Make the Most of Your Box: Sleek Pout Paint
Many of you have contacting us on social media and via our customer services to ask about the Sleek Pout Paints we sent you in your July Box. To help you make the most of them, we asked our good friend and professional make-up artist Steph G-M how you can make the most of these innovative tubes of pigment. They key here is to embrace the artistic side in you and have a good old play with these great colours!
How did you mix your pout paint pigments?
“These days there are so many wonderful products out there our makeup bags are growing by the minute, so its great when you find a product like the Sleek Pout Paint that has multiple uses. Here are a few tips on how to make the most out of your Pout Paint.
- As they’re called Pout Paint we may as well start with the lips! A little of this product goes and extremely long way, so it’s best to start by putting a tiny dot of your color on the back of your hand and patting it until you get the coverage that you like, this is applicable to most creams. This way you won’t end up with too much on your lips and in a total panic end up wiping it off and staining your face! It always helps the lasting power if you powder your lips first. Pat on a thin layer using your finger for a stained effect or slightly thicker (safer with a brush) for a lipstick affect.
- If you have the blue or white Pout Paint and aren’t in the mood to try something crazy, then these colors are great money savers. You can mix a bit of the blue in with a lipstick you already have to make it deeper or more purple, this way you have a few options. Blue undertones create the illusion of whiter teeth, so it’s worth having a play with this one! The white is great for brightening up any winter colors you may have sitting around not being used or making a pastel lip or cheek color. Again, using the back of your hand scrap some lipstick off the bullet using your brush then add the smallest amount of blue or white and apply. This is obviously also applicable to any other colors you may have.
- The Sleek Pout Paints make for awesome blushers as well, it’s all in the application. So for a sunkissed look either using a fluffy blusher or powder brush or your index and middle finger (blending with your thumb) Apply some of the paint onto the back of your hand again and then pat onto the center of your cheek just below your eye and blend outwards. For a more contoured blush look apply the paint starting from the outside lightly working your way into the center of your cheek. Once again remember a little goes along way, these badboys will last a lifetime!
- These Pout Paints make awesome cream eyeshadows as well. The best way to work them is using a fluffly blending brush instead of a flat eyeshadow brush, which will pick up too much paint. Make sure you apply very little concealer to your eyelid first and then some powder. Then start in the middle of the eye and work your way out no higher than your socket bone. Of course if you are more comfortable doing it with your fingers use a ‘pat and flick’ motion, pat on with your ring finger and flick upwards so that the strongest part of color is in the center of your eyelid.
- You can always turn any powders you have eg. blusher or eyeshadow into a new color by adding some of your Pout Paint to it. Scrape it off onto a little plate and then mix in some of your paint. Play around with the colors and see what you can come up with, then wear it on your eyes, lips or cheeks!
- It’s still that time of year when all the festivals are happening! So your Pout Paint can be your best friend if you have the brighter colors use them as facepaint and gently powder over the top so it holds better or if you have the neutral colors you can use them as an all-rounder and wear it on your lips and cheeks.
Get to creating and make the most of your Sleek Pout Paints!
Steph G-M x”