Your face powder is SO powerful. It’s a preternaturally powerful secret makeup weapon, and it’s capable of monumentally more than simply setting your base makeup. For starters, it can save you from a lifetime of leaving the house with unintentional clown cheeks.
This has happened to me on more than one occasion: I’ll leave the house thinking, “Dayum, my makeup looks fly!” but then I’ll walk by a mirror and think, “HOLY FREAKING CRAP! How did I leave the house with that much blush on my cheeks?!”
I get a little cray-cray with blush, man. There’s something about sweeping the color back and forth… I don’t know. It just makes me extremely happy. 🙂 But sometimes I get a little unintentionally heavy-handed with it and don’t realize what I’ve done until I catch a glimpse of myself in a window or mirror.
Most of the time when I go to something somewhere that will take more than a couple hours, I bring a pan of face powder with me (it’s almost always MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Golden) and a powder brush for touch-ups, and I’ll also use that same powder and brush to tone down my blush when I notice that it’s too bright.
Just load your powder brush with powder, tap off the excess, and lightly swirl what remains back and forth on your cheeks. The powder will mix with your blush, diluting it and sheering out the color, thereby toning it down.
Also, if you’re ever out and about and notice that you maybe didn’t blend the edges of your blush as much as you could/should have, load that same powder brush with powder, and run it along the edges of your blush to diffuse them, and make a smoother gradient.
I’ve been doing this a lot lately, and it has basically saved me from myself, LOL! Try it sometime if you’re ever accidentally too heavy-handed with your blush.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,