A huge part of makeup for me is self care and taking the time to do something for myself. I'm not a makeup artist but I really do love watching tutorials and learning more about makeup and makeup techniques. I like trying new techniques and growing as a makeup enthusiast. I thought I would incorporate these techniques into my blog posts to show you what I've been learning and trying.
Powder Instead of Tape
Video can be seen here
The first technique I've been trying is outlining my eye with powder instead of using tape to get a sharp cat eye shape. Jaclyn Hill does this all the time, and I wanted to try it out. I like to do my face makeup first, it helps me to envision the look I want to come up with and tape usually lifts my foundation/concealer and I don't like to use it. I also like having the outline because it show me where to place the shadow. I didn't have the Morphe brush that Jaclyn has and I went through my collection and found a liner oval brush. This brush works great for stamping the powder. I have also used those square cosmetics sponges and it does a great job. This technique also gives me a very clean look.
Fan Brush for Blush
Often I feel like I come too high on the front of my face with blush because the brushes I use are too big for the shape of my face. It wasn't until I was watching a Wayne Goss video that I discovered using a fan brush to apply blush. He used a very small fan brush which I didn't like when I tried. I like buildable blushes and I felt like I wasn't getting any pigmentation with a thin fan brush. I pickup with a thicker fan brush and fell in love with this technique. It applies my blush exactly where I want it. I rotate between a stiffer natural haired brush for less pigmented brushes and a synthetic brush for more pigmented blushes.
I hope you liked this type of post. I'm trying to add more diversity to my blog and not just have product reviews. I'm brain storming and just having fun.