Full Face Using Mineral/Powder Makeup

Hey everyone, how is the weekend going? You guys are the best when it comes to providing ideas for new posts, and this one is based on a suggestion from the lovely Sanchali (check out her blog here). Sanchali requested that I write a post about creating a natural finish using mineral makeup and wanted to know what are the products readily available in India which can be used for the same. Now, I do not have a lot of mineral makeup and I am definitely not a makeup artist, therefore I did my own version of the look and have used a combination of mineral makeup and pressed powder products.

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The look that I have gone for couples nude glossy lips and brown toned eye makeup with smooth, glowing skin and a soft blush.

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Here is a step by step description of how to recreate this look:

Step 1: Prime and Conceal

There are two golden rules that you need to follow when you work with powders. The first one is that powders need a base to stick to, therefore you must moisturize and prime your skin really well. I used a very unique product as a primer today, I went with the Nivea After Shave Balm for men! You may be surprised about this but it works as a really effective primer and is so affordable.

The second golden rule is to never apply cream products on top of powders. I needed to conceal a few blemishes on my skin, therefore I applied my favorite Loreal True Match Concealer (N4-5) to my primed skin before moving on to the mineral foundation.

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Mineral foundations are typically loose powders that offer medium coverage and a smooth finish on primed skin. I used the mineral foundation from Bellapierre Cosmetics (Shade 004 Cinnamon) but you can also use the Loreal True Match Mineral Foundation. A good brush is essential for obtaining a smooth finish with powder products, I highly recommend a Real Techniques brush for this step.

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Step 3: Blush

I do not like overly pink blushes for my skin tone, therefore I mixed the blush and the bronzer shade from my Makeup Revolution Protection Palette in Medium. This combo gave a natural blush to my cheeks. Again, I used a Real Techniques brush to apply these products.

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Step 4: Eye Shadow

I wanted a soft brown look for my eyes. I first applied the True Match concealer to my lids so that the powders would adhere to the skin. I then applied the bronzer shade from my Makeup Revolution palette to the whole lid and added a layer of the highlighter shade from the same palette, for a little bit of shimmer. I then created a brown eyeliner by using a wet brush to apply the dark brown shade from my Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette to the lash line.

 

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Step 5: Lips and Lashes

Powder products can look a little flat, so I used a lip gloss to add some shine to the face. On my lips I applied the Loreal Paris Infallible Mega Gloss in the shade 110 I Got The Power. To add a little bit of length to my lashes, I used the Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara (Waterproof). I also added a thin line of the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal in Black to my waterline but completely forgot to take a picture of the product.

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Step 6: Finishing Spray

This is the most important step if you want to get a glowing and natural finish with mineral/powder makeup. To prevent your skin from looking dry or cakey, use liberal amounts of a setting spray or facial mist. I have used the Loreal Paris Infallible Setting Spray but you can use any facial spray that you have at hand. This last step makes the makeup blend into the skin and gives a healthy shine to the face.

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And that is it! It may seem a little lengthy but the actual application took me only 15 minutes. I am also linking all the products so that you can purchase whatever you like, however, you can easily recreate this look with any similar products that are available. Just remember the two golden rules and invest in good makeup brushes and a setting spray.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

 

 

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you so so much ….Am much overwhelmed. ..you did the perfect thing I wanted….❤❤❤

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    1. Mrinalini says:

      I should thank you! I really enjoyed creating this look and writing the post 🙂 ❤

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  2. Tosom says:

    Looks so natural! And pretty. 😘

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  4. This is a great post. I loved it. I wouldn’t have known where to start with a powder foundation but I was always curious.

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    1. Mrinalini says:

      I do not use powder on a regular basis because it needs a bit of prepping to look good. But with these steps I was really happy with the finish 🙂

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  5. Simran says:

    I love that you choose this background for minerals 🙂

    Like

  6. Tigritsa says:

    Love the look you created and how you described the steps! I love that you use all affordable makeup too!

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    1. Mrinalini says:

      Thanks a lot hon, glad that you liked it 🙂

      Like

  7. Ms Meehnia says:

    Super pretty you look 🙂

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  8. Thanx for the “follow.” Barking shall endeavor to anger, inform, amuse, and always be interesting. Continue…

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