“Sandbagging” Will Be Your Next Essential Makeup Technique

Oh god, all these makeup techniques and secrets are starting to overwhelm me. The “latest” trend isn’t exactly “new” as makeup artist Mario Devanovic posted an Instagram photo about the setting trick on Kim Kardashian 13 months ago.


Sandbagging is about soaking up all the grease on your face. Use a sponge to cake on loose powder over your foundation underneath the eyes and around your lips. Wait a few minutes for the powder to set. It should absorb the oils and ensure that your makeup stays smooth and matte all day.

Beauty vlogger Wayne Goss created a tutorial for sandbagging. He says that the name comes from how sandbags prevent flooding. “What we’re trying to do is create a dam,” he says.

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