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RealSimple.com: Is Mom’s Beauty Advice Right?

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Your Mother Says...

“Always powder your face. Never leave the house with shiny skin.”

Geller: I think you have to make a distinction between shiny skin, which is oily, and luminescent skin, which is dewy. If your skin is oily, use mineral powder, which is sheerer than regular powder, on the greasy spots.

Carmindy: You don’t always need powder, especially if your face isn’t shiny. If you have dry skin, skip it.
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Fuhrmann: Glowing skin naturally shines, and it makes you look healthy and more youthful. The old powder-your-nose thing defeats the purpose. You can lightly dust with mineral powder.

“Mix two different powders if you can’t find one that matches your skin.”

Geller: With so many different skin tones, it can be hard to find the perfect shade. I have no objection to someone using two colors, even three.

Fuhrmann: If you’re using a mineral powder, there are enough shades on the market to match your skin. For very oily skin, try a translucent powder.

Carmindy: I always use translucent powder. Colored powder doesn’t look natural. If you need coverage, go with a tinted moisturizer or a foundation instead.

(Photo: Kat MacLeod)





The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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