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Body Makeup: Everything You Need To Know

What is body makeup?

Body makeup is a type of makeup that can be applied anywhere on the body for colour and coverage. It can add a glow to the body especially when skin is exposed to sunlight during summertime.

Why do people use body makeup?

So you might be thinking, why can't people just use regular face makeup on their bodies? Well, body makeup is formulated to be transfer-proof and to have a consistency that is easy to distribute across the skin. Body makeup is really popular in Summer as it evens out skin tone and matches your face shade. It can also be used to cover skin imperfections on all areas of the body.

Bonus Tip: Using body makeup actually works out cheaper than purchasing a smaller bottle of face makeup over the body

What to look for in body makeup?

It is important to do your research when purchasing body makeup and here are a few things to consider. Is it waterproof and transfer-resistant? What shade will I need and will this be darker if it's Summer? and is there any shimmer or glitter in the product that I should consider?

How To Apply Body Makeup

1. Prep the skin by exfoliating and moisturising just like when applying self-tanner

2. Slightly warm the product on the back of your hand and apply it using a body makeup brush

3. Use the brush to create a layer of product on the skin, paying extra attention to the back of legs and shoulders

4. Apply another layer but avoid using too much product or it might transfer]

5. Set with your regular setting powder in transfer prone areas

Body Makeup Recommendations

- KKW Beauty Skin Perfecting Body Foundation

- M.A.C Studio Face and Body Foundation

- Tarte Shape Tape Waterproof Body Makeup (Check out those results!)

- Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer + Kabuki Brush

- Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Spray


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