April 10, 2013
Between contouring, highlighting, and other beauty buzzwords right now it can seem a bit confusing when it comes to cheeks! Pulling out all the stops is fun for special occasions but on a daily basis it’s nice to simplify. Here are 3 products to add to your routine to get that perfectly sculpted cheek everyday!
- To start, you’ll need a matte bronzer, a shimmery highlighting powder, a blush, and an angled brush and a blush brush.
- Start with your angled brush, swirl it into your matte bronzer and apply in a line to the hollows of your cheeks. Sweep it back and forth so it’s blended.
- Dust off your same brush and sweep your highlighting powder on the tops of your cheekbones.
- Take your blush brush and apply your colour starting on the high point of the “apple” of your cheek. Don’t know where the apple of your cheeks are? Just smile! That round higher “cheeky” part that goes up when you smile? That’s the apple! The majority of your blush goes here.
- Now blend your blush back towards your temples. Don’t reload your brush, just use the remainder for this. This will blend everything together!
- Voilá! The perfectly sculpted cheek!
March 13, 2013
With contouring, you can sculpt your face into whatever shape you like. To add shadows or depth, we’re going to use darker powders or creams. Usually, the key places to contour are the hollows of the cheeks (You can find these by sucking your cheeks in like a fishy face), the temples, and the jawline. However, you can pretty much contour wherever you’d like! (Even your nose or eyes – it will help add dimension to your face if it’s looking a bit flat.) When contouring it’s best to use matte products (without shimmer), because this will be more natural looking. (more…)
February 2, 2013
- Guesstimate: grab 3 shades that seem to be in your general shade range and swatch on your jawline. If you can’t or don’t want to swatch it on your face DO NOT use your arm or hand as a substitute! You’ll end up with the wrong color! Use the middle of your chest instead. Ultimately, your chest and face should match!
- Determine: which shade most disappears into your skin? That’s the one you want!
February 1, 2013
Whether you’ll be on the prowl, on a romantic date, or out to dinner with the gals, looking hot on Valentine’s Day is a must! The key is to look chic, but not overdone. Here’s how to get the sexiest makeup look, inspired by classic Valentine’s Day hues, that will have even Cupid trying to snag you as his date. The key points to this sultry look are dramatic eyes, a pop of pink on the cheeks and a red hot lip:
- Apply lightweight foundation: The first step to getting any flawless makeup look is to even the skintone. Using a lightweight, liquid foundation is best because it will even out your skin without making it look cakey. Use your ring finger (which has the lightest touch) to pat foundation onto the face and then blend it down the jawline and neck. (more…)