Loose powder is the powder which comes loose inside a bottle. It is messy while applying. It provides more natural finished look.
Pressed powder is a compact which comes in a pressed form in a palm sized tin. It comes with the attached mirrors and sponge.
|Basis||Loose powder||Pressed powder|
|Definition||Loose powder, as the name implies, comes loose inside a packing allowing the user to sprinkle a little bit of powder on hands to apply directly on her face.||Pressed powder is a light cover-up for short trips to the grocery store, to hide blemishes, to reduce shine, to control oily patches, and as a finishing powder or concealer.|
|Objectives/Purpose||The main purpose of loose powder is that it helps to set your foundation and concealer.||The purpose of absorbing excess oil and creating a smooth matte finish.|
|Appearance||Loose powder is loose and can be sprinkled over the face.||Pressed powder is tight and comes in the shape of a small cake.|
|Application||Loose powder can be applied with hands.||Pressed powder has to be applied using a brush.|
|Usage||Loose powder is used to initiate the makeup.||Pressed powder is used to touch up at later stages.|
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