Hi Besties! In this video I share some tips and tricks on how to set your makeup like a pro! ✨
For reference, I have been a professional makeup artist for 4 years and these are the techniques I find work best for locking in makeup while maintaining that beautiful dimension you created with your liquid highlights and contours!💖
☝🏽Step 1: Translucent Loose Powder
The areas I use translucent powder in are the areas I want to keep the brightest. I opt for a truly translucent powder or a more brightening loose powder if I want to add more coverage and brightness.
🤷🏻♀️Why loose powder?
The area I like to keep brightest is the under eyes which is also the first place makeup starts to crease or look “cakey” due to the delicate nature of the skin under neath the eyes. Loose powder is more finely milled than pressed powder so it won’t settle into fine lines as aggressively.
How to apply?
Dump some powder into your hand and work it into your powder puff. Next you want to roll/press that product into your skin. This technique really locks the makeup in, making the powder and liquids become one. This trick alone will have your makeup lasting all day long!
✌🏽Step 2: Pressed Powder
For the outside perimeter of the face, I opt for a pressed powder that matches the skin tone.
A.) I want to maintain that dimension I created with my foundation and concealer and not turn the face all one color by using the same color powder all over the face.
B.) The skin on the perimeter of the face is a bit more forgiving and can handle a thicker powder without looking too textured. Naturally, there aren’t as many wrinkles in this area so it’s safe to use a thicker powder.
C.) This shade will act as a transition shade between the highlighted and contoured areas, yielding a more seamless blend!
Complete the remaining steps to your makeup application. Dust some bronzer, blush, highlight, lock it all in with setting spray and you are good to go!! This makeup aint goin nowhere. 🙌🏽
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