By Marianne Mychaskiw
Updated Apr 05, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Kim Kardashian West
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Just when you thought your contouring game was strong, along comes sandbagging—a pretty funny name for a makeup technique that delivers serious results. Coined by Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, the process is similar to the "baking" method that went viral on every single social media platform ever, and officially brings those days of running eyeliner and bleeding lipstick to an end. So, what's in a name? Other than conjuring up some slightly vulgar connotations, the "sandbagging" moniker references what actual sandbags do IRL, meaning, they form a barricade around a specific area against a flood. The same concept can be applied to your makeup by creating sweat-proof barriers around your eyes and lips, and you'll definitely want to practice it before the heat and humidity take effect in a few months.

Try your hand at the method by starting with your everyday foundation and concealer routine, then pick up a makeup sponge you've dipped into loose powder, and dab the product around your mouth as well as your under-eye area. More is more when it comes to this technique, so in this case, you want to see the lines created by the powder—at least until it has had time to set. Apply the rest of your face as usual as the powder absorbs the oil in those particular areas. After about 10 to 15 minutes, use a large brush to sweep away the excess powder until you're left with a natural finish that won't quit.