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How To Apply Pigment Powder Five Ways

How To Apply Pigment Powder Five Ways
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The festive season is finally here and our ‘Merry Metallics’ GLOSSYBOX is about to add a touch of glitz and glamour to your beauty routine. Why? Because we’re showing you how to apply pigment powder! Oh, and we’re treating you to a pot of it too.

About Your Steve Laurent Pigment Powder

That’s right! Your December GLOSSYBOX includes a gorgeous, golden-hued powder by Steve Laurent. If you haven’t discovered the wonders of pigment powder yet, prepare to be amazed!

Highly-pigmented, this glittery powder allows you to create endless dazzling looks. If you haven’t used it before, then this tutorial will guide you through how to apply pigment powder…

Insider Tip: To avoid getting too many pigments on your brush, always use the shaker cover to control how much you dispense. It will not only prevent you from wasting any powder, but will ensure that you don't get glitter everywhere.

How To Apply Pigment Powder

1. A Dazzling Eyeliner

What could be more festive than a touch of gold eyeliner? A design that looks good all year round, it is particularly on-trend this time of year.

use pigment powder as an eyeliner

To achieve the look, simply mix your pigments with some setting spray to create a smooth paste. Then, take a dampened thin eyeliner brush, dip it into the paste and sweep it along your upper lash line. Delicate and subtle, it adds an elegant touch of glamour. If you ask me, it’s a great day look!

2. A Creamy Eyeshadow

Of course, if you’re headed to a Christmas party or want to look extra glitzy when you hit the town, you’ll need a full eye look.

pigment powder as an eyeshadow

Again, mix your pigments with some setting spray to create a creamy formula, then pat it onto your whole lid, working from the inner corners of your eyes out towards your crease. Give it a few minutes to set, then add a touch of black eyeliner and a few lashings of mascara. It’ll create a truly eye-catching party look!

3. A Glittery Finish

Naturally, you can also apply the pigments as a dry powder. In this case, I’d recommend packing the pigments over a matte eyeshadow to create a shimmery finish.

pigment powder smokey eye

Start by creating a soft, brown-hued smokey eye (think cream and light bronze as a base and dark shades in your crease), then use a flat eyeshadow brush to pack the pigments onto the centre of your lid. Adding a touch a gold shimmer to the inner corner of your eyes will also enhance your look.

4. An Iridescent Highlighter

While not all pigment powders can be used as highlighters (it really depends on their hue), this gold shimmer can! It looks great on all skin tones and can be as subtle or as extravagant as you like.

pigment powder as highlighter

Simply swirl an angled highlighter brush into the powder, tap off any excess, then sweep it across your cheekbones. You can also use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply it to the arch of your eyebrows and your Cupid’s bow.

5. A Glittery Addition To Your Nail Polish

We often get requests for tutorials on how to apply pigment powder, and that’s because it is so versatile. Did you know you can even use it to create a glittery nail polish?

All you need to do is mix some pigments into clear nail polish, then brush it onto your nails. The more pigments you use, then more intense the shimmer.

And that wraps up your guide on how to apply pigment powder! We can’t wait for you to try the Steve Laurent shimmer in your December GLOSSYBOX!

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