With our stencils, getting the perfect makeup swatch is as easy as 1… 2… 3!
- First, gently peel off the stencil backing (be careful not to rip or stretch the design – some of our more complicated designs are fragile) and apply the stencil to clean, dry skin. Gently pat the stencil all over to ensure every section is adhered to the skin.
- Next, apply your chosen product(s) – you can use a primer or just go straight in, use a brush or your fingers – whatever you like! Make sure you get the product into every nook and cranny so you don’t miss any details!
- Lastly, give the stencil a quick blow to remove any excess product, peel off the stencil, and… voila! Your perfect swatch is complete!
What’s a swatch?
A swatch is a way for beauty bloggers, makeup artists, brands and makeup enthusiasts to show the true colour and formula of a makeup product against the skin (rather than in the packaging, which can be misleading). It’s traditionally applied to the skin (usually the forearm or hand), and may be done with or without primer. Lip swatches are also used to show the true colour and finish of lip products, and brands have also started creating swatches across a variety of skin tones.