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The Eyeliner…

I never really moved with a certain makeup trend automatically, it usually takes me sometime to feel a trend and most of the time I don’t follow it.

But this one, the eyeliner trend. I love it, I am so into it I think it’s because I used to love wearing eyeliner in many ways as a teenager growing up. The eyeliner trend however, is not for everyone. It is a bold look of an incomplete wing, graphic or a crazy eyeliner look that defines the eyes.

Personally I feel makeup brings out my features, and in that sense I apply makeup in a way that really shows off my character. Experimenting with the different eyeliner trend is actually a way for me to express myself and what mood I am in. I love it.

Here are the top eyeliner trends:

1- Colored Eyeliner: I would go for a one color eyeliner or mix it with a little bit of black. The most subtle colors are purple, blue and emerald green or even gold it also matches with any of your outfits. You can apply it as a wing liner, or under eye the with a pencil to smudge it out.

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Teni Panosian

2- Negative Space Eyeliner: It’s just the regular wing liner, just minus filling in the wing, so leave the inside of the wing unfilled.

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Negative Space Liner on myself
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Gigi Hadid – Met Gala – Makeup by: Erin Parsons, Using our #ishimmer lashes

3- Incomplete Wing: Start with a regular winged liner and the extend the line on top of your crease tracing it in a V Shape. Do not extend to more than 1/3rd the length of your eyelid. The easiest liquid liner that provides the easiest application is by Grandiose Liner by Lancome, (bendable eyeliner).

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Behati Prinsloo – Makeup by Carolina Gonzalez , using our #ishimmer lashes

4- Dark Eyeliner: A classing eyeliner look only you make the line thicker and go for just black eyeliner. Apply the liner on the upper eyelid and lower connecting them in the inner corners of your eye.

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Lily Aldrige –  Makeup by Carolina Gonzalez – using our #ishimmer lashes
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Highlighting 101 … Strobe Away

Strobing is a technique that only uses light to enhance your face, no bronzer or dark powders involved here. Basically, you’re taking all of your usual contouring steps, but just ditching the part where you carve out your features and heading straight for the highlighter stick. This approach to makeup is supposed to mimic what it’s like to be under bright, flattering lights using illuminating products.

97f2ec179b34ce318bb28617d7728523Avoid using anything matte in your routine as this will just dull down the strobing-tutorialresults. Use highlighter to enhance where light would naturally hit your face, which for most of us is across the temples, cheekbones, and bridge of your nose. If you’re afraid of looking oily, avoid putting any highlighter on your forehead. If you’re lighter skinned, opt for champagne colors, while darker skin tones will look stunning.

Fuse your skincare and makeup together as much possible for a dewy, wet-shine finish. For example:

1) if you use concealer add moisturizer to it.

2) Add shine to the areas of your face that catch light naturally, like your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, or temples.

Some Illuminating Products:- M.A.C Strobe Cream (Cheat: for the lazy girls out there, it does the strobing for you, by just applying the cream itself). Benefit Cosmetics: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, also from Benefit: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl. ,  Charlotte Tilbury’s Highlighter Wand and NYX cosmetics Illuminating Stick.

 

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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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Not Just Goth…

Black Lipstick was not something you expected to see on a run way, party  or a casual outing. Ever since Black Lipstick hit the runway the recurring trend kept coming.  The secret to owning Black Lipstick is the way you paint it on and the makeup on your face, it can turn out pretty Scary. 323abaf0-6770-0132-6983-0e910e60be26

You need to outline outside your lipline, because black lipstick tend to make your lips appear smaller.

  • Avoid the blush, you can just tumblr_mxcehuLDYH1rhnveio1_500stroke on a little bit of blush but you don’t want to over do it.
  • Avoid dark eye shadows.
  • Keep the face light and you’ll see how your skin and face will go quite beautifully with the lipstick.

Itumblr_mfs7siRvNl1r3r4ieo1_500f you think the Black Lipstick is way too dark, makeup artist  Lucia Pieroni filled in the lips with M.A.C. Lip Pencil in Currant and topped it off with M.A.C. Lipmix in Burgundy to add a blackened-cherry color.