Generally, I try to wear the bare minimum amount of face powder I can get away with because when I pile it on, I think it makes me look older. *Le sigh* But even though I don’t wear a ton, I still like to wear some because it 1) mellows out my pores, 2) sets my foundation/concealer so they last longer, and 3) reduces the gleam on the shine spots.
Technically, my fave powder brush du jour is an oversized eye blending brush, the MAC 240S ($34). It’s perfect for that “just enough powder but not too much” look I like, and I love the shape and size. It’s like an XXL tapered blending brush, so it’s handy for applying a thin veil of product right in the center of my forehead…
As well as down the sides of my nose (which tend to be shiny).
Side note: If you like to contour, this brush can also be used for contouring.
I also like using this brush to set concealer and foundation under my eyes, around the base of my nostrils and my mouth.
And lastly, it’s also handy for mellowing out the gradient along the edges of blush and bronzer on cheeks.
The 240S is a little hard to find, but it’s still available on the Macy’s website. Grab it if you have the chance! I’ll also keep looking for dupes, and please let me know if you find one.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,