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Unread 07-12-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Problems with blending

Okay, so I'm making progress on practicing crossplay makeup, but I just can't seem to get the countouring and highlighting to blend well together. I use a white powder from Ben Nye and a dark brown countouring powder. But when I try to blend them, while I may tone them down a bit, the boundaries are really still obvious.

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Unread 07-12-2013, 02:44 AM   #2
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The downside with using powder is that it sits on top of the skin. Creams will blend into your skin, and foundation, better. This is especially true with crossplay makeup, where blending is essential. You can try using foundation that's darker and lighter than your natural skin tone. Or use cream contour and highlight products; Ben Nye has some. Best of luck!
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The cream type really is your best bet. For a powder, you'd want more of a golden bronzer instead of a dark brown, but it wouldn't be ideal, still. The white powder may be okay, especially if you're trying to go a bit pale - since it won't look like dirt on the skin like the dark brown will want to.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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If going with creams then should I do everything with the same stuff? That is, I currently have some ELF foundations, would those still blend with creams from Ben Nye?
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