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The Ultimate Beauty Tool: Your Hand!

The ultimate lo-fi beauty tool: your dominant hand! So give your brushes a break and follow these pro tips.

Jessica Matlin

4 REASONS TO GO FREEHAND

1 IT’S SEXY IN THAT NBD WAY

“Using your hands to blend creamy products—cream is the only formula that works sans brush—creates a more natural, sensual look,” says Rose-Marie Swift, make-up artist and Founder of RMS Beauty, a line of finger-paint friendly products.

2 YOU ACTUALLY HAVE MORE CONTROL

“Your fingertips sense texture, moisture, and viscosity in a way that a brush or sponge can’t,” says make-up artist Dick Page, known to ditch a brush backstage.

3 BLENDING IS EASY

“Your body heat naturally warms the product, allowing it to melt into the skin,” says Rose- Marie. Darker pigments go on pretty and sheer; stick foundations glide on easily.

4 IT’S MORE SANITARY 

Another perk: “You alway ys know how clean your hands are,” say ays make-up artist Tom Pecheux. You can’t say the same about brushes languishing in a damp bathroom.

FINGER PAINTING 101

How to apply all your products perfectly, no tools required.

BASE 

Do the dot method, says Dick. “Apply dots of pigment&md


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