“How to them them last longer”
Temporary fairy tattoos are all the rage right now. The best part of wearing tattoos in temporary form is that you can see if you like wearing the design for an extended period of time. If you want give your favorite winged creature design a test run then you certainly want your temporary one to last longer. The makeup tips below will show you the method professional makeup artists use to apply them.
Temporary Tattoo Preparation
Make your temporary fairy tattoos last as long as possible by providing a good clean skin surface for it to adhere to. One of the most often overlooked makeup tips is actually the easiest – Shave the area!
The fine hairs that protect your skin are also the same ones that will provide a layer between your skin and your temporary tattoos. The tattoo will never actually be set on the skin if you don’t shave first.
Clean Your Skin:
Once you have washed and shaved the area then apply isoprophyl alcohol to remove any leftover soap residue. It will help the area to remain oil-free. The alcohol in the astringent also dries your skin slightly just like it does on your face. Although not completely necessary, you will find that your temporary fairy tattoos will adhere better if you take this step first.
Applying Tattoo Transfers
1. Place the tattoo on your skin and press down on it.
2. Wet the tattoo with water or 70% isoprophyl alcohol and let the liquid soak into the paper.
3. Wait the recommended time. Usually about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4. Slowly peel back the paper being careful not to remove any of the tattoo with it.
5. Slightly press your design down by tapping it with your finger. If the skin area is still too wet, then take a little makeup wedge and tap it.
6. Let both your skin and the tattoo dry completely.
How To Make Tattoos Look Real
“Finishing touches makes a big difference!”
The secret is to powder your fairy tattoo with translucent powder. Do not use baby powder. Baby powder has a sheen. You want to use a translucent matte makeup powder.
It doesn’t have to be an expensive one – cheap powder works fine for this. Powdering the tattoo takes off any fake shine and helps the area to look more matte like your skin.
Temporary fairy tattoos are a makeup accessory. They’re fun because you can change your look with them at any time. If you take the above steps to apply your designs you’ll find that your favorite one lasts longer than if it’s just slapped on haphazardly. Have fun with your winged friends, that’s what they’re for!