Of all things that puzzle me a lot, the one that puzzles me the most is the purpose of the powder. Talcum powder that is.
Before we go further, Please note the color white and fair will be used interchangeably in the Indian context. Also remind yourself brownish and wheatish are also considered as white, again in the Indian context!
Is it make you to look fair?
If you are fair, already you are white, and why to apply more white over it? Isn't it more like painting white over white?
If you are dark, again no powder is powerful enough to make the dark go away! Won't applying powder make it look like a white coat painted over the dark? Doesn't applying powder makes it obvious that you are dark rather than masking the darkness?
1.This post is applicable for guys and girls.
2.I don't think i am fair or white.
3.I don't think beauty lies in the colors.
4.I don't use powder and haven't as far as i know. My Mom says that i was using it a lot when i was a kid.Considering my small face and small hands, hardly i wouldn't have used more than an 100gram talcum powder for my whole life.
5.I don't have anything against the talcum powder companies or the models who come in those ads.
6.Please add any other disclaimer that i might have missed
Update as heard from a powder expert and others:
1.Powder is used as fragrant sweat absorbant
2.It shadows the black spots and makes the skin even
3.Also helps oily skinned people