The March Allure Beauty Box is packed with so many amazing hair, skin, and makeup products, and we’re pretty pumped about it. We can’t show you the entire box just yet (trust us, it’s worth the wait!), but we can give you an exclusive sneak peek at one of the items in it: Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Loose Powder. This superfine, translucent powder is great at controlling shine. But that’s not all it can do—here are four more genius ways to use it.
__1. Instant lash volume.__Want thicker lashes? You could get that plumped-up effect by piling on many, many coats of mascara. Or you could simply sprinkle a tiny amount of translucent powder over your lashes in between two coats of mascara, which will bulk up lashes in way less time. Just be sure to apply the loose powder while the first coat of mascara is still a little bit wet so that it sticks.
__2. Avoid an eye-shadow mess.__We love a good smoky eye just as much as, well, every other beauty editor. But one thing we don’t love? A smattering of black eye shadow on our cheekbones. To avoid a raccoon-y mess, dust a generous layer of loose powder under each eye before you start your eye makeup. Let it sit while you layer and blend your shadow, and when you’ve smoked your outer corner to perfection, use a clean, fluffy brush to dust off the excess below your eyes, along with any traces of fallen shadow.
__3. Make your eyeliner last.__Before swiping an eyeliner pencil along the upper lash line, makeup artist Pat McGrath dusts loose, translucent powder on the lid first as a base. After drawing it on, finish with another layer of translucent powder: “It keeps the pencil from smudging into the crease when you open your eyes,” McGrath says.
__4. Fix a blush mistake.__If you’ve applied too much blush—whether cream or powder—dust over the area with translucent loose powder to tone it down. (Makeup remover will cause streaks, and tissue will leave fuzz behind.)
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