translucent powders are used to: set foundation/primer, catch eye shadow fall out, matte-efy your face minus the cake-y result — very useful — but we’re not going to talk about that today. We’re going to focus on 3 non-conventional uses of the amazing powder.
Use #1: Cream Blush Natural-izer
The main reason why most people don’t use cream blushes is because they don’t last very long and sometimes they don’t look as natural when you’ve built the color up too much. Translucent powders is the solution to that. After applying your cream blush, don’t blend it out just yet. Take a little bit of translucent powder using a kabuki brush and buff out your blush. The result: similar color only a matte version of an otherwise dewy finish. It’ll look natural and it’ll last longer.
Use #2: Lash Thicker-izer
If you don’t have a mascara primer, you don’t really need to go out to the store to purchase one. All you need is a translucent powder to coat your lashes. Put on just one coat of your mascara and then allow it to dry for a little bit. Using a small brush, dust a little bit of translucent powder on your lashes. Do the second coat of mascara. Your lashes will appear thicker.
Use #3: Lip Matte-ifier
There are lipsticks with different finishes: sheer, frosty, glossy, satin and etc. Let’s include matte to that but if you have translucent powder, you don’t really need to buy one. Take whatever color lipstick you want to wear for the day and apply it. Using a fluffy brush, lightly dust some translucent powder on your lips. DONE! Your lips have been matte-ified.
Thicker lashes, although you have to be carefully to separate your lashes properly so they don’t look clumpy.
Matt lips. The color may have faded a bit it still shows up nicely.
Try it yourself and see what you come up with. We’d love to know how your makeup experiment went with translucent powders! If you have other uses that we did not include in this week’s list, feel free to share it with the rest of Getpretty readers!