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Q: What's the difference between a setting powder and a finishing powder?

A: Yes, there is a difference between a setting powder and a finishing powder! Setting powder is what you use to 'set' liquid or creme foundations. This helps to prevent product transfer from the skin to other things such as clothes, or your phone, as well as reducing the tacky feeling some foundations may leave behind. Setting powder is particularly important for those with more oily skin, as many setting powders contain mattifying agents to help control excess shine.

Setting powders come in both pressed and loose versions, and whichever you choose is simply a matter of personal preference. Pressed powders are typically a bit more travel friendly, but many brands now, such as Priia, have nifty resealable sifters to prevent loose powder flying everywhere after you take the container out of your purse or makeup bag. Setting powders are typically translucent or sheerly tinted, but if you still need more coverage than your creme or liquid foundation provides, you can opt for a powder foundation to set your makeup instead.

Favourite Setting Powders: hp01Priia HydraPrime Oil-Control Powder: $18


Glo Minerals Perfecting Powder: $37


Glo Minerals Luxe Setting Powder: $42

Finishing powders, in contrast, is intended to go on top of setting powder and all other makeup! Most finishing powders have a high level of silica, which refracts light and helps pores and imperfections appear smoother and smaller. Acne safe brands such as Priia, opt for rice, silk, and pearl powders to achieve the same luminescent effect without potentially clogging sensitive pores. Some finishing powders are translucent, and some are sheerly tinted.

Be careful with finishing powders however! When used incorrectly, they can cause flashback in certain lighting situations (think of all the photos of celebrities with white splotches across their face- misuse of finishing powder). Using a finishing powder to set your makeup can backfire under a camera flash, so be sure you are using your beauty arsenal properly. When used correctly, finishing powders decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as pores.


Favourite Finishing Powders:

bfpPriia BEHAVE Finishing Powder: $18

loose-matte-finishing-powder_1Glo Minerals Loose Matte Finishing Powder: $35 (no resealable sifter)



Product Reviews

Product Review: 'Foxbrim Peptide Complex Moisturizer - Premium Face Moisturizer'


What it is:  According to Foxbrim, "Hydrate & Repair - Enjoy wonderfully delicate moisture with Hyaluronic Acid + Jojoba Oil and refreshing botanical actives. Powerful Peptides stimulate collagen production increasing skin thickness and effectively refining the appearance of wrinkles. Embrace healthy moisture while restoring elasticity and firmness to skin.

Complete Benefits - Expect the most from your daily moisturizer. Comprehensive anti-aging benefits with regular application will give you a radiant and positively refreshed complexion. Stimulate collagen production. Support the healing and repair response in skin. Increase skin thickness. Refines appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Even skin texture and tone. Complete benefits from your moisturizer.

Lightweight & Effective - A beautifully delicate matte lotion, you'll find Peptide Complex Moisturizer to be just the right amount of nourishment for your skin. Perfect and suitable for dry and even sensitive skin types. Non-irritating, fragrance free and with a composition of more than 69% organic ingredients, your skin will soak up all the benefits of this exceptional natural moisturizer.

Superior Formulation - Bringing you a unique blend of hand-picked ingredients. Vegan Hyaluronic Acid with non-comedogenic Jojoba Oil provide perfect moisture with Panthenol (Vitamin B5) + Green Tea working to restore skin cell integrity while fighting off free radical damage and oxidative stress. Finally, Peptides support optimal skin health through collagen production.

Where you can find it:

Amazon! Click HERE to check it out.

My initial thoughts:

Looking at the ingredient list and then at the price, this moisturizer is a steal! It goes on silky and lightweight and absorbs quickly without making my face look/feel heavy or greasy. The Amino Acid blend is PRETTY far up on the ingredients list, which means this little baby really packs a punch. Just about everything is organic or kosher and its PARABEN FREE which I don't think they even mention in the description. Even the hyaluronic acid in this product is botanically based, not synthetic. The one thing I don't like about vacuum pumps is you never know when you are going to run out, however, they are definitely the most sanitary type of bottle to have. I did receive this product at a discount in exchange for review on Amazon but I can honestly say it has exceeded my expectations and is MUCH better quality than most things I see in department stores. I'm a licensed esthetician, and now am truly wondering if I should keep this for my self, or use on clients in my studio, and I have access to professional grade skincare as well.. I am looking forward to checking out other Foxbrim products.

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