Best Ways to Use Loose Powder

Loose Powder is one of my favorite beauty items. Image Credit Adore Beauty.

I’ve been reacquainting myself with loose powder lately, and I’m really glad that I have. I love a good pressed powder, but there’s nothing like the soft glow that a loose powder gives you ( especially if it’s a highlighter type powder).

Loose powder is very simple to use. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your product:

Skin prep is a must

Even though it might seem counteractive, it’s always important to prep your skin before applying any product. There is a misconception that loose powders don’t need the same pre-makeup routine as other powders.

First, always make sure you’re wearing a moisturizer that suits your skin type. If you use a serum, you’ll want to apply that before your moisturizer. Then, once your moisturizer sets in, you’ll want to use a good primer.

I’ve heard many people say that a primer isn’t necessary to use with a loose powder. This is actually not true at all. In fact, it’s more important to use a primer with loose products. This is because the primer acts as an adhesive and helps the powder take hold to the skin. When I worked at a Beauty Counter, I had a customer who was experiencing problems with her loose powder not lasting throughout the day. She was very adamant against using a primer. However, after we got her into the chair and demonstrated how much better the powder worked with the primer, she never went without priming again.



It’s important to choose the brush that works best for you

The good thing about pressed powders is that they can be used with pretty much any powder brush. It all comes down to your personal preference and what you like the most.

I prefer a Kabuki brush when it comes to applying loose powder. I find that its shape and bristle length spreads the product evenly and helps get it buffed into skin. Kabukis are available in many different sizes and shapes, different bristle types and different shaped tops. The only thing I don’t really like are the fact that most Kabukis have a short handle, but that’s just my personal preference.

A good Kabuki brush that I highly recommend is this MUA Retractable Kabuki Brush. It’s lightweight, portable and it makes your product go on smoothy and evenly.


MUA’s Prism Loose Powder Highlighters are perfect for Fall glow!

If you’re in the market for a new pressed powder, then you’re sure to love MUA Prism Loose Powder Highlighter Collection. There are three gorgeous shades to choose from: Emerald Marvel, Oceanic Wonder, and Star Illusion. I love these because they’re very subtle and sheer, so if you’re wanting a soft, dewy look, these will work perfectly.

The collection is available exclusively at, so I definitely recommend heading over and grabbing up your favorite shade ( or all three).


Kat Dickerson
loves blogging about beauty and skincare.
Kat Dickerson

Kat Dickerson

loves blogging about beauty and skincare.

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