Translucent powders should really be an essential last step for everyone before they leave the house, makeup or no makeup. They'll always make you look better and keep you looking great throughout the day. Here's why.
A translucent powder is a very finely milled powder that looks white, but goes on sheer, so it's good for any skin tone. Whether you're wearing a full face of makeup or just a few touches of stick foundation here and there, finishing it all off with a translucent powder is going to lock everything in all day; so the product won't fade, migrate, or, God forbid, wipe off. If you're gonna wear makeup, you might as well make sure that it stays put, you know? It's going to make your makeup even more imperceptible, too, if you're worried that you didn't put it on quite well enough.
But hold up— if you're not wearing makeup, you'll still benefit from a translucent powder on your face. If your moisturizer tends to leave your face a little shiny a few hours after you apply, or if your skin gets oily throughout the day, dusting a layer over your face before you run out the door can help with all of that. It makes skin look matte, your pores look smaller, and helps control oil throughout the day. I put powder over my bare face just as often as I put it over makeup.
Just take a big, fluffy brush, dip it into the powder, tap of excess on the side of the jar, and dust it all over your face. You can't mess it up. Worried that your homeboys will make fun of you for having a big makeup brush on your bathroom sink? Find new friends. Or, usethis retractable powder brush, which is easy to hide, and it can be our little secret.