|My Sensai powders palette never leaves my standby bag|
Because the look is so natural, I am either using my Ben Nye cream blushers before I apply powder, or a light dusting of a tan shade of blush. A delicate hint of pink can work for some, but I like to think of blush being skintone with a hint of warmth, and tend to veer towards the more peachy and apricot shades.
It is a very subtle look; as though I haven't added anything at all. To make it work, you would have to hold back on the powdering...in fact don't powder until after lunch! I usually just use my stippling/blender brushes to refresh the initial application; this seems to move any residual powder around well enough to remove any signs of stagnating powder (rare when little is used).
|Some of my Fraulein brushes that I bought in England|
I also rather like using my synthetic brushes to apply mineral makeup, because I can shake out the excess easily, and hence minimize the inevitable fall-out of mineral powders.
|My mineral powders are getting a lot of screen-time this week|
This week I'm using my mineral powders to enhance a blush on the cheek, or create a softer, natural contour on the lid. It is also a great way to blend two or more different shades.
|I use these brighter colours as a base colour along the lashline to make green and brown eyes 'pop'; but take care to 'neutralize' the shock factor by applying a deep brown shade over it, without covering it entirely|
And a subtle golden shimmer, with a dusting of pressed powder afterwards, can also take your eye makeup application to the next level! Play around to see what works for you...and don't be afraid to take off what's not working. Sometimes the best make-up is not what gets put on, but what get's taken off... #wise words, non??
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