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Hello Dolls and Gents, 

So, if you are wondering, why I am posting on Tuesday instead of Sunday and Monday, is because I kinda forget to write a post and I didn't know what to write about. So, I thought about something that I always to know more information about, this is Silica or HD Powders. 

So, today I wanted to tackle a makeup myth that someone of you may believe or did not even know. You must be wondering, Maame. what the heck are you talking about? Well, I am talking about silica or HD Powders. I know that a lot of companies have made powder that is perfect for HD photography, the powder is called SILICA. 

SILICA is a mineral powder. It is very light and an airy powder that feel like nothing on the face and has the ability to absorb several times of it weight and size and does not leave a white cast on the skin. 

Now, here is the myth is that HD powders leave a white cast on the face. Well, I just learned something that debunks this myth, and that is the silica powder or HD powder has to have some moisture to turn clear. Think of it in this way, silica powder as sugar, when you put sugar in water it dissolves right and it become a clear in the glass of water. Silica powder works the same way when it comes in contact with moisture, in order for it to become clear. Makeup Artist, Jordan Liberty says that silica powder or HD powder should not be used on dry skin, because you will get the white cast. It is perfect for combo to oily skin, because the oil absorbs the powder, making it turn clear. Use a fan brush to apply the silica or HD powder, for a light finish. 

Now, here is a solution for everyone and everyone should be doing this. But if you have dry, normal, oily, combination or even sensitive skin and you use a silica powder or HD powder, and you get the white cast, add moisture to the face, by using, guess what, SETTING SPRAY

Using a setting spray to set your makeup, will add the moisture to the powder, making it turn clear and you will no longer have the white cast. I recommend that everyone use a setting primer, it helps prolong the wear of your makeup. 

Setting Sprays 

e.l.f Makeup Mist and Set - $3.00

e.l.f Makeup Mist and Set - perfect for dry to normal skin. 

Maybelline Masterfix Wear Boosting Setting Spray -$8.22

Masterfix Wear Boosting Setting Spray is perfect for normal, dry and sensitive skin. 

Makeup Forever Mist and Fix Setting Spray - $36

MUFE Mist & Fix is perfect for all skin types!

L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray - $11.22

L'Oreal Infallible Setting Spray is perfect for normal, combo and oily skin. 

MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Spray - $26

MAC Fix + is perfect for dry, normal. and sensitive skin. I suggest for combo  skin to use in areas that are dry. 

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray - $10 

NYX Setting Spray comes in two different finishes. Matte finish is perfect for combo and oily skin and Dewy is perfect for dry and normal skin. 

Urban Decay Chill/ All Nighter/De-slick Makeup Setting Spray -  $38

Urban Decay setting spray is popular in the makeup world. Chill is perfect for dry skin. All Nighter is perfect for all skin types, and De-slick is perfect for combo and oily skin.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water - $37

Smashbox Primer Water is perfect for beginning your makeup and end it. It provides your skin with hydration. This primer water is perfect for all skin types

I hope that this is very very helpful to many of you, who were struggle with this issue and I hope some of you learn something new, cause I know I did. Don't forget to comment, share, and follow my blog, it free of charge. Become a follow be update with All Things Beauty: Maame's Edition. 

1 comment:

  1. Simple product that does it's job well! My makeup brushes gets squeaky clean in no time!...


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