It’s all in the technique…

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 12 - 2009

makeup

I’ve spent the last 14 years swirling, wiping and generally smearing the setting powder “du jour” onto my face.  Only in the last month have I started patting it on.  Whether with a large fluffy powder brush or a sponge… I just pat, pat, pat and get better, more even and less cakey coverage.

What else…

Oh yes, brows.. if I press my finger where my natural arch is and gently pull the brow/skin taut… I find it much easier to brush the brow powder through and I get a much neater, more defined result.

What are your application A-ha’s!?


3 Responses to “It’s all in the technique…”

  1. Lizzard says:

    kissy face and almost fish face for contouring! and wide clown smile for blush 😉

  2. I do that too, but I’ve been reading that you shouldn’t do the big smile for blush as it artificially raises your cheeks and then when you finish… your cheeks fall and the blush is too low. All very complicated!

  3. Katrine says:

    Brushing the very last bit of blush – be it liquid, cream or powder – over the edges of my under eye concealing. I’m one of the white-and-pink as well, and so my concealer is quite low to cover up blood vessels – the fate of the see-through. The blush really helps with concealing the concealer.
    Also, warming up concealer and foundation between my fingers – thinner and more even application.
    And I have to mention a removal a-ha: coconut oil for eye makeup. It’s really good for dry skin around the eye, but also just the BEST eye makeup remover I have ever tried. Better than ANY store bought, and other natural oils as well. It’s not acidic like olive oil, and transportation is easier since it’s not fluid. But seriously – mascara actually FLAKES OFF the second I smear this on, I’ts so effective. No rubbing, no nothing. Try it!!!

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Food Friday: Chickpea Burgers courtesy of Patz's Pantry

I don’t know man, I mean chickpeas are awesome.  They’re kinda nutty, somewhat meaty, pretty substantial and above all else, packed with fibre.  But burgers? …

American Apparel – Mouse NOTD

I bought this last summer at the same time as picking up a few of their other shades.  I was so unimpressed with the gloopy …

Win it! Eight festival-inspired Face Lace designs to giveaway!

You already know that I’m a big fan of the gorgeous Face Lace designs, artfully created by makeup artist Phyllis Cohen… but did you know …

Inexpensive Beauty Find: Pound Shop Nail Polish Remover!

Not the most exciting beauty product to be featured on Lipglossiping… but you can’t get much cheaper than a quid, and when it’s a staple… …

Fake Bake - The future of sunless tanning?

I don’t claim to be a fake tan expert.  Infact, I’m the opposite.  I’m your bonafide fake tan dunce.  I’m so pale that in certain …

How do you spend yours?

…your Boots till spits I mean! If you’re not a UK lady, let me quickly explain… Boots have a rather fabulous promotional period every couple …

The eyeliner that's SO good, it's TOO good... No, really.

Made you look, made you stare, made you lose your underwear. A product that’s too good?  Can this even be possible?  And if so, what …

The Lipstick League – week of 27.5.13

Question of the Week – Are there any beauty products that receive a lot of hype but don’t work for YOU? Answer – YES! I’m …

Smells like... Fashion Week?

They say that ‘the devil is in the detail’ and frankly, there’s nothing quite like paying attention to these finer points than when you’ve got …

Accessorize Illusion Aztec Nail Polish NOTD

When I was in London last week I was on the hunt for some of the new Accessorize Illusion nail polishes… you know, the duochrome …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads