PROTIP #3: CONTOUR WITH PRESSED POWDER THAT’S 3 SHADES DARKER THAN YOUR SKIN TONE.

This next tip is beyond simple, yet often overlooked. You can use a pressed powder that’s three shades darker than your skin tone to contour! Many brands don’t make contour powders, and since pressed powders are so accessible (and usually pretty affordable!), this trick makes it easy to find your perfect contour shade. To apply, take your Makeup Geek Angled Stippling Brush and sweep the pressed powder just under your cheekbones. Be sure to blend for a soft and wearable look.

PROTIP #4: APPLY FACE POWDER OVER THE TOP OF YOUR LIPSTICK TO CREATE A MATTE FINISH.

Matte lips has undoubtedly been one of 2014’s most prevalent trends. So what’s a girl to do when her favorite lip colors aren’t matte (insert a sad song on a tiny violin here)? Take a very thin sheet of facial tissue and place it on top of your lips. Next, dust any translucent face powder on top of the tissue with a fluffy face brush. A light layer of powder will transfer through to your lips to create an instant matte finish. Problem solved!

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