October 07, 2016
Powder is a must in every makeup routine! Indispensable for setting foundation, giving your face a smooth finish and keeping shine under control, powder is definite must. Brush it over a clean, moisturized face for a fresh, no-makeup look. Makeup won't last the day without powder. When choosing a powder it is important to choose one that is closest to your skin-tone or translucent, which is completely sheer. In essence, powder = make-up power.
Loose powder can give you the finished, poreless look better than anything else. It provides more coverage than its pressed counterpart.
Always carry a pressed powder compact for touch-ups during the day. When on the go, no-spill pressed powder is the perfect pocketbook companion for a flawless finish.
Mineral Powders are Talc-Free, Fragrance-Free, Dye-Free and Non-Comedogenic and provide long lasting coverage with a light weight natural look and feel. They are made exclusively from micronized minerals. Mineral powders have natural healing qualities and an exceptional silky texture. Their exceptional adherence and crease resistance keeps makeup looking fresh all day.
June 13, 2016
The trick to getting the right look with make-up often depends upon the tools you use. There is a huge amount of brushes, sponges, and applicators available and that can be a bit overwhelming. Getting your basics that you will use every day can be hard when faced with too many options. We took the liberty to narrow down the tools you really need for some seriously flawless make-up into 6 categories.
This brush is a true multitasker. The smooth, compact bristles allow for even application of powder and liquid based foundation. Size determine precision, so a smaller version is great for concealing while medium to large brushes are better for your general coverage. If you often use liquid or cream foundation this brush is kind of optional, there’s no better tools than your hands.
Cover with: Antonym Foundation Brush($22)
This brush is great for applying blush or finishing powders to your face. Look for a loose bristle structure with a soft, rounded shape. The shape and lightness allows for even application of product that can be easily layered (a must for a natural flush of blush!). Use a smaller brush for blushes and loose powders, and the larger Kabuki model for all over coverage.
Contouring is based on the principle of creating angles with high contrast colors for some striking dimension. Obviously an angled brush is great for this job. A good contour brush is what you use to precisely add your deeper tones or highlights in bold color streaks that hold.
Contour with: Antonym Contour Brush($21)
A shadow brush should be rounded, ideal for building color with a precise, small bristle. For more precision opt for a smaller brush that is tapered for line work. Get a brush with longer bristles to really apply lush amounts of color. Remember to check the bristle density, as a more compact bristle structure will hold and apply more product.
This tool is your finishing touch to your look. A blending brush there to buff out and soften color, blending make-up into your complexion for a natural look. The brush should be light, with fluffy bristle to gently blend shadows, highlight, or whatever else you have going for a smooth finish.
Angled brushes give you precise, clean lines that are must for a polished look. This brush is especially great for applying eyeliner, but also works great with eye shadows and creams. The bristles should be dense, flat, and sharp for the best linework.