Makeup, in my opinion, is not designed to disguise who you are, but to enhance what you already have. Unique features are what make us beautiful - and more importantly, individuals. Contouring, as we know it through social media, is all about narrowing the nose, hollowing the cheeks and chiseling the cheekbones. Overall, creating illusions.… Continue reading How-To Highlight and Contour!!! (Step by Step)
Layering is applying eyeshadow on a gradient, with the lightest shadow color under the brow bone and the darkest color along the lash line. This technique is great for any makeup novice and essential for people with mono-lids as well as thin-lids. You can layer up to four shades, ending with a layer of… Continue reading Eyeshadow Techniques: Layering Eyeshadow!!!
Cheek Using a highlighting product, or a light eyeshadow works just as well, apply it in a thin line along the top of your cheekbone. Blend it upwards and over the top of your eyebrow, in a "C" shape. This technique defines your cheeks and is what is now commonly referred to as the "JLo Glow".… Continue reading Highlight Basics For Beginners!!!
Cheek Using the tip of your blush brush, apply a sheer amount of your darker color just slightly above the cheek hollow, starting from the hairline and blending it down around your cheek. You want to create a shadow here. Jaw To create a more defined jawline, go ahead and apply the darker color along… Continue reading Contour Basics for Beginners!!!
Different hairstyles suit different face shapes. The four main face shapes are Oval, Round, Heart-Shaped, and Square. To figure out what shape your face is, pull all your hair back with a headband. Look in a mirror and trace around the outline of your face with a lipstick or eyeliner, onto the mirror (the sharp… Continue reading How to Figure Out Your Face Shape!!!
Big fat brushes can be difficult to control and make it easy to put on too much product. Apply powder bronzer with a smaller brush, tapping off the excess first. Cream or liquid bronzer should be applied with a sponge or your fingers and blended out. Apply bronzer only where your face would naturally catch… Continue reading How to Apply Bronzer Like A Pro!!!!!
Prominent cheekbones slim the face and suggest dignity- here's how to accentuate them. (A word of warning- if you have a round face, embrace it: faked cheekbones will look artificial.) Use a deeper color than on the apples of your cheeks, but not one too dark for your skin tone or it will look obvious-… Continue reading How to Sculpt the Cheekbones!!!
This technique is often talked about but little understood. Done badly, it can look as if lines have been "drawn" on the face, but when it is done well, the shape of the face is subtly altered. Remember: the job of makeup is to emphasize individual beauty, not make every face conform to a perfect… Continue reading Contouring 101: Techniques, Tools, Tips & Tricks Everything You Need To Know!!!!
Contouring With makeup, you can alter your face shape to give the illusion of a perfect, symmetrical face. Because an oval face shape is considered the ideal, you can use a combination of shading and highlighting on all other face shapes to make them appear more oval. You can also enhance or reduce… Continue reading All About Contouring: 101!!!
Correcting Techniques: Forehead and Jawline Shading along the hairline or just at the base of your face helps to minimize a high forehead, a square jaw, a double chin, or a long face. But there are ways to do it. You don't want to rub color carelessly across… Continue reading Correcting Techniques: Forehead and Jawline!!!