Usually in a woman’s cosmetic bag you can find both of these products, and they use them together, but often you want to take only one thing. Therefore, the question of what to give preference to, what is better to use powder or foundation, is very relevant.
What works better – powder or foundation?
Each of these cosmetics has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The powder slightly dries the skin, it gives it an external velvety and matte finish, while evening out the complexion, but visual defects (redness, dark spots) are more difficult to mask.
Foundation cream helps to make the skin uniform, with it you can mask circles under the eyes, freckles, traces of rashes and mild inflammation, but it does not matte the skin and cannot eliminate oily sheen.
In addition, recently combined products, the so-called cream powders, have been very popular. They have a soft, creamy texture, they are applied in the same way as foundation, but they create a powder effect on the face, matting the skin without drying it out, therefore they are considered one of the best products of this kind.
Foundation and powder for different skin types
What is better to use, powder or foundation, for each woman is determined individually and depends primarily on her skin type:
- For normal skin, both products are equally suitable. For daytime make-up, foundation is more preferable, and powder will look better as a basis for evening make-up.
- For dry skin, the use of powder is undesirable, since even the best products have a slight drying effect, and powder will not stick well on this type of skin. For women with dry skin, a foundation with an additional moisturizing effect is best.
- For oily skin, on the contrary, powder is better, as it absorbs excess sebum and hides oily sheen. If there is a need to still use a foundation, then you need choose the least greasy, easily absorbed.
- For combination skin, it is most difficult to choose tonal products, and the most convenient choice is combined products – cream-powders.
In addition to taking into account the type of skin, the choice of cosmetic product may depend on the weather. It is believed that in winter a more oily product, foundation, is preferable, as it can additionally protect the skin, while in summer it is better to do without foundation or use powder, because it is lighter and less likely to clog pores.