Translucent powder is the bomb at setting makeup and preventing any heat- or humidity-caused mishaps—which is why we usually think of it as the last step in our makeup regimen. But those aren’t the only things it can do! This life-saving powder serves many other primping purposes. Below, find eight—from plumping up your lashline to saving you from a bad hair day.
1. MATTIFY ANY LIPSTICK
After applying a coat of lipstick, hold a sheaf of tissue paper over your lips and dust translucent powder over it with a small brush—or simply apply the product straight onto your pout. This trick will give you a stay-put, shine-free finish.
2. FATTEN UP YOUR LASHES
Forget falsies—you can use translucent powder to plump your lashes to crazy proportions! In between coats of mascara, apply the powder with an eye makeup brush (a loose powder is good, but a translucent pressed powder is better). The result: Kardashian-long lashes.
3. OIL-PROOF YOUR LIDS
You can counteract oily lids with translucent powder in just three easy steps! See the process here. Once you try this, you’ll never worry about runny eye makeup again!
4. PREVENT FALLOUT
There is nothing more irritating than seeing flecks of eyeshadow in places it shouldn’t be. Apply a thick (and we do mean thick) layer of translucent powder underneath your eyes and along your cheekbones before applying your eye makeup. Once your eye look is complete, simply dust away the powder with a large, fluffy brush. What fallout?
5. FIX MAKEUP MISTAKES
So you applied too much blush, bronzer, or highlighter—and now you’re looking more clownish than cute. To offset all the makeup you put on your face, blend translucent powder over the mistakes with a large, fluffy brush. It will lift the excess color and make your #FOTD look just right.
6. CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES
Sometimes, it’s stressful to switch between brushes when you’re in a hurry. If you want to save time without sacrificing your blending, swirl your brushes in a generous amount of translucent powder to take away some of the pigment that has settled into the bristles.
7. REFRESH GREASY HAIR
Out of dry shampoo? Use translucent powder to refresh greasy tresses in a pinch! Just shake the powder straight onto the roots of your hair, rub it in with your fingertips, and voilà! Your strands are as good as new—not to mention, bouncier than before.
8. COUNTERACT SWEAT
Since translucent powder delivers a long-lasting visage, it pretty much works the same way for the rest of your body. When you feel your hands or feet getting clammy, use the product to tone down the sweat. It’s basically the same buildup of excess oil and water that tends to muddle your face, only in a different department. Gets? L-R (Clockwise): Mizon Correct Skin Finisher, on sale at P675, Banila Co. Hydrating Finish Powder, P1,050, Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Sebum Clear Pact, P455, Innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder, P598