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Applying Powder Before Foundation: An Ingenius Makeup Hack…?

Who doesn’t love watching YouTube tutorials? In a few that I’ve seen, beauty gurus were actually using SETTING POWDER before foundation! Isn’t that so strange? So many thoughts came to my mind when I first saw that! Like:” will your foundation be even? Won’t it just spread the powder around? Does this even work!” Apparently it’s supposed to make your makeup last longer, so I gave it a shot.

Here’s what I used (in that order):

  1. Moisturizer (I don’t use primer daily)
  2. Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder (apply lightly)
  3. Foundation + makeup as usual (including a powder to set my foundation)
  4. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Ok so first of all… my skin felt dry! Like uncomfortably dry after using the setting powder first! I figured eh, it’ll be worth it if my makeup lasts longer. Plus when my oil starts to peek through it’ll balance out, right? WRONG – I was so wrong.

After 4 hours, I was shiny, which is normal for me, but this hack is supposedly supposed to make your makeup last longer. So that was definitely a bust.

The one good thing: my makeup looked smooth and flawless, like unusually smooth + flawless!

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Excuse my makeup, I was in a rush, but you can see the oil peeking through around my nose-cheek area

So, does it actually work? No, it didn’t work for me, even though my makeup looked beautiful.

Have you ever tried this? What are your thoughts?

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  • Reply Beyoutiful June 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I actually use loose powder and I apply it before my foundation and works out well for me! But it depends on the person’s skin tone

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles June 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      Really? Which one do you use? I have oily skin so I was really hoping it would work :/

  • Reply Superman June 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Woah! Flawless indeed!


    • Reply sayeedahsparkles June 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Wow 😍 u so sweet!

  • Reply shalilah2002 June 21, 2017 at 2:53 am

    I use powder after foundation and it sets it and doesn t look oily

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles June 21, 2017 at 3:57 am

      I normally do the same! My skin is super oily though! If I stay outside in the heat, that’s it for my makeup 😭

  • Reply Jesse🌺 June 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    This hack is so strange! I want to try it to see if it works but at the same time I just can’t imagine putting powder down first! So strange! πŸ˜‚ xx

    • Reply sayeedahsparkles June 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      Right! I thought the same too! It was definitely a weird feeling lol! Would love to know your thoughts if you do try it!

      • Reply kathryn June 24, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        I am gonna try that today i suffer with really bad acne and make uo doesnt stay on my face long enough to even leave the house . If youve got oily skin try purity by philosophy its amazing.x

        • Reply sayeedahsparkles June 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm

          Oh no :/ Do you wear matte makeup? Try cetaphil wash if you haven’t already, it’s been helping me!

        • Reply sayeedahsparkles June 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm

          I will take a look at the purity by philosophy, thanks for the recommendation!

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