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Too Flaky, Too Shiny? Are You Using The WRONG Makeup For Your Skin?

Does your makeup always annoy you because it’s either too flaky or too shiny? And that perfect finish seems totally out of reach? Guess what, it might just be that you’re using the wrong makeup texture for your skin! Maybe you’ve never given it a thought and bought your makeup simply because you loved the shade, but this is something you really need to consider! We help you pick the right products for you with this cream makeup vs powder makeup guide – and help you make sure you find your perfect makeup match!


1. Fabulous Foundations

Your foundation sets the tone for the rest of your makeup. Remember, you should stick to one texture to avoid an unnatural, patchy look, especially under a camera flash. Cream blends best on cream and powder blends best on powder, so try and stick to one for your whole makeup routine.

Cream Makeup Vs Powder Makeup

Dry Skin: Liquid and cream foundations and sticks are best suited for your skin type to hydrate your skin and provide a dewy glow. If you have mature skin, these foundations won’t accentuate fine lines like powder does. We like the L’Oreal Matte Morphose Mousse Foundation (Rs 1,250).

Oily Skin: Powder-based and mineral-based products are your beauty godmothers since they sap up any excess oil. They should be your pick as they help control shine and will also minimize the appearance of pores. Revlon Photo Ready 2 Way Powder Foundation (Rs 1,250) is a good option.

Combination Skin: If your skin is dry in some places and oily in others, we don’t blame you for being utterly confused. Pressed powder will be your saviour for soaking up greasiness in those oily areas and giving you a matte, natural finish all over. Try Faces Sheer Radiance Pressed Powder (Rs 399).

Cream Makeup Vs Powder Makeup

2. Get Your Glow On With Blusher

Your blusher/bronzer is an essential step to add a natural flush and radiance to your look, so it’s important that you pick the right makeup texture. It’s best to pick the same texture you used for your foundation.

Makeup Vs Powder Makeup

Dry Skin: Since cream blush gives a shinier, creamier finish, it’s best suited for dry skin in order to add that dewy glow and minimize flaking. Our top pick is NYX Rouge Cream Blush (Rs 650). Cream blushers and bronzers should ideally be layered over cream or liquid foundations.

Oily Skin: Powder blushes are more matte (you don’t need any extra shine) and give a velvety airbrushed finish, making them perfect for oily skin. They help ensure that your face doesn’t get too shiny after a long day. Plus, they’re great for acne-prone skin as they won’t crease up around an embarrassing zit. They soak up any extra oil while leaving behind a natural-looking radiance, making them perfect for your skin type. You can’t go wrong with MAC’s Powder Blush (Rs 1300).

Combination Skin: A cream blush or a cheek stain like The Body Shop’s Lip and Cheek Stain (Rs 850) is perfect for you since your cheeks are drier compared to other parts of your face.

Makeup Vs Powder Makeup

3. Dazzling Eyeshadows

Your beauty stash isn’t complete without some striking hues to brighten up your peepers. Whether you choose cream or powder shadows can make a big difference to how bright your shades look.

Makeup Vs Powder Makeup

Cream eyeshadows: They are so easy to apply and can be swept on like a dream for adding some mega drama to your peepers. If you have really oily lids, however, it’s best to stay clear of cream shadows as they could fade off easily. One great thing about creamy eyeshadows like L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow (Rs 850) is that specks of colour won’t fall off on to the areas around your eyes and ruin the rest of your makeup like they could with powdered colours.

Powder eyeshadows: If you love doing your eyes then you should definitely have a powder colour palette – they work for all skin types! What’s great about them is that they can be layered to go from a subtle look to super dramatic and are easy to apply for plenty of definition. If you’re looking for something super vibrant, we would say to go the powder route rather than cream when it comes to brightening up your peepers. We love Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow (Rs 495).

Makeup Vs Powder Makeup


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