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The Power of Blue

bella blue “I think fashion trends are moving away from minimalism,” celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose tells (Refinery29). “You see bolder colors, prints and embellished items… so, in turn, you see fun, colorful, and decorative makeup like blue shadow really coming back in a big way.”

We saw blue eyeshadow rocking the runway but little did we know that it would actually turn into a trend that almost everyone is willing to try it. Pastel and metallic eyeshadows are more accepted and used for all skin tones, now its a royal darkish blue that’s waving the eye makeup look. So does it work on absolutely everyone? YES and here’s how.

From my perspective I actually believe that the cobalt blue eyeshadow has nothing to do with skin tone, it’s just a matter of self confidence whether you want to get noticed wearing it or not and be completely shy about it. However some of the shades suit one skin tone more than the other.

maquillaje-3a-a1- It’s way easier to apply – Rule #1 try not to make it look so perfect, the whole point of it is just applying it on the eye making it look disconnected and undone.

2- Tone it down – since you are going bold on the eyes tone it down with the lipstick, mascara, eyeliner and false lashes (Ishimmer : La Belle Lashes, Vamp Lashes and Cluster Lashes). Multiple celebrity makeup artists suggest to go for a dewy skin look rather than the matte look, just to keep the skin looking fresh and vibrant.

3- Smoke it – you can use two shades of blue for a smoky eye effect, only this time it’s blue, for an eye opening look you can add a shimmered eyeshadow towards the inner corners of the eyes.

4- If you want to take this trend one step at a time you can start with a blue wing eyeliner that’s on the upper lid, or a blue eyeshadow that’s traced along the lower lash line. shay-mitchellAccording to Elle Magazine, darker skin tones tend to look better with aquamarine/ teal shades of blue, when lighter skin tones tend to look better with cobalt, royal and darker shades of blue. But really just like I said, I think you can flaunt any shade of blue no matter the skin tone, it’s a statement look just depends if you’re up for it or not.

Recommended Blues: Kim-Kardashian-x-Makeup-By-Mario-Collab-Revealed-3

1- Full Metal Eyeshadow – YSL

2- Vivid Brights Eyeliner – NYX Cosmetics

3- Les 4 Ombres – Chane

5- Dark Star 006 UltraViolet Blue – Pat Mcgrath Labs

6- 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette – KKW X Mario

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Silk Foundation !! Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has been voted as one of the best foundations out there, by celebrity makeup artists and from celebrity themseleves like Kim Kardashian.

dsc_0253This award-winning foundation is formulated with micro-fil technology, producing a low-density product that pairs high-impact pigments with weightless texture. Inspired by the silk shantung worn by kings and emperors, this foundation glides seamlessly onto the skin. It blends well and easily with all skin types, with no break outs.

“These products are directly inspired by the way I choose fabrics for my collections. They allow the natural glow of the skin to come through no matter how many layers you apply.”—Giorgio Armani, Fashion DesignerIMG_4167

TIP: When choosing foundation, never check the color match on your palm or face, the best way to pick a color fit is by applying the foundation on your neck.

 

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4 steps to master the winged liner!! FINALLY

kim-kardashian-west-mario-dedivanovic-20-minute-make-upKardashian makeup master Mario Dedivanovic understands the struggle. Kim Kardashian’s very onw makeup artist gives out his 4 tips to master the winged liner.

  • “Determine first how far out you want to wing the liner.”
  • “Using an nude or white pencil, draw a little dot at the outer corner of eyes to where you want the line to reach.”
  • “Draw the line along your lashes and connect the line to the dot for a perfectly even wing.”
  • “Lean your elbows on a flat surface or table in front of mirror so that you have a very steady hand. Wah lah!”

*** Mario Dedivanovic was asked which liner was his favourite, and he recommends M.A.C Liquid Liner.

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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.

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Limited Edition — Urban Decay

urban-decay-eyeshadow-primer-potion-enigmaUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma-

Gewn Stefani and brand(Urban Decay)  have joined forces to launch The Ultraviolet Edge an initiative created by Urban Decay co-founder Wende Zomnir that aims to donate $500,000 toward organizations that help empower women.

That’s not all, the Makeup benefit of it is: If you have trouble  getting your shadows to stay where they belong, the answer is Enigma. Even more, it leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.

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For your Eyeshape

When it comes to eyeliner, there isn’t a shape that is going to make you look bad, but the way you line your eye can either make the makeup look bad and outdated.

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Asymmetrical Eyes: (One is slightly larger than the other) Line the lashline, from the inner corner to the outer corner, increasing the width at the outer corner on the slightly uneven eye only to make it appear wider and even.

Close-Set Eyes: All you need to do for this eyeshape is create an illusion that your eyes are wider apart than they are. Use a concealer on the inner corners to lighten and open up the eye area. Then, on the outer third part of your eye, create a “V” shape using a black liner, and then trace the shape with a jumbo liquid liner to make a thick wing.

Monolids: Extend the Eyeliner/Eyeshadow along the upperlid. Line the lashline from inner to outer corner and stopping where the eye ends. You can also smudge it out at the outer corners, using a small smudger brush.

Wide Eyes : Wide eyes can handle a lot of look, so go bold/dramatic. Using a waterproof black liner pencil, create a tiny “V” in the inner corner of your eye. Then, go over the line with a liquid liner wing it out at the outer corner.

Small Eyes: To widen small eyes, apply a taupe shadow over the eyelid all the way up to the crease. Next, along the lashline, use a black kohl pencil, smudge it with your fingertip and top with a dark brown eye shadow, increasing the amount of shadow at the outer corners.  Lastly, apply a light pink blush using an eyeshadow brush to the upper outer corners of your eyelid, which instantly opens up the eye.

Almond Eyes: To work with almond eyes, line the inner upper and lower lashes with a waterproof kohl pencil the entire way around your eyes, then trace the outer corners of the upper and lower lashlines, smudging it with a smudged brush. Then, top it with a metallic grey shadow to soften it and use bronzer to even out with the crease for a more natural look.

*This post: Picture from Cosmpolitan, Tips and Tricks a mix from Cosmopolitan and mine.

 

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No Time?

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I am really used to makeup and still it can take me ages to apply it properly, so what if you are a woman who just doesn’t have time to do all this. Great, well makeup brands have come up with a few products that go with the motto “the Faster the Better”. Here are a few products that will save you time and trouble everytime.

1. NARS the multiple stick, $39: This cream to-powder is magic.  Use it on cheeks, lips, eyes, body—wherever!

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2. Garnier BB Eye Roller, $11: This is for those mornings. It calms puffiness, hides dark circles, and awakens eyes with a cooling roll-on applicator. get-the-gloss-the-gloss-report-undereye-concealers-garnier-miracle-skin-perfector

3. Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38; Known as a “10-in-One” —one universal shade gives you smooth coverage and a glowing complexion.

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