Just when we thought the world of beauty couldnâ€™t get any more complicated, we learn that something called â€œsandbaggingâ€ exists. It sounds complex, doesnâ€™t it? Double sigh.
Now, raise your hand if youâ€™ve ever had your makeup run.You spend a ton of time getting your makeup artist on and then, just like that, all your hard work is ruined. Suddenly, that fancy product you bought at Sephora on Treat Yoâ€™ Self Tuesday just doesnâ€™t seem worth it anymore.
Sandbagging essentially uses the concept of sandbags and applies it to makeup artistry. Since sandbags are put down to prevent flooding, the same thing can be said of sandbagging: It prevents all your creative handiwork from running and/or smudging.
BuzzFeed reveals that this technique was developed by Kim Kardashianâ€™s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, and it helps to keep her makeup #flawless. All you have to do is apply your base as you normally would. Then, after this step in complete, you use a makeup sponge to place a ton of loose powder under your waterline and around your mouth.
Once you can see a visible line of powder on these areas, then proceed with the rest of your makeup routine, leaving the powder exactly where it is. Finally, brush off the excess powder when youâ€™re done!
What the powder does is absorb any excess oils that threaten your makeupâ€™s staying power. â€œIt stops eyeshadow, kohl pencils and mascara from smearing onto the lower lash line. This will includes lower mascara too!â€ explains makeup artist Wayne Goss. â€œIts really very similar to â€˜bakingâ€™ but with this technique you are going right to the lower lash line. As far up as you can go. Then allow it to sit for a while, then brush off. NOTHING will smear, smudge or move again! Promise!â€