BreBeauty Quick Tip: Face Powder

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When you don’t wash your hair everyday you have to learn strategies to disguise that fact. The subject of hair washing frequency has already been explored here, with the consensus being that people fall under the everydayer or every few dayer camps. For those of us who lather up every few days, we already know that dry shampoos and baby powder can help get us through to our next shampoo {unintentional rhyme}. But what if you’re not blonde and baby powder leaves you looking like a powdered wig? What if you don’t want to spend $38USD on Bumble and Bumble’s colored hair powders? If baby powder doesn’t work for your hair color, I recommend using an inexpensive face powder.

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Loose face powder can do more than set your makeup and mattify your skin; it can also act as a dry shampoo. Sprinkle some face powder, in a corresponding shade to match your hair, right at your roots and tousle your hair to blend it in. If you’re worried about using too heavy a hand, you can apply the face powder as you normally would, and use a fluffy natural bristle brush to apply at your part. If you overdo the powder, simply massage your scalp with your fingers and brush it through. The powder will absorb excess oils and offer instant volume, a tip that those everyday shampooers can also benefit from.

Or you can steal an edgy, colorful look right from the Spring runways. The hairstylists at L’Wren Scott Spring 2011 applied eye shadow to the models’ parts that matched their clothing and eye makeup.

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What do you think? Clever or never?


Do you use baby powder on your roots? Will you try face powder instead?

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9 Responses to BreBeauty Quick Tip: Face Powder

  1. Sam says:

    Oooh, I love this tip. Can’t wait to try it!


  2. Sam says:

    And I will not be rocking a magenta streak through my hair…
    Looks trashy…

  3. Maggie says:

    I agree with Sam… That streak is not for me…

  4. amyg says:

    I use baby powder and it works great. I also heard of cornstarch too.

  5. I use baby powder on my hair (I’m blonde) and it work for me. I love the models’ hair, its totally different. I wouldn’t rock it but its perfect for runway… very creative, you think you’ve seen it all……

  6. Breanna says:

    @Erica and @Amy You two can get away with baby powder you tow heads! haha The face powder is for the brunettes and redheads who can’t. Plus, how often do you have baby powder in your purse? I love the smell of the lavender baby powder, but with my balayage highlights, baby powder is leaving me looking a little Martha Washington.

  7. Breanna says:

    @Sam and @Maggie it’s the runway! It’s all about fashion and fun, so far removed from the everyday. Maybe you’ll give it a whirl come Halloween? ;)

  8. I do use baby powder every once in a while… especially when I decide to extend my hair clean up routine to go to the gym (did this made any sense?) Anyway, I didn’t know about the loose powder trick which I absolutely will put into practice if I run out of the baby one…Happy Monday Bre!

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