Hi hi hi everybody =) I hope everyone's enjoying summer like I am :)
Because it's summer~ so it's time to get oily XD So today's entry is gonna be on how to touch up on cakey makeup :)
I'm gonna focus on the nose area cuz that's the only place I get oily and the foundation/powder on my nose sort of cakes up/looks shinier like it's soaked with oil =_= (haha I'm exaggerating but you know what I mean right?! like the matte finish is gone that kind of thing)
So things you SHOULD'NT do (please don't lol! Speaking from my own experience here HAHA)
1. DO NOT just lay another layer of liquid or powder foundation! It's gonna look super thick and will clump!
2. DO NOT just take your mattifying powder and pat it on/brush it on what have you. It WILL clump I promise you! BIG NONO *wags finger*
I want to share my little horrific experience of doing #2 XD... so I have this Laura Mercier/Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder - Shine Control. So on Sephora, it says:
Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Pressed Setting Powder - Shine Control is a lightweight, oil-free powder that visibly eliminates shine and produces a fresh, matte complexion. The naturally derived Shine Control Complex controls oil breakthrough and the ultra-sheer, mint green shade works to correct redness and visibly even out the skintone. It's ideal for touch-ups throughout the day as it keeps your complexion flawless and shine-free.
Okay the highlighted part-- it made it sound like you can just take the powder and press it on then it's gonna blot the oil/mattify your skin. oh, HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I did it and it totally clumped on me!!! AGHHH!!!! good thing that I was at home when I was trying to mattify my nose... cuz I was oh sh*ttttttttttttt!!!!! sh*t sh*t SH*T!!! So I ended up removing the whole thing and redid my makeup =_= (I assume MAC blot powder is the same?????? Never used it though so I don't know.. but it seems like other gurus just grab the blotting powder and put them on themselves... I wonder how they did that without makeup clumping?! O_O )
Enough of my rambling. Here is what you SHOULD do =) this is pretty awesome you don't have to remove and redo all your makeup! Just spotlight touch-ups.
What you will need... is a wedged sponge, some facial moisturizer, and your foundation and your facial loose/setting powder if you use it, and the tool you use to put your foundation on (I usually use a brush and I'd like to use the same tool for the consistent look-- fingers give thicker application. But you can even use the same sponge =] )
Here are the steps (or how I do it at least lol):
1. Use one side of the sponge, very gently use dabbing motion to dab at your nose to remove the caked up foundation/powder.
2. Put a tiny bit of your facial moisturizer on the back of your hand, dab a little with the other side of your sponge, and wipe off your sponge on the back of your hand so the moisturizer is absorbed in the sponge
3. Gently dab the sponge (with moisturizer) on your nose (this will further remove the rest of the makeup, and at the same time re-condition your skin. The reason I don't just use the sponge with moisturizer to dab off the foundation is because it's just gross and less neat).
4. Do your usual application-- foundation powder or liquid foundation or whatever :) and set with powder.
Now your nose should look mattified like when you freshly finished doing your makeup in the morning :) cuz that's how mine looks like *wide smile*
Hopefully this is helpful to some of you :) Have an awesome day beautifuls!! =)
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