With Seint’s recent release of new Demi Colour Edits, I thought this would be a good time to provide some education on how to use Demi Colour by Seint Makeup. Demi Colour is a new and innovative approach to makeup. I’ve spoken before about the advantages of working from home with Seint, and I have taken my expertise as a makeup artist to the next level by with my expertise in Demi Colour. Because this makeup is such a breakthrough approach to makeup, it is important to understand how to properly use and apply Demi with the help of a trained Demi Colour Artist. So today I am going to give you an in-depth overview of how to use Demi Colour.
This new approach definitely comes with a learning curve- but please don’t give up! I am here with all the knowledge you will need to learn how to apply Demi Colour properly. The benefits of using Demi Colour include:
- Filtering out blemishes
- Filtering dark under eyes
- Does not crease
- Filtering rosacea, melasma, and sun spots
- Won’t add texture; your skin will still look like skin!
- Blends with your skin tone all year long (making this the best makeup investment ever!)
- Moves with your skin to last all day
- Allows your unique beauty to shine through!
First things first- lighting! I talk about the importance of lighting in my post about the best Makeup Tips for Zoom , and it’s just as true and applicable here. Lighting is key to ensure you color match yourself correctly with Demi Colour. When applying your makeup, always find the spot in your home with the best natural lighting. Find a window and sit facing towards it, or open your back door and sit in the entrance of it. If it’s too chilly to sit outside or you don’t have a great window, try using natural white light bulbs. Be sure to avoid any yellow hues!
Be Patient with Demi Colour
When you are starting out with Demi, patience is key. While I am going to provide you with some great information about how to determine the right colors and then properly apply Demi Colour, it will take time to identify the excess colors in your own face, and figure out which Demi shades need to be used. It will take time to become comfortable identifying colors and applying this yourself. This approach is new, innovative, and will be well worth it in the end!
Start with 3 Distractions to Color Match
To begin with Demi Colour, look at your face. Because of the approach of our beauty industry, many women think they have a whole face of distractions and just want to cover them all. But remember with Demi, this is a new approach. The first thing you will do is pick 3 distractions on your face. Examples of this would be dark under eyes, rosacea, a blemish, or melasma. Once you’ve identified 3 distractions, you will look at excess color within that distraction. If the distraction is larger than a sesame seed, please understand that you will be looking at more than one color. Lean in close to the area you’ve identified as a distraction, and find the darkest points within the area.
We always want to filter out the darkest points first, because multiple dark points can create an illusion of a discolored area rather than a discolored point. Our goal is to get the most impact with the least amount of makeup possible.
The Demi Code
Once you’ve found those points you will ask yourself two things. The first one is: Is it excessively dark? Meaning, that it is darker than most areas on your face.
If the answer is yes, then the point is going to be in the blue family.
The second question is: Is it excessively saturated? Meaning, the color is vibrant, like neon or fire.
If the answer to the second question is yes, then we know that it is in the red family.
When the point is both excessively saturated and dark it is most likely excess violet. If the point is dark but not excessively saturated we know it’s either excess blue or green.
Filter the Distractions using Color Science
Now that we’ve reviewed the darkest points within a distraction, and we know how to identify its excess color, we will filter those points using the simple color science of complementary colors.
Select the color using the 1’s in your edit directly across from your excess color on the color wheel. For example: if you have identified an area as having excess blue, the complementary color (opposite on the color wheel) to blue, is orange. This means you will want to begin with O1. This should neutralize the excess color of the point easily. If it does not, try using one of the 3’s, and so on until you find the correct color to neutralize the area and make the distraction disappear.
Use the brush closest in size of the point of distraction and pick up the least amount of product possible. Oftentimes, the Spot Brush will be the best brush for most Demi Colour applications because of its pinpoint precision. Apply lightly but directly to the point. Going outside the point you are targeting will create a halo effect that you will want to avoid!
Once you have filtered only the darkest points of the distraction and given your skin a few moments to settle, you can determine if the area flows with the surrounding skin or if it’s still distracting and requires more filtering. The point is not to have the area colorless, you just want it to flow in harmony with the various beautiful colors that are naturally on your face.
You can see why this method takes patience! But I promise it is worth it in the end. Once you’ve used the color science method with the three distractions you selected, move on to the remainder of your face and filter any other areas you wish. By giving yourself time to practice this method, it will get easier and easier to achieve the flawless skinamalist finish you desire! I give even more tips on my Instagram account @thecountoredlawyer and I have three highlights dedicated specifically to Demi!
Enhancing Your Natural Beauty
The magic of Demi Colour is actually the magic of your own skin! Demi doesn’t create layers to hide your face. The color science behind Demi Colour just helps filter out the distractions so your natural beauty can shine through!
Your natural beauty is extraordinary and exclusive; we want you to share it with the world! And this is how to use Demi Colour to make sure you are using the right colors and technique to get that flawless, filtered – but natural – finish! Ready to dive in yourself?! Click here to shop!