What are makeup (papiers) papers?
Designed by professional makeup artist, Mai Tran, Mai Couture Papiers harness the ancient Chinese secret of applying papers saturated with colored cosmetics to paint the face in a subtle, yet glamorous way. Translating this Asian art form into modern day, Mai Couture Papiers are expertly formulated to remove excess facial oil—allowing makeup applications to last longer and make touch-ups a breeze. Mai Couture Papiers are the mess-free, portable solution for women on the go.
What are the benefits of using makeup papers versus traditional makeup products?
Mai Couture is a natural extension of your existing makeup collection. It's the most convenient and mess-free beauty routine for fuss-free mobile beauty. Because the papers naturally absorb facial oils, makeup applications using the papers tend to outlast traditional makeup.
Are the products shimmery or glittery?
We use very refined shimmer that gives your skin a healthy natural glow. It’s a beautiful sheen without looking shimmery or glittery.
Can I use Mai Couture products over other products?
Yes. Our products can be used over any products. All products are designed to wear over bare skin as your main source of makeup or as an enhancer or touch-up throughout the day.
Can I use the paper more than once?
The papers are hypoallergenic and designed to use just once for sanitary reasons. Dirt and oil from your skin will transfer to the paper so it is best to dispose of after each use to maintain a clean, healthy complexion.
Can I use this on bare skin?
You can use it over moisturized or powdered skin, as well as over liquid foundation. If using over liquid foundation, we recommend gently patting versus rubbing the paper onto the skin.
Can I use these papers with a brush?
Yes, you can apply the product directly from the paper or by using a brush. The brush picks up just enough powder from the paper so you no longer have to tap off the excess. You can also use a fan brush, the ideal brush, to further blend product applied with the papers.
Do I need the full sheet of blush for one application?
Half a sheet has enough pigment for both cheeks. Using a full sheet allows for greater color pay-off.
Do the products work on dry skin?
We recommend the pigmented papers on dry skin. The ingredients in the formula help brighten dull skin instantly and sit best on dry, moisturized skin.
How do I achieve a more intense color?
Our formulas are sheer and buildable. For more intense color, simply apply more pressure or add additional layers of color, if needed.
How do I get an even application with the blush papers?
Gently rub or tap the colored side of the paper to apples of your cheeks. You can also place the paper around two fingers (your pointer and index fingers) and roll your fingers in a slight rocking motion along your cheek to apply a soft wash of color. Use more pressure for more intense color. Use the non-colored side of the paper to buff, if needed.
How do I get an even application with the foundation papers?
Sweep the powdered side of paper throughout the face. When the powder is completely transferred to the skin, use the paper to buff out any uneven powder deposits.
How lightweight are the products?
Every booklet weighs 0.5oz or less, not to mention you can cut down on multiple, weightier product—especially when traveling.
How long will the formula last?
Makeup tends to fade as our face naturally produces oil. By using Mai Couture products, you will be removing excess oil, allowing your makeup to last much longer.
How often should I use the products?
As often as needed. Because our products remove dirt and excess oil, the formula will last longer than your traditional makeup. Oil production is the main reason traditional makeup does not last.
I have extremely oily skin with occasional breakouts. What products do you recommend?
We recommend using our salicylic acid papers twice a day to help reduce breakouts. Using our makeup papers will also help with future breakouts as you will be eliminating bacteria that accumulates on brushes.
I have sensitive skin. What products do you recommend?
Our products are great for sensitive skin as they are formulated without any harsh chemicals. All of our products are free of paraben, talc, and mineral oils.
Will any of the products enhance my wrinkles and lines?
No. We use very high-quality grade ingredients. Our formulas are sheer, buildable and not cakey—designed to not creep into fine lines. In fact, the ingredient kaolin found in most of our products will help smooth fine lines and cover imperfections.
Will the colors stain my fingers while applying?
There may be a little powder residue on your fingers but you can easily fold the paper in half and rub it off on the non-colored side.