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)
Highlighting Tips Using Highlighting Drops Kiko Milano Metal Fusion Highlighting Drops for the face and body. Use them to create an all-over radiant effect. Liquid highlighter for a radiant face and/or body. Formula enriched with pigments that help to conceal imperfections and exalt the complexion. The product can be used alone to highlight the… Continue reading Highlighting Tips!!! Using Kiko Milano Metal Fusion Highlighting Drops!
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!!!
Blush is one of those products that women either apply too heavily or shy away from it completely. Blush has two purposes. The first is to give your complexion a hint of color, or radiance, and emulate a healthy, natural glow. Secondly, it is to sculpt your cheek hollow and make your cheekbones pop! Make… Continue reading Everything You Always Wanted to Know About BLUSH!!!!
If you find that your foundation hasn't covered all of your imperfections to the degree that satisfies you, bring out your trusty concealer to finish the job. Concealers are simply a thicker, heavier version of foundation. They are meant to stick to the skin and cover spots such as acne, dark circles, or hyperpigmentation (sun damage).… Continue reading Concealer Tips & Tricks!!!
Don't overdo the shimmer - if you have shine on your eyes, keep lips nude or matte; if lips are shimmering, keep eyes to a similar pearl finish and avoid shimmer on your face. There are myriad shimmering shades for eyes, from all-out sparkle to subtle pearl. Try before buying, as shades that seem subtle… Continue reading My Favorite Glitter & Shimmer Tips and Tricks! (From One Makeup Artist to Another)
It's tempting to hang on to makeup until you've used every last drop. But make sure you use it before it becomes a playground for bacteria. Here's how long most makeup products last: Liquid Foundation - 6 to 12 Months Liquid Concealer - 1 Year Powder and Stick Concealer - 2 Years Face Powders -… Continue reading Make-Up Shelf Life!!!
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!!!
The color you choose-from fresh pink or soft peach to deep plum, tawny brown, or bronze- makes all the difference to your finished look. If you have very pale skin, shades such as clear rose and a pale apricot give a gentle flush. If you have dark skin, try… Continue reading All About the Cheeks: 101!!!
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!!!!