Why I use a purple face powder as my foundation

purple mineral foundation
When I posted about using weird face powder on my Facebook page last week, I was reminded about a post I wrote in 2009 using “interesting” colors like yellow, green, white, orange and others as makeup base to correct your skin tone. And coincidentally, I started using one of these bizarre colors again in my daily makeup and that color is purple.

Benefits of using an odd color of foundation
According to this post in Total Beauty, it seems like these bizarre face powder are no longer confined to just being concealers or correctors. Apparently, makeup artists swear by these colored powder as they can highlight your best features, make your makeup look flawless and give your skin a serious glow.

Uses for different colors of face powder
According to the experts, different colors work to provide different results and here are some ideas:
Yellow—hides undereye circles, dark spots and purple blotches.
Green—covers redness, acne and rosacea.
Lavender—hides bruises and improves sallow complexions.
Mauve—conceals bruises, veins and undereye circles.
Peach—livens up skin tone and balances slight skin discoloration.
White—lightens darker foundations and enhances features.

foundation mineral powder
Purple base evens out skin tone
I was introduced to such strange colors some years back. They were very pretty colors and I was recommended a purple powder to help correct my uneven skin tone. I used to apply it first like a base to neutralize the flaw, followed by my normal foundation shade. However, it got quite cumbersome and I felt that I was actually applying powder twice to my face, which made my makeup quite thick if I wasn’t careful. Obviously, the result wasn’t all that ideal. So what I do now is to mix the purple shade with my beige foundation powder and the combination works so much better! Plus the shade turns out to be more flattering for my skin tone.

Mineral foundation powder from LA Splash
Like I’ve mentioned, many brands have such bizarre shades of face powder but the ones I use are mineral foundation powders from LA Splash. The brand is available at selected Guardian Pharmacies. I also remember they have other colors like white, green and yellow. I was using this brand for awhile before I stopped to experiment with others. However, I decided to repurchase as I had good experience with their powders.

So any of you like using “bizarre” colors on your face? What’s your favorite shade?


  1. Alexandra says:

    I am using Guerlain’s Meteorites, which contains all the colours above and I can attest that all the colours really corrects our skin tone..and loving it to bits, except that it is not of organic origin.
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  2. Swati says:

    wow…this sounds interesting!! i have never seen colored face powders! btw, can this be applied as a loose powder or it has to be mixed with foundation???
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  3. Dima Al Mahsiri says:

    This is really strange! I mean using colored powder to correct your face tones, but it worth trying ?
    Thanks for sharing
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  4. Pablo from fatloss says:

    So many beautiful blogs and yet so little time…
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  5. Joanna says:

    Thanks for this ? This is pretty cool, I wasn’t aware of this, especially yellow to cover up under eye circles. Definitely giving this a try.
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  6. Kari Wilson says:

    An odd color for a foundation but depending on skin tone this might be interesting. There is always something new to try. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Sesame says:

    You’e welcome.

  8. Sesame says:

    Yes, very interesting and they really help improve the skin tone.

  9. Sesame says:

    I know…I found it strange too but it really works. Better than just using skin color foundation.

  10. Sesame says:

    I heard some women use this purple foundation on its own but depending on your skin tone, it can look a bit too white.

  11. Sesame says:

    I read raves about them but I’ve not tried. Maybe I should. Hee…

  12. Amy Corpuz says:

    Thanks for the post. I tried a colored powder as foundation before and someone asked me if I felt ok, as I looked pale. That was the end of that. Maybe I’ll try again.

  13. sesame says:

    You probably need to mix it to get a better color for your skin. If I were to use the purple powder alone, I look pale too.

  14. Kathy T says:

    Yep, I’ve heard about yellow for my eyes before, but now looking at the other colours for ideas …something to try this weekend! Any excuse to shop! Thanks.

  15. Sesame says:

    Haha…all the best to your shopping!

  16. Ellen Mohnen says:

    Hi Sesame,
    Agreed – green does help minimize the appearance of acne and the redness in particular. It does sound weird, but it actually does work! ?
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  17. Sesame says:

    Yes, it works great. I just added green to my powder and it makes my skin looks much better than just using purple.

  18. Valentina Bucur says:

    I’ve never used purple powder, but it’s something to take into consideration.
    Thanks for information!
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  19. Sesame says:

    It’s good to even out skin tone.

  20. Susan says:

    Thank you very much greate explain now I’m gonna try Purple Face Powder after reading your article thanks again.
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