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Tough Choices: Cream Or Powder Makeup?

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    After you finally find your perfect shade in the beauty aisle and decide how much you feel like forking out for a new product, the choice between formulas — cream or powder — is one that can cause some big-time brain pain. To swipe or to dust?

    According to international makeup artist Rae Morris, the answer to this dilemma is simple: Just choose one or the other. The reason? Top-notch blending ability. “Creams blend on creams, and powders blend on powders,” explains Morris. “Trying to blend powder on liquid is like trying to blend on sticky tape. It may look blended to you, but I guarantee within a few hours, your bronzer will darken as it gets wet from the moisture of your skin and look super patchy."

    Okay, so go all cream or all powder. Great — but how do you know which formulation is best for you? Don't worry, we've got your back. Ahead, the creams vs. powders breakdown — so you'll never have to figure out if you've found the right match for your makeup needs.


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