Should your powder be lighter or darker? With a pressed powder always choose a shade at least a shade or 2 lighter than your foundation/natural skin colour because it will oxidize with your natural skin oils which causes it to turn a shade or 2 darker.
How do you know what color powder to use on your face? If your skin tone is on the lighter side, you can opt for a compact with a pink undertone and one or two shades lighter than your skin tone. If your skin tone is on the deeper side, go for a compact with a yellow or orange undertone and a color that matches your skin tone.
What color should pressed powder be? Fair people should opt for yellow based powder:
Woman with fair skin complexion should always opt for yellow based powder. Choosing compact powder with yellow tone can help to make your makeup look natural and glowing. It does not leave you with a cakey, chalky and ashy look.
Should pressed powder be lighter or darker than foundation? If you’re wearing powder alone, without foundation or concealer, go translucent or use a color that matches your skin tone and disappears when applied. If you’re wearing powder over foundation and concealer, go slightly lighter.