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Now, on to the tips! First, be careful with your powder usage. Too much of a matte finish can be aging, look cakey and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Opt for placing powder strategically on the face: LIGHTLY on the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, on the chin. Use a fluffy powder brush to gently dust away the excess. By the way, the new HD powders are wonderful, but because they are made of silica (a light reflecting mineral), they need to be applied with a VERY light hand. A trick: apply these powders with a slightly moistened sponge or brush--the slight dampness makes the silica more translucent and melds it into the skin so that there's no ashy look whatsoever. If the skin looks too "flat" mist lightly with a finishing spray or a little water. And remember, powder usage isn't a written-in-stone given; if you have extremely dry skin or you really don't need it, DON'T USE IT!
Whew!! How's that for a list of tips? Now it's your turn, Lovelies--what are some of your favorite makeup tips? Care to share...what works for you? Until next time, blessings, hugs and peace!