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How to Get Full Coverage with Loose Mineral Foundation

Today’s post is a step-by-step tutorial about how to get the ultimate full coverage using PRIIA Cosmetics Essential Cover Loose Mineral Foundation.

There’s actually several ways to do this such as: adding multiple layers of loose foundation and layering our loose and creme foundation together.  However, today we’ll teach you how to do the ‘Boosted Coverage Method”. It’s so easy and perfect for those who use our loose mineral foundation for stage makeup and for those with severe acne/facial redness/hyperpigmentation.

Boosted Coverage Method (excellent for severe acne coverage, stage makeup, bridal, special events)
1. Dispense PRIIA’s loose mineral foundation into the lid of the jar.
2. Lightly mist your Flat Top Brush or Flat Top Buki with a favorite gentle toner (non-acid based) or DISTILLED water (do not use tap water).
3. If the brush is too damp, gently blot off any excess moisture on a tissue or the back of your hand.
4. Dip the brush head into the lid to pick up the product.
5. Apply the product using PRIIA’s signature ‘Stamp & Blend’ method making sure to work quickly and blend out evenly into the hair line, past the jaw line and down onto the neck.

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We hope you enjoyed this product tutorial.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to use the CONTACT US form at www.priia.com.

Advanced Mineral Makeup Techniques For The FACE

Learn easy ways to sculpt your face shape using advanced mineral makeup techniques  Enjoy!

There are 9 basic facial shapes: Round, Square, Heart, Pear/Triangle, Oblong, Rectangle, Diamond, Inverted Triangle, Oval.

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An oval-shaped face is considered the perfect facial shape.  It’s easy to achieve an oval-shaped face with nothing more than foundation and powder.

Sculpting the Face to Perfection:

The following technique will add color, warmth and life to EVERY face.  The subtle effect of facial sculpting can
also add a youthful glow to your complexion and make fuller faces appear much slimmer and younger.

Basic facial “sculpting” involves highlighting and contouring the face.  Highlighting or lightening brings everything forward.  Contouring or darkening/deepening makes everything recede.

Through facial sculpting, we pull forward the area of the face we want to see (the oval area) and push back the areas we don’t want to see.

What you need to start: 3 shades of foundation or powder (highlight powder and bronzers) in 3 different DEPTH levels.

 

  1. First color choice should MATCH your skin exactly- your true foundation color.  For example, let’s say you wear NEUTRAL BEIGE in PRIIA’s Essential Cover Loose Mineral Foundation.
  2. Second choice is your HIGHLIGHT color.  This color should be one level LIGHTER than your first color; preferably with the same undertone. (Your choice would be Neutral Ivory Foundation)
  3. Third choice is your CONTOUR shade.  It should be one level DEEPER; preferably with the same undertone.  Here’s where you can use matte bronzers if you choose.  DO NOT USE BLUSH TO
    CONTOUR. (You could use Neutral Tan Foundation)

To begin sculpting:

  1. Apply the first color (true foundation color) in a light layer all over the face.  Visualize an OVAL on your
    face.  The width of the oval is your eye sockets; the height and length of the oval extends from the tip ofyour forehead to the tip of your chin. The reason behind envisioning an oval is to help see where to
    highlight and contour.
  2. Next, apply your second color (highlight color) to the high points inside the oval.  These include: forehead, under the eyes at the top of your cheekbones (zygomatic arch), and the tip of the chin.
  3. Finally, apply your third color (contour color) to the areas OUTSIDE of the oval such as temples, along the hairline and sides of the cheeks down to the jaw.  Finish off the look with a light dusting of powder in either translucent or one that matches the true skin tone.

 

*TIP: If you want more of a dramatic appearance (i.e. special events, photo shoots, etc.), then choose a more dramatic contrast between the 3 shade choices.  Just remember, the more dramatic your color choices, the more carefully and thoroughly you’ll need to blend the shades together.

Rule of Thumb: With ivory/beige skin tones, you will CONTOUR more than you highlight.  With bronze/ebony skin, you will HIGHLIGHT more than you contour.

 

Beauty Quick Tip: What To Do When You’ve Applied Too Much Blush

Blush Mistake

We've all done it.  Gotten a little too over-zealous with the blush.  Before you know it, our cheek color application is making us look like we've gotten a slap across the face.  Ouch!

What's the best way to deal with this makeup mistake?

It's easy!  Instead of trying to rub away excess product and pigment which will only make your skin 'pink up' even more, simply apply a light application of face powder over the problem area and gently buff over the blush mistake.  This will greatly tone down and diffuse the look of too much cheek color.

To avoid making this mistake again in the future, be sure to tap off any excess cheek color before applying it to the face.  Remember that the first place your blush brush will touch will deposit the most amount of pigment.  So, instead of plunking the brush right onto the apples of your cheeks, start at your hairline and gently move the brush forward.  Continue with a light 'sweeping' motion back and forth horizontally.  To blend away any obvious blush lines, move the brush over the blush line in an up and down motion.  This softens the look, making it appear more natural- the way blush is really meant to be.

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Looking for a great cheek color that will give you the perfect amount of color?  Consider trying PRIIA Cosmetics CheekWhisperz Loose Mineral Blush.  You'll also find a large selection of cosmetic brushes that are Vegan & Synthetic and are the softest brushes you face will ever feel!

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Beauty Quick Tip: How To Keep Those Unruly Brows In Place

 

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