I had been using Body Shop products ever since and one of my favorite is the compact powder. It is my beauty essential as it always keep my face looking fresh and concealed all the time. It can also be reapplied throughout the day to minimize shininess caused by oily skin. There is translucent sheer powder, and there is pigmented powder. Certain types of pigmented facial powders are meant be worn alone with no base foundation. Powder tones the face and gives an even appearance. Besides toning the face, some powders with sunscreen can also reduce skin damage from sunlight and environmental stress. It comes packaged either as a compact or as loose powder. It can be applied with a sponge, brush, or powder puff. Uniform distribution over the face is achieved more easily when a loose powder is applied.Because of the wide variation among human skin tones, there is a corresponding variety of colors of face powder. There are also several types of powder. As a beauty rule, you should choose a powder that is lighter than your natural skin tone.