It replaces the ubiquitous but not very effective puff, to give your skin a more natural-looking and even finish.
Clockwise from top:
1 Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Powder Foundation, $130. Brush and case sold separately for $35 and $45 respectively.
2 Three Pristine Complexion Powder Foundation, $68. Brush and case sold separately for $28 and $26 respectively.
3 Benefit Hello Happy Velvet Powder Foundation, $52.
4 Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder, $82.
5 Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Instant Blurring Powder with Brush, $69.
The cakey, splotchy effect you get with powder makeup isn’t because of the product. It’s because the puff picks up and deposits too much product on the skin. These new compacts have replaced the puff with a brush. The effect: a light, even dusting on your skin for a finish that looks airbrushed. The brushes may be petite, but the bristles are soft and dense enough to veil the skin with a fine layer of powder. – CT
PHOTOGRAPHY FRENCHESCAR LIM
ART DIRECTION SHERLI CHONG