Makeup Powders

We often refer to makeup powder as though it’s the one product – but there are actually a bunch of different types that fall under this umbrella, hence the confusion one might feel when trying to pick the right one.

So if you’re on the hunt for a powder and have no idea where to start, you’ve come to the right place with this guide.

Different types of makeup powder:

Translucent Powder

“A translucent powder is generally used to set makeup and control shine giving a matte finish”. It’s called translucent because once it’s applied it should be virtually invisible.

Finishing powder

“A finishing powder is [typically] white and often used in instances such as a photo shoot to minimise fine lines and pores giving a very ‘perfect’ finish.”

Firm Face

After taking the time to carefully apply concealer, foundation, blush, and other types of makeup, it pays to seal it all in with high-quality face powder. However, nothing can detract from an otherwise great makeup job like mismatched powder, so it's critical to choose a color that's as natural as possible.

As nice as it would be to choose the right face powder right off the bat, it doesn't usually work that way. Most people have to try several different brands and colors before arriving at the right option. By being as educated about choosing the right powder as possible, though, the process should unfold more quickly and smoothly.

It's frustrating to buy an assortment of face powders that just aren't right. By mixing and matching a few of them, however, it may be possible to salvage them and put them to use after all.

Acne Medicine

With reference to medical drug treatment of acne or acne medicine therapy, choices are limited and mostly prescription-based. Also, most of these medicines act temporarily to reduce symptoms such as itching and burning of skin. They do not really eliminate the underlying cause of acne. Based on its mode of administration (route which is used to take a specific medicine in your body), acne medicine therapy is of the following types:

1- Oral drug treatment

Oral antibiotics

Your doctor may recommend a course of antibiotic tablets (pills) for you to take by mouth which will be taken in combination with suitable topical treatment. Oral antibiotics help the inflamed spots of acne but have no effect on un-inflamed ones such as blackheads. They are only suitable for widespread acne because topical treatments may then be difficult to apply properly to all of the affected areas. Antibiotics need to be taken for at least two months, and are usually continued until there is no further improvement. Common oral antibiotics used for acne include erythromycin & tetracycline. Be sure to read the special instructions and warnings on the medicine’s label. Let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicines including birth control pills, antihistamines, asthma medicines, and vitamins. Also, let your doctor know if you may be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.

Makeup Spotlight

Beauty Spotlight is back! This time we are joined by the amazing Phoebe from Phoebe is the person to go to when it comes to colour make-up and she has a passion for bold brows and bright lips!

We wanted to find out what tips Phoebe has when it comes to beauty and more specifically what products she has been loving recently so I will now hand over to Phoebe.

What make-up products have you been loving recently and why?

At the minute I’ve been getting into primers. They are really important for me because I have oily skin and a good primer can make all the difference to how my makeup sits and lasts during the day. Hydra Veil has to be my all time favourite, I use it with Benefit Porefessional straight after and Illamasqua Satin Primer mixed into foundation for dewy looking skin that doesn’t look like I’ve forgotten to powder.