A famous makeup artist has shared a brilliant beauty hack that promises that your concealer will look much more flawless and natural in seconds.
Nick Lujan, global director of artistry and education at high-end beauty brand Kevyn Aucoin, shared the tip in a video on the brand’s Instagram page in which he reveals that after applying a concealer, you need the handle of a brush use to mix it in.
In the video, Nick, who is not on the camera, can roll the handle of a thin makeup brush over the skin of influencer Ian Crumm, who has just applied a concealer to his face.
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Good looking! Nick Lujan, global director of Kevyn Aucoin, advised on the brush to roll lightly over the skin to remove unnatural texture and excess product
While Nick rolls the brush lightly over the cheek and area under the eye, he explains: “The back of your brush helps to hide the texture and removes excess product.”
He then correctly lifts the brush for the final step: a light dusting from powder placement, which helps to put everything in place and ensures that the make-up remains flawless for hours.
“Quickly add some powder to hold it in place,” he concludes, while his client stands in awe at the simplicity of the trick.
Pro: Nick also spoke with DailyMail.com about some of his other favorite tips and tricks
And he wasn’t the only one.
Instagram users quickly told their surprise about the smart hack in the comments section, with one person commenting, “It doesn’t even look like he’s wearing anything!”
“Okay, that tip is great !!!” another person added, while someone called the tip “life-changing.”
Although Nick has recommended the tip for use with the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer ($ 48) or the Etherealist Super Natural Concealer ($ 30), he noted that the technique would work with most good concealers.
But for those who are not fond of concealer, Nick also has several other handy hacks in store, which he has unveiled exclusively at DailyMail.com.
The first is aimed at a natural and effortless-looking basic application, which Nick noted could be achieved in a few quick steps.
Using the Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm ($ 52) As an example, he suggested that one of the best ways to achieve a natural finish is to use foundation not only as a base, but also as a contour.
“Accentuate your bone structure by using a foundation that is two to three shades darker than your skin color as a natural contour,” he suggested.
He also pointed out how important it is to apply your foundation outside the lines of your face, and explains that you also need to take care of your neck and ears, especially if you end up in a situation that you know has pictures will be.
The final step: after Nick had rolled the brush handle over the camouflage pen on the face of Ian Crumm, Nick then suggested that it be properly folded and applied with a little dusting powder.
Advice: “Press and roll a small amount of powder under the eyes with a smaller fluffy brush to lock the camouflage pin and prevent creasing,” he suggested
Voila! The end result is a smooth, natural-looking, but flawless finish that made Instagram users wild
Favorites: Nick revealed that his favorite concealer options are the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (left, $ 48) and the Etherealist Super Natural Concealer (right, $ 30)
“Don’t forget to brush a huge amount of foundation in your ears and neck for selfies and photos,” he said. “Especially if your hair is pulled out. You don’t want your ears to look red on photos. “
You should also consider playing a scientist with your beauty products by creating your own basic mix to achieve the kind of finish you really want, Nick suggested.
“Add a touch of glow anywhere by combining a little bit of your favorite shade of liquid marker with your foundation before you apply,” he advised.
Mix them on the back of your hand or on a makeup artist’s palette before applying. Adjust the coverage and appearance of your foundation by adjusting your amount of marker and foundation. ”
If you want more of a ‘dewy finish’, Nick said you can also ‘apply a few drops of your favorite beauty oil to your skin before applying your foundation’.
For a final step to your perfect base, Nick recommends finding a good curing powder – he calls Kevyn Aucoin’s The Neo Setting Powder ($ 58) as one of his favorites.
Not only does applying powder help to prolong the wear time of your foundation and camouflage marker, it can also be used to put other makeup products in place, so Nick reveals that you can even use the product over a lip color.
“Apply a thin layer to a matte or cream lip definer or lipstick to improve carrying capacity,” he suggested.
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