While a true transparent powder can make your skin flawless, it can also cover smaller irregularities on the skin. For proper selection and desired effect, it is necessary to know the terminology and several types of setting powders that help us in different ways and give a perfect like skin illusion.
Setting powders are powders applied directly to the liquid foundation. They can come tinted or transparent and mostly serve to set in place previously applied makeup. In this case, we also talk about two different powder consistencies - compact and loose powder. Compact type is excellent for quick fixes throughout the day, so they often come in a small, portable compact form. The only drawback to them is that they are visible on the skin after application. Often referred to in the context of oily skin, but a high quality, fine-formulated compact powder can also make make-up on dry skin look better, while not emphasizing dry parts. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact is a super example of compact powder.
Finishing powder should go to all pre-applied make-ups, although this type of powder is mostly known for showing up on flash photography. This is because the light reflects off certain mineral componenets of the powder. This type of powder smoothes and improves the skin even more, which means that with proper and moderate application you can reduce the appearance of the pores, set everything in place all whilst not accentuating dry parts. Apply finishing powders gently with very soft brushes. Remember, less is more with any technique of applying any product. An excellent example of this powder is Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish powder.
HD powders are mostly fine-milled powders that mimic the skin, smoothens the skin and reducees the appearance of pores and wrinkles. We call them HD powders for advanced technological achievements in the film and television world, where it is necessary to look good and with no flaws at very high resolutions. This type of powder gives almost super perfected appearance to the skin and is applied in a very small amount. It looks great in photos and I suggest you use it in strategic locations for visual visually improving skin texture. MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Microfinishing loose powder is an excellent example of this type of powder.
Just remember that make-up looks best on cleansed and hydrated skin, so be sure to make the best effort and invest time in quality skincare regimen.