Hello Beauty Masterclass forum! I participated in the monochromatic makeup challenge and this was my redo. I learned so much in class, thank you for doing this! I worked with Ben Nye cream, which was really hard for me! The first time the cream was dried out and I thought I could I thin it with oil. I tried to powder everything to set it and it just slid all around my face. So gooey. 😆 Second time was better, but I put on way too thick of a layer of cream so it was cracking and I still had a hard time getting it to not look streaked. Third time I asked some mua friends who said no oils. Prep with clean skin, let it dry, and then powder, the seal it. I applied the cream with my hands this time and let the warmth melt it into my skin. It started off looking smooth and then as I continued the rest of the look, my fingers would pick up the first layer and it would get splotchy again. I went back and forth adding more product and blending and I finally got here. And it’s pretty much not on my ears at all anymore after I kept fluffing my hair lol. BUT help! What am I still doing wrong? How do I add more and blend the products without moving what I’ve already done?! Thank you in advance for your feedback and your constructive critiques!
Ben Nye creams are how I started getting into makeup, and they are extremely versatile. I always recommend “warming” the product by rolling it around with a spatula first, to soften it. when I blend them, I either use a closed cell sponge (those little beauty triangles) or a round sponge with fast tapping motions. If you sweep, it smears the product, whereas if you tap the product it disperses it better. when using a good foundation brush, sweeping and circular motions are better. (At least in my opinion) After it is blended, always set it with powder. I hope that helps. 😁
This is fantastic! I also struggle with similar problems. I would say instead of oils you might be able to use a mixing medium such as the maqpro makeup mixer. It would be worth doing all the base layer in the creme colours while it’s wet, then setting with both a heavy layer of powder (leave it to set into the skin before brushing off excess) and a spray. Anything over this should be applied with a brush and be dry makeup - eyeshadows etc. A powder puff will help you to stop putting fingers on your face while doing the eyes etc - hook the ribbon over the fingers and use the puff to rest between your fingers and the face I hope this helps you!