How To Apply Make-Up. With Your Fingers? – Simpler, more precise, faster. Because sometimes all the make-up brushes in the world are not worth the efficiency of our ten fingers, we give you some tips for using them like a pro.
Peter Philips, Pat McGrath, Tom Pecheux. All these great make-up artists handle their ten fingers and their range of brushes during shoots or backstage at fashion shows.
Here are some tip from the pros to steal from them.
How to apply the products to the fingers?
Apply Make-Up – Base, foundation or BB cream, the right way to apply these products to the fingers is to take a dab of product, heat it in your hands and then use it in touches on the main points of the face: cheeks, forehead, nose, chin.
The rest is simple; you have to gradually pull the material with the flat of your fingers until it ideally spreads and finishes the application with a gesture of tapping your fingers to melt the material into the skin thoroughly.
On the other hand, as regards the illuminator of complexion, which brings a glow to the face thanks to the technique of strobing, it is first necessary to take a hazelnut on the back of the hand, which one spreads to dose the with small discreet touches on the points of the face that catch the light: top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, temples, cupid’s bow. The final goal is to apply a little illuminator by tapping lightly on each zone to keep a maximum fade and naturalness.
Instructions For Applying Blush With Your Fingers
Application to the fingers will depend on its format For the blush. The powder remains more suitable for application with a brush; it will have to be fluid or compact.
If it is fluid, we will work it in the manner of the foundation. That is to say, a small hazelnut of blush to heat with the flat of the fingers. Then an application by touches of the fingertips, on the cheekbones, and very light touches on the rounded areas of the face (forehead temples, chin jaws, nose) to recreate a natural and fresh look.
What About The Application Of Eye Shadows And Pencils With The Finger?
Whether fluid or powder, the index finger is generally used to apply flat eyeshadow or draw the material with a pencil. On the other hand, when blending or working two colours like a smoky-eye, we prefer to use the middle finger. Its more rounded and complete shape allows for more successful and natural fades.
Finally, we will use the little finger as a corrective eraser. Smaller, it allows better precision to erase or correct any burrs.
And The Lipstick?
Assuming that we apply our lipstick directly to the stick or its flocked tube or applicator. The finger as a finishing tool. It is generally the middle or ring finger that. Tapping it on the lips, starting from the centre towards the sides. To distribute better and melt the material, and thus create a blur or a bitten mouth effect.
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