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Everyday Uses for Theatrical Makeup: Ben Nye Shimmer Powder

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Want a Dewy-look but can't live without a little powder to set your makeup? Then there is Ben Nye Shimmer Powder. The powder is not as concentrated as a typical highlighting so it can be applied more liberally for an all over shine without making you feel like you're a vampire from Twilight. As seen in the image below, the shimmer catches the light on the wearer's collarbones but doesn't make it obvious that she is using a shimmer powder to get that shine.. 

The powder can be built up as well to create a more concentrated look but then we recommend adding some Ben Nye Final Seal to really set that look in place. Again a powder brush over liquid or creme makeup will help create this my-skin-just-always-looks-this moisturized appearance. 

Everyday Uses for Theatrical Makeup: Ben Nye Colorless Powder/ Mehron Colorset Powder

For those people who are blessed with a lack of under-eye bags or are simply well-rested but still want to keep their eye makeup from transferring, there is Ben Nye's Colorless Powder or Mehron Colorset Powder. These powders appear white in their undisturbed form but when applied do not deposit any color. In the images below, the powders [...]

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Everyday uses for Theatrical Makeup: Ben Nye Banana Powder

Theatrical makeup seems to imply that the use is only for the theater or another dramatic form of production but theatrical makeup has other purposes that can be used in your daily makeup routine as well.The best known example is Ben Nye's Banana Powder. In 2016, Kim Kardashian's beauty routine was divulged by her makeup [...]

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Ben Nye Grime FX Powders & Quick Dirt Liquids!

We've re-branded our Character Powders and liquid Quick Grease and Quick Dirt as our new Grime FX series. New Dirt (dark brown), Sand, Slime, Stone and Grit join favorites, Charcoal (now Coal), Plains Dust and Ash Powders. Apply with pounce bag or brush. Small and large jars are available now; Mini Shakers available early-November. We [...]

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Mardi Gras Costumes: 10 Best Ideas for Singles, Couples, and Children

Mardi Gras will be coming up very soon, it's February 25th this year. Do you have your Mardi Gras costumes yet? There are so many different possibilities when it comes to costumes it can be hard to choose. There are lots of options to choose from but here are the top 10 costumes for singles, couples, [...]

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7 Little Known Facts About Knights

January 4th is National Trivia Day! A day to honor all of us who have astounding facts, history, and quotes in the recesses of our brains. To commemorate this holiday, we are going to share a few facts about knights you may not have been aware of. 1. The word Knight derives from "cniht", an old [...]

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Chic, Sophisticated and Daring: Dressing Up in 1920s Costumes

Chic, Sophisticated and Daring: 1920s Costumes The roaring twenties was an age of jazz, economic prosperity, and unique fashion sense. It's also a period in time that offers a range of creative ideas for Halloween costumes. When it comes to Halloween, the more authentic your costume looks, the better. Take a look at our list of the [...]

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Prost! What to Wear to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is an important German holiday and cultural celebration that started as a wedding celebration in 1810. Today, Oktoberfest is an annual holiday celebrated by Germans or those of German descent all over the world. For over two whole weeks every year, Germans listen to Bavarian music and drink beer to celebrate their heritage. Ironically, the [...]

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The Best Comic Book Conventions of the Next Year

Comic book conventions are the place to go if you are an avid fan of comic books, pop culture, sci-fi, and fantasy. Or, if you just like to have a really, really fun time!  Where else can you hang out with all your favorite superheroes, anime and literary characters, and meet the people who created them?  Keep reading [...]

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David Bowie & Glam Rock Makeup Tutorial

Start off with a blank canvas: either a clean face, or a foundation several shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Powder with Ben Nye’s Neutral Set Powder.Here we used Ben Nye’s creme foundation in “Fairest” all over the face and down the neck as well as lightly sponging the product over the ears and then across the [...]

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