How To Press Pigments
How To Press Pigments
This video shows some easy and effective ways to use press pigments and loose pigments in different ways, to create some great looks.
Okay, so today, I'm going to show you how to use press pigments, and also loose pigments. We're going to do something a bit different today, and not always use them for eyes; that's the obvious area. We're going to use pigments to actually highlight the face, and also on the lips.
We're going to start with kind of silvery white press pigment. You load up your brush. Pigments work better with soft fluffy brushes rather than tightly packed ones.
We're going to use this to highlight the cheekbone and just under the eye area, and then blend. You get different types of press pigments, so some of them are just slightly iridescent; some will have more of a glittery feel to them. This is one of the latter, so you don't want to use too much.
You want to kind of highlight that area so when the light hits the cheekbones, you can see some little bits of glitter there. A very similar one, this is slightly creamier. This is going to go right under the eye, and this is a different consistency and you'll see when it goes on the face.
So you take the product right into the corner of the eye, and kind of just press it in there, just to open up the eye area. Now, this pigment, once you press it in, it's just like a pearlized eye shadow, as opposed to having distinct particles of glitter. And then you want to just blend those two together, and then we're going to do the other side.
Okay, so we've just finished off the other side with the highlighting, and the pigment just in the eye area. Now, pigments are great for highlighting and definition. So I'm just going to do a slight highlighting in the center of the forehead and down the nose, again, very subtle.
Once you've placed your color, just blend it, this will look really nice when the light hits your face. Okay, that's the skin finished. Now, we're going to use a pigment on the actual lip area.
I'm going to use, this one isn't pearlized now, it's a matte pigment in red, and it's a matte color. I'm going to mix it with gloss, and do that as an alternative to a red lip. So, clear gloss, with the red pigment.
You're going to create kind of a paste. Because we're just going to use the gloss straight onto the lips, it's quite important to line the lips here. This will help with the lips bleeding.
I'm using a neutral color because I don't want to have an actual red lip line. You definitely need a brush for this. Load up your brush.
When applying quite a dark lipstick, I like to start in the middle and then work out to the outer edge, gives you a bit more control. So, this is a really great way that you could do a day look into evening, so just using the press pigments without the lip for a very natural day look, maybe with a bit of gloss, or just some lip balm, and then adding this lip on for your evening. And that's a very creative and different way to use your press pigments.