Cosmetics from Korea has become very popular in the last few years. Among the imported novelties used by Russian women, the Korean multi-stage skin care system deserves special attention. An important element of this system, which fixes the result, is Korean face powder. How this powder differs from European and how to use it, you can learn from this article.
Differences between Korean and European cosmetics
First, let's talk about why cosmetics from Korean brands are not the same as cosmetics from Europe. First of all, it contains a large number of truly natural ingredients, not only in luxury products, but also in the mass market. These ingredients interact well with the skin, which is able to accept them without disturbing its own alkaline balance. The content of such substances provides a strong and fast effect from the application. Secondly, the packaging immediately attracts attention - high-quality, original and most often very cute. And thirdly, Korean cosmetics are designed to solve a much larger number ofunusual tasks than European cosmetics. Therefore, brands such as Holika Holika and It's Skin quickly gained popularity around the world. From a variety of Korean cosmetics, powder is one of the most common means for fixing the effect of matte skin and its delicate light shade. Let's take a closer look at what it is.
What is special about Korean powder?
For Russian women, powder is familiar, which gives a dense coating, is designed to hide flaws, and is distinguished by a variety of shades. Korean powder is a completely different product. It almost does not give color, as it is translucent in texture, so it does not mask skin problems by itself. Powder is designed to set the BB cream, which mattifies the skin. It fixes the cream and gives an extra matte finish. There are even special powders that act as matting wipes. Also, the powder smooths out irregularities, filling the pores. As a result, the skin becomes very smooth and velvety. Due to the light consistency, Korean powders can be used an unlimited number of times a day, while there will be no feeling of heaviness or a mask on the face.
Types of powders
According to the colors of the powder can be divided into white and beige. White provides a matte finish for oily skin types, while beige is for everyone else. Both options almost do not give not only color, but even a shade.
Korean powders come in both compact and loose form. The former usually go tocomplete with a mirror and are designed to be easily carried in a bag. Loose powders are usually sold in fairly large jars and are best used for leisurely application of makeup at home.
Rules for applying powder
There is no fundamental difference between the technique of applying Korean and European powder. Therefore, we recall the general rules for using this cosmetics.
As we have already mentioned, it is best to apply powder after using a moisturizer to ensure maximum smoothness of the skin. It can be applied with a large cotton brush. If your goal is not to fix makeup, but to matte the skin, it is better to use a sponge or powder puff. The advantage of Korean powder is that it is easy to brush it off the face with the same clean brush if you suddenly overdid it and applied too much to the skin. The shelf life is no more than a year due to the use of natural ingredients, compact powder is stored even less. Do not forget also that the brush or sponge should be washed regularly with shampoo.
Effect of application
Thus, Korean powder is a very attractive product for many reasons. In addition to mattifying the skin, eliminating its unpleasant shine, and giving it a pleasant silkiness, the powder creates the effect of youth and freshness of the skin.
As in any other powder, except for natural ingredients, this version of Korean cosmetics for the face contains the main element - white clay. Byin fact, this is the basis of every powder, no matter in which country it is produced. In addition, the Korean version contains zinc oxide, and compact powders additionally contain binders that prevent crumbling.
In the final, here is a small top 3 best Korean powders according to users:
1. Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Sebum Clear Pact.
One of the most famous Korean mattifying powders (and also one of the most famous brands of Korean cosmetics). The composition does not contain reflective particles, so the effect of radiance, characteristic of some other products, will not be. This powder has a very fine grind and a light shade, which is good for girls with very fair skin or those who want to create such an effect.
2. Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact.
Powder is packed in a box with the cutest cat face on the lid, which immediately attracts attention. Mattifies very well, but requires pre-moisturizing, otherwise it can emphasize light skin peeling where it is not needed at all. Also, reviews of Korean powder say that it has good masking properties.
3. The Saem Saemmul Perfect Pore Powder.
If the previous representatives belonged to compact options, then this powder is loose. It is great to mask overly wide pores, but has a very light shade, so it requires careful shading. Of the benefits: birch sap, rose water and camellia extract in the composition, control of greasy shine innose and forehead area. In addition, this Korean powder does not tend to emphasize peeling on the skin, which distinguishes it from competitors.