Nude by Nature’s makeup artist Clint Dowdell offers his tips on applying flawless mineral makeup for the holiday season.
Undercover Airbrush Primer RRP $29.25
To begin, I always advise prepping the skin with a primer, this will make skin feel vitalised and refreshed. Nude’s Undercover Airbrush Primer with Vitamin E and green Tea is the perfect way to fill pores and get a baby smooth base.
Natural Mineral Cover RRP $39.95 Available in Light, medium and dark
Using the Natural Mineral Cover and Kabuki brush, dab the ends into the product so that the tips are covered and swirl the brush in the lid to get rid of excess. Now the brush is loaded, tap the base on a hard surface so the powder falls through the length of the brush rather than staying on the top section, this way, the product filters down giving faster heavier coverage as you buff.
Mineral brush RRP $14.95
The best way to apply the makeup to the skin is to roll the brush over the skins surface, begin at the nose and roll out towards the cheeks in a smooth motion, this gives a more fluid application rather that dabbing the powder in one area. After you have distributed the powder evenly you can then buff in circular motions to give an even, blended finish. If you prefer heavier coverage, load the brush with the remaining powder from the lid excess, tap and start again.
Bronzer RRP $39.95
Now, to contour the face, you can add some colour and glow with Nude Natural Bronzer. The same technique applies, dip, tap and roll! Try sucking in your cheeks to find your cheekbones and gently roll up towards your temples. Use the colour to shadow your cheekbones, this will give the illusion of a slimmer more defined facial structure. If you like a peachy glow, you can also add a touch of Nude’s Virgin Blush to the apples of the cheeks. The high pigment minerals mean you only need a tiny bit of product to get the ultimate finish, so take care when loading the brush.
Mineral Finishing Veil RRP $39.95
To complete the look, Nude’s Natural Finishing Veil is a translucent powder which locks on makeup, diffuses lines and gives a natural radiant glow. A little tip if you want full, luscious lashes is to sweep the veil over your eyes before applying your mascara, it helps the product stick and gives that va va voom finish!
Many women are concerned when using mineral makeup that they will end upwith that cakey finish. This is a common conception of minerals because a lot of products contain gliding agents such as bismuth which are added to bind them together. All Nude by Nature products are bismuth free, so the formulation does not form creases and congestion in our skins natural fine lines and pores. Instead it smooths skin all day so you won’t end up looking aged after an hour in your makeup!
Nude by Nature is available at Target, Priceline, Myer, David Jones and most pharmacies and is the perfect gift your friends and family this Christmas.
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