Underpainting is TikTok's favourite makeup trend – here's how to get the look | The Sun

TIKTOK is going crazy for a makeup technique known as 'underpainting'.

Coined by celebrity makeup artist, Mary Philips, it means doing your sculpting before applying your foundation or base.

Mary Philips uses the technique on A-Listers from Hailey Bieber and Kendal Jenner to Jenifer Lopez and Salma Hayek to create a flawless sculpted look.

But what is underpainting and how does she do it?

Well, it's actually pretty straightforward if you have the right products to hand.

To start, you'll need to pick up a cream contour stick, we recommend Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, £23and mid size foundation brush and create lines on your forehead, under your cheekbones and jaw before blending out as you would with your regular contour.

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Then pick up a smaller fluffy brush to draw two lines down either side of your nose and into the brow bone before blending away the harsh lines.


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Next up, you'll need to use a creamy concealer such as Dior Diorskin Forever Skin Creamy Concealer, £30, under the eyes, beneath where you placed your contour on your cheeks and along the centre of the nose to add brightness.

Then blend in a creamy rosy blush such as Glossier Cloud Paint, £17 or Pillow Talk Lip and Cheek Glow, £30 from Charlotte Tilbury, along your cheekbones and finish with another blush for a final pop of colour.

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Once your underpainting is ready, follow up with yournormal foundation, eye and lip makeup and highlighter and you'll have skin that looks fresh, natural but also sculpted.

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This underpainting technique has quickly gone viral on TikTok because of how simple it is to do.

But the right products are crucial to achieving that your skin but better finish.

These are our go-to products to get the best underpainting results:

  • Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, £23 from Boots – buy here
  • Dior Diorskin Forever Skin Creamy Concealer, £30 from John Lewis – buy here
  • Glossier Cloud Paint, £17 from Glossier – buy here
  • Pillow Talk Lip and Cheek Glow, £30 from Charlotte Tilbury – buy here

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