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Baby Johnson Cleans your Makeup Brushes

IMG_5365Cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis is an absolute must for many reasons.  After multiple uses, bristles begin to build up with residual makeup, which makes them less effective when it comes to application and they become a home for bacteria that will irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

Professional makeup artists usually clean their brushes after every use, but for us at-home users, every week is a good time, but again it depends on often you use them.

  • Step 1 You’ll need Baby Johnson and a fresh towel to lay the brushes on to dry. .
  • Step 2 Add Baby Johnson on to a surface , run your brush’s tip under lukewarm water and gently swirl the brush tip of a surface (a bowl). Tip: Never turn brushes up vertically — make sure they’re always facing downward — otherwise, water will weaken the glue that holds the bristles together.
  • Step 3 Once all the residue is completely gone, set your brush flat on the towel to dry.

Instead of using a bowl or the surface of my sink I’ve been using the Cleaning Mat by Sigma Beauty. I love it because it has 7 different textures to remove everything off your makeup brush without damaging the brush.

 

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Baking — yeah, make-up baking

We can never get enough of upcoming makeup trends and techniques. Contouring, Strobing and now Baking. I am sure you came across makeup baking over the internet, so what is it? and how do you do it?

Baking makeup has been popular in the drag community for years and is even used by Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist (Mario) . To “bake your makeup” means to let your concealer sit on your face for 10 to 20 minutes before blending it, so that your own body heat enables the makeup to melt into your skin and cause it to change color and texture.

baking-largeStep one: apply eye cream around the area to minimise caking.

Step two: dab a thick, creamy concealer in a layer under the eyes and moving towards the temples, blending with a sponge.

Step four: dust translucent powder over the concealed under-eye, to set.

Step five: now that you’ve pre-concealed, you can bake. Dampen a sponge, dip it into more powder and with a suitably heavy-hand, apply a layer under the eyes

Step six: wait for  your face bake for anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes.

Step seven: With a clean fluffy brush, dust away any excess from your under-eyes.

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You can just forget about all the powder and pre concealing and just apply primer, foundation just like you regularly do, go with your normal makeup routing. apply your under-eye concealer in a sideways triangular shape while staying in the cheekbone area. let your concealer sit for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Use the time to line your lips, style your hair, or fill in your brows. Then Blend 🙂

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The Chanel bags under my eye…

Most of us tend to just sweep a layer of concealer to the entire under eye area a super-thick concealer and heaps of powder. WHY?  Movement plus thick concealer and powder equals WEIRD UNBLENDED MAKEUP LINES. The product will settle into the naturally occurring lines under your eyes, wrong. I mean this is a perfect way to cover up zits and blemishes but not the right way for under eye circles.

Two Ways to Conceal the Bags:

1- To Really conceal bags, it’s best to highlight the crease and then apply a darker shade to the actual puffy area.

2- Use a lightweight concealer with a slight color-canceling (Color-Canceling Loose  Powder (CC Powder) or Color Correctors) undertone and blend well. The color of your circles will depend on the undertone that you go for. If your circles are purple or blueish, look for a concealer with a salmon or orangey tone; if your circles appear black or greenish, look for one with a slight yellow tint. Generally (but not always), light complexions will need the salmon tones and darker skin will need the yellow. kylie-jenner-schaut-ernst

My recommendations for Concealers:

1- Mini Miracle Eye Wand, Charlotte Tilbury 

2- Radiant Creamy Concealer, NARS 

3- Intant Age Rewind Concealer, Maybelline 

My recommendations for Color-Correctors:

1- 5 Camouflage Cream Palette, Makeup Forever 

2- Naked Skin Color Correcting Skin, Urban Decay 

3- Reveal Concentrated Color Correcting Drops, Algenist 

My recommendations for Color-Correctors Loose Powders:

1- Prisme Libre Loose Powder – Couture Edition, Givenchy

2-  LeClerc Loose Powder – Orchidee | Bistre

3- Retouching Powder, Bobbi Brown 

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KKW Powder Contour

kkw beauty kitAlthough KKW contour stick got really bad reviews. I honestly believe that the second product of Kim Kardashian is not so bad after all. The Powder Contour Kit in Medium is the one I own.

I loved it, I haven’t used the bronzer shade yet (I found it too dark and has an orange undertone which is not a favorite look of mine).

The compact is divided into four squares, each big enough to dip a bronzing/ contouring brush into aside from the brush that comes with it. The first color is a highlighter, creamy off white in color. Which I love the most, I apply it in the inner corner of my eyes, bridge of my nose and under my brows. It gives off the perfect shimmer illusion.

Second square is the concealer setter (that has a little bit of shimmer / if you like to set your concealers with that), a pale ivory shade that works.

The powder is super pigmented. Last but not least is a neutral taupe brown with no orangey tones blends extremely well, stays put and actually looks very natural even when heavily applied.

I apply this brown tone with no foundation sometimes if I’m in a hurry and need a little bit of contouring, it stays put and the color does not change tones when applied with foundation or without.

The KKW Powder Contour is great for beginners, and if you’re into a nice highlighter shine then this kit is for you. If she sells the highlighter on its own, I think it would be amazing !! I loved it more than other brands I tried, and would definitely continue using the highlighter, the contour part, well there are other brands too.

 

 

 

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For Everyone from Beginner to Pro — The Must Have Book

063d4bcce28253491eee96c95cd25f55Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro

Bobbi Brown’s years of makeup styling experience distilled into one book. Bobbi looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup–from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (Brows, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, and Eye Lashes) no matter your eye color and shape.

Each chapter has thorough step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings, along with Bobbi’s expert, yet assuring, advice. Plus, there’s a groundbreaking section of the book that will be of special interest to women who’ve wanted to know how makeup stylists do what they do: the top beauty secrets only these artists know, essential equipment to keep on hand, how to break into the business, and how to work with photographers and celebrities.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3529057-bobbi-brown-makeup-manual

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Contour Kit…

Anastasia Beverly Hill, Contour Kit. A palette with six shades, three for contouring and three for highlighting. Darker shades of the palette are for shading and defining while lighter shades are made to enhance features. The set contains all the colors to emphasize the jawlines, cheekbones, lips, browbones, eyes and nose.

Its variety of shades are suitable for most skin tones. For those with lighter skin, contour using Fawn. Those with medium skin should stick to Java. And lastly those with darker skin should be using Havana. I think all the highlight shades are fabulous and like there is a shimmer one as well. I especially love Banana as its yellow undertones mask virtually any redness and is perfect for setting your under eye concealer.

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Contour + Highlight Tip:  Draw lines down either side of your nose with a shade 2-3 tones darker than your skin tone. This gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer nose. You can also apply the darker shade under your cheekbones to exaggerate them. The key is to BLEND. You can also apply the contour on your jawline to define and slim your face. Dab a highlighter on the top of cheekbones, your cupid’s bow and down the center of the nose for a dewy finish. There you have it xxx

 

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M.A.C Mineralize Charged Water Hydrating Mist

mac-mineralize-charged-water-e28093-skin-hydrating-mist1A refreshing, hydrating mist that replenishes skin and enhances makeup application and wear. Spray before makeup to create a dewy canvas. Re-apply as needed to replenish moisture or re-set makeupe. Infused with green tea and cirtus scents.

Definietly a must-have.

 

 

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Betty who? Betty Lou Manizer

An #essentail of mine  #bettyloumanizer by @thebalm_cosmetics I wear it a lot, it gives a dewy and #luminous look. Adds warmth and #glow to your face. A must have #summer accessory. Just imagine wearing it after a #tan can be used as a #blush too (bronzed look)
P.S Never wear a #bronzer all over your face.

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Eye Do

Eye do Liquid Liner, Eyebrow Gel by Eyeko. After hearing multiple reviews, I decided to try Eyeko’s very own Eye Do liner, and I loved it. It really reached my expectations,  it’s easy to hold,  trace the line and perfect the cat eye look in just a second.image
As for the Eye brow Gel, I usually use the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder, I mean I still do. But the Eyebrow Gel by Eyeko can be used daily, day and night. I normally use the Anastasia Beverly Hills with Eyeko Brow Gel at night together, on occasions.

 

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The Dual Stick

When you hear about Highlighting & Contouring, you hear about brushes the creams, the powder, but have you heard of a Highlighter and Contour stick?

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The Dual Stick comes in five shades, makes quick work of contouring.  The formula is so creamy which makes it easy to apply. Usually a with a dual stick it is way more easier to have control over the angles and areas you wanna shade, ex, nose.