To Slim Your Nose Apply the shadow on both sides of the bridge of your nose beginning at the top of your nose, along your eye line, and ending at the tip of your nose. Blend the shadow up and down, to keep the color in place. Spreading the color out as you blend will… Continue reading How-To Contour Your Nose (Like A Pro)
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!!!
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!!!!
Light colors highlight and draw areas forward, while dark colors shade and push them back. Employing these techniques together lets you manipulate light and shadow on your face to create illusions. Use highlighter on the higher planes of the face, such as cheekbones, brow bone, nose, chin, under the eyes, inside the tear ducts, and… Continue reading Highlighting 101: All About Highlighting!!!