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How To Know Original Milani Powder

Milani mineral powder is one of our favorite powders. It is perfect for the Nigerian weather. This post shows a quick and easy way on how to know Original Milani Mineral Powder.

Because of the prevalence of Fakes in Nigeria, original Milani mineral powder for the Nigerian market comes with Unique Identification Pin Numbers.

The Unique Identification PINs where introduced because counterfeiters have become so good at copying the packaging of Milani products which makes it difficult to know original Milani powders by visual inspection alone.

The Identification PINs had been introduced over 3 years ago to help combat fakes. The Identification PINs have been done in a way that each powder has its own unique PIN.

 

How To Identify Original Milani Mineral Powder

1. Scratch The PIN.How-To-Know-Original-Milani-Mineral-Powder-Nigeria

2. Send the PIN to 38353 for free

3. Get this sms message before you pay:

“OK. Genuine MILANI Product. Your PIN: (Your Unique PIN will be Here). Problem? Call 08039012929 Innovative Marketing care. Sproxil SMS”

4 . If you DO NOT get the above sms message, then it is a FAKE product. Buy and use at your own risk.

 

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Difference Between Setting and Finishing

Difference Between Setting And Finishing

In this post, we are going to solve a big problem for everyone: Setting products versus finishing products.

I know this is a big topic. Most people struggle with the difference between setting powders and finishing powders, as well as setting sprays and finishing sprays. Even makeup brands themselves are not making it easy for users in knowing the differences.  People always ask which products to use and when to use them.

I’m going to really dive in, so stick around and get ready because you’re going to learn a lot today.

 

Setting Powders And Finishing Powders

The first thing that we’re going to discuss about is the concept of setting and specifically setting powders. The most popular setting powder that everyone knows is the Ben Nye Setting Powder. This is probably one of the most cult classic commonly used products in Nigeria when it comes to setting.

The purpose of a setting powder or a setting spray is to lock your foundation in place, to remove any of those excess oils, remove any of that emollient see that comes from liquid or cream foundation and really make sure your makeup stays where it is. That is basically what we’re trying to do when it comes to setting, we’re trying to set it in place set it and forget it.

When it comes to applying setting powders, you want to apply it and make sure it goes everywhere you want to set all your makeup.

Now let’s talk about finishing powders. This is probably something you’ve heard right? Let’s discuss this finishing powder. Everyone always asks me why finishing, when do I use it?  Can I use it instead  of a setting powder? Now for some answers. No you cannot use a finishing powder in the place of a setting powder. A finishing is the final step after you’ve set your makeup. A lot of people ask why put a powder on top of a powder.

You need to think of a finishing powder in the same sense like you would consider painting your walls. Think of the finish on that paint, do I want an eggshell? or do I want a glossy? or do I want a matte? The finish on your wall is the effect on the wall.  That’s in essence what a finishing powder does, it creates a final effect on your makeup. So usually finishing powders are created from silicone crystal compounds.  They’re finely milled and they can go in and smooth the surface of the skin. So they make wrinkles look less apparent, they smooth out pores, and they smooth out the texture of your skin. However, they’re not really great at absorbing oils are not really great at locking foundations into place. As a result, they work better over foundation that has already been set and locked just to create an effect – a finish.

So when it comes to finishing powders probably the most popular one is the Black Opal True Color Soft Velvet Finishing Powder .This is a great powder because it is super finely milled and it’s just going to smooth the surface that’s the finishing effect of it creates a super smooth surface on the skin.

To apply a finishing powder, it is best to use a loose fluffy brush that allows the product to just gently cover over and not really add too much texture. You don’t want to pack finishing powders on your face, you just want it to just sort of smooth over really gently.

A finishing powder is a product you’re going to use special occasions, especially when you’re going to be under cameras or lights and you really want that skin to look extra polished. You’ll need to set your makeup everyday but you only need to use your finishing powder for those special occasions.

I know a lot of people do love to use them every day, but finishing powders are a sort of special occasion product.

When it comes to a finishing powder you wouldn’t set your makeup with it. You also always to keep in mind that your finishing powders should do just that. It should create a finishing effect

 

Setting And Finishing Sprays

Just like powders, there is a  sort of division among sprays as well. You have your traditional Setting Sprays which will not change your makeup they are sprayed on. These absorb into your skin and they do what they’re supposed to do which is set your makeup.

Ben Nye Final Seal Makeup Sealer is a great one. It is just going to “Seal” your makeup in place, making sure it goes nowhere. There is also the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray – it is going to set your makeup and make it last. Basically, most setting sprays tells you what they are meant to do in within their names.

Setting sprays like setting powders basically set your makeup in place. They are  intended for nothing more than to keep your makeup from moving for hours on end but they won’t change the end result.

Now let’s talk about finishing sprays. Finishing sprays are pretty new . Finishing sprays are confused often times with setting sprays because people think like setting sprays, it’s going to set my makeup in place. However, that’s not always the case.

Most times, finishing sprays are specifically for skincare purposes and to create an effect. Like we said earlier, an effect on the skin so a finish.

I think that the best one right now that people are falling in love with is the Tacho Dewy Skin Mist. This is a great spray to hydrate the skin and create that luminous effect because that’s what a finishing product does –  it creates an effect on the skin.

The Tacho Dewy Skin Mist creates a luminosity around the sides like almost where you would put highlighter. It just creates that nice natural skin finish and it just helps the skin look a little more glowy. It’s a finishing product. It is what you do at the very end .

There are also spray products out there that are hybrids i.e both setting and finishing. Hybrids like the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray. I love this one because it hydrates the skin into a dewy finish and also helps to set and hold your makeup in place for up to 10 hours. It is simply wonderful.

There is also the Marc Jacobs coconut setting spray which is an incredible hybrid. If you like the setting power of let your lockets and your sealers and you also like that dewy luminous finish that the Tatcha gives you you’re going to love this product because it is both in one. It gives you a luminous glow while setting your makeup at the same time.

I think we are going to see that a lot more in brands bringing out products that are  going to set your makeup and also mattify you at the same time or products that is going set makeup and going to reduce pores at the same time because, now we like a little bit of everything.

 

In summary, setting products are used to set and lock your makeup in place. There are there for when you really want to make your makeup last for 10 hours. While Finishing products there to create an effect to make us just look a little bit more beautiful.

 

Hopefully , I have been able to provide your more knowledgeable insights to the difference between Setting and  Finishing as well as the appropriate products to use.

If you have any questions please ask in the comment section below. I love to hear from you guys. I love to answer any other questions you may have. Don’t forget setting and finishing should not be a mystery share this with your friends share with everyone who’s scared of this topic and we will see you guys soon.

 

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Have Oily Skin or Sweat a lot? Here is how to make your Makeup Last all day in this Nigerian Weather.

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The Nigerian weather is hot and humid or cold and dry. Either way it terrible for makeup. It gets worse if you have an oily skin. We all know how much effort it takes to apply a face full of makeup, and there’s nothing more annoying than seeing the remnants of your hard work slide down your face by the end of the day.

Getting you makeup  to last all day in this Nigerian weather is possible if you know a trick or two. This article is about simple makeup routines and products that would enable your makeup last all day long without smearing or creasing.

 

Always Wash Your Face

Washing away dirt, sebum and old makeup will help your fresh makeup stay in place a lot longer. If you put fresh makeup on a dirty face, it’ll tend to slip off or flake away.

  • Wash your face in the morning, before putting on makeup.
  • Don’t use harsh soap on your face. It can cause irritation and dryness, which will make your makeup come off sooner.

 

Always Use Makeup Primers

If you haven’t been using makeup primer, then you’re really missing out. Primer is a life-saver for getting your makeup to stay-put in extreme weather.

Whether you wear a full face of makeup everyday or you prefer to keep it light, makeup primer is a godsend when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation.

Yet, many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer.

Milani Prime Shield Mattifying + Pore-Minimizing Face PrimerA good primer that easily available in the Nigerian market is the Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Face Primer. You can also try the Absolute New York Flawless Face Foundation Primer.

Face primers are to be applied as a base before you apply your makeup. You do not need a lot of it – all you need is a small pea size. Using your finger tip, you are to apply it and massage it unto your face just like you would apply a moisturiser unto your face.

 

 

 

Always Use Setting Sprays

Ben Nye Final SealSetting sprays are like hair sprays for your face, these facial mists will prevent your makeup from budging for hours. Setting sprays help keep your makeup from sliding down your face and reduce any oily buildup. They achieve this by mattifying your look. They basically convert your regular makeup into matte.

The best setting spray out there that is easily available in the market is the Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Makeup Sealer. This spray will keep your makeup in place for hours (seriously, even through heat, workouts and a night out.) . Even if you sweat, hug or rub, your makeup will stay in place. Other good ones are the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, NYX Makeup Setting Spray – Matte Finish and e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set.

Setting sprays are to be applied at the very end of your make routine. To apply, always shake the containers and spray a little mist unto your face at the very end of your makeup routine.

 

Use Setting Powders to Control Shine

If you have an oily skin, translucent setting powders would be a lifesaver for you.

Milani Prep Set Go Transparent Face PowderSetting powders are the powders that go directly on top of your foundation. These are either tinted or translucent, and are designed to set and mattify makeup. They can be tinted or transluscent. However, it is best to go for the translucent or transparent varieties as these would not change the color or look for your makeup as they are universal. A good example is the  Milani Prep Set Go Transparent Powder.

I always recommend that every lady should have a translucent setting powder with her anywhere she goes.

Dab your face anytime of the day with it when you feel that your face is starting to look shiny. It will absorb the oil, get the shine and help your makeup look flawless.

 

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The Different Types Of Face Powders

Know The Different Types Of Face Powders

Powder is a fixture in almost every beauty lover’s life, but it’s become an increasingly complicated subject.

Most people often refer to powders as though it’s the one product – but there are actually a bunch of different types that fall under this umbrella, hence the confusion one might feel when trying to pick the right one.

Loose Powders

These babies comes in a jar, has smaller particles (and therefore a finer consistency), and usually give lightweight coverage. They’re also messy and hard to transport, so these guys are meant to stay at home.

Compact Powders Or Pressed Powders

They contains ingredients used to turn the product into a semi-solid cake. These are usually things like silicones and waxes, so if your skin is annoyed by that stuff, you may have a hard time with pressed powder. Because the particles are slightly bigger and contain these stick-together ingredients, applying too much pressed powder can result in a cake-y appearance. Using a little as a touch-up throughout the day, though, is quick and easy.

Mineral powders

Mineral powder can come in both pressed and loose form. It’s made from tiny micro-particles that were once minerals deep in the depths of the earth. They often boast extra skin care benefits like anti-inflammatory properties and breathable coverage. The Milani Mineral Compact Makeup Powder fall into this category.

Mineral powder foundation is ideal for combination skin.

HD Powders

They are so named because makeup artists working on TV and movies that shoot in high definition found that other powders read as too heavy on film. Absolute New York HD Flawless Powder Foundation and Ben Nye MediaPRO HD Compact Powders fall within this category.

Powder Foundations

Powder Foundations are basically foundations in powder forms. They usually provide a full coverage. The beauty of a powder foundation is you can gradually build it up for a total coverage without feeling heavy on the skin.

Setting Powders

Setting powder is designed to be applied on top of your foundation. It helps to “set” or hold your foundation in place and prevent it from rubbing off. Setting powder can also help reduce the sticky feeling and shine that foundation often has after it is applied.

Some women use setting powder to absorb excess oil and use it to touch up their makeup throughout the day. They can also come in loose or compact forms.

Great example of setting powders include Milani Make It Last Setting Powder, Absolute New York HD Flawless Loose Setting Powder e.t.c.

Finishing Powders

Finishing powder is generally used AFTER setting powder to blur fine lines and pores, giving you an extra-perfect look. It is designed to be applied on top of setting powder and all other makeup. It is best for situations where you’re going to be photographed a lot, rather than an essential step for everyday makeup.  A popular finishing powder that is easily available in Nigeria is the Black Opal True Color Soft Velvet Finishing Powder.

Finishing powder is not usually used on a day-to-day basis, but often reserved for special occasions when a lot of pictures might be taken.

 

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Enjoy wider range of benefits and create long lasting flawless looks for all occasions. Shop Now!

 

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