Cream vs. Powder

Powder products have been around for a long time: powder foundation, powder eye shadow, powder blush. Until recently, they seem to have dominated the industry. But then companies started introducing new creations and formulations.

In the past, a cream would be thick and rich and not easily blendable. Today, however, they are available in every consistency we can think of, from cream to liquid to whips.

So the question remains, which formula is better? Personally I feel that, if you want to go for a more natural look for your blush or eye shadow, a cream will be your best bet. If you want something bold, then I would chose a powder because they are very buildable as well as blendable. You could also put a powder over a cream, to make sure that it sticks.

When it comes to foundations, a lot of that choice comes down to personal preferences. I find that people with oily skin prefer full coverage to hide the oil, but I think that a nice powder will help absorb some of the excess oil that may be present. On the other end, I feel like those with dry skin would not only benefit, but also enjoy, wearing something a little heavier, such as a liquid or a bb cream. They offer even, buildable coverage as well as protection from the dirty elements.

It’s not always easy finding a product that you love, but once you do, don’t let it go!