Highlighting and contouring

Highlighting and contouring are two crafty li’l tricks that you can use to enhance your bone structure and make it look like you’re constantly under the most flattering movie lighting possible. Even if you’re not going to an event, it’s fun to experiment with elements of ~drama~ in your makeup. This tutorial will show you how to use foundation, concealer, and powder to put a spotlight on your natural gorgeousness. Let’s get to it!

What you’ll need:

  • Liquid foundation in your normal shade. tumblr_nmbwgh0SmL1so3gswo1_r2_1280.png
  • Liquid concealer or foundation in a slightly lighter color than your skin.
  • Concealer, foundation, or powder in a slightly darker color than your skin.
  • Setting powder
  • Blush
  • A powder brush
  • Optional: a foundation brush or sponge
  • Optional: a concealer brush

STEP 1

After cleaning and moisturizing your skin, apply your foundation all over your face using a foundation brush or your fingers.

STEP 2

Blend your foundation to about midway down your neck. If your skin is naturally darker, then this step makes the difference between my face and neck less stark.

STEP 3

Mix your lighter concealer or foundation with your regular foundation using a brush or your fingers.

STEP 4

Using a concealer brush or your fingers, apply the lighter makeup mixture to your T-zone (the area right above your eyebrows and the spot between them, if you have one; down the center of your nose; the middle of your upper lip; and the middle of your chin), your under-eye area, and right above your cheekbones.contour-101

STEP 5

Paint a thin line with this highlighting mixture right above your jawline.

STEP 6

Use a brush, sponge, or your fingers to blend your makeup until there is no visible line of demarcation between the highlighter and your foundation. You want this to look seamless.

STEP 7

The “contour,” or darker makeup, goes on the sides of your nose, right under your cheekbones, and around your hairline (the darkest areas on the diagram above).

STEP 8

Blend in your contour just like you did your highlight. Easy, right?

STEP 9

Apply finishing powder to your whole face to get rid of any excess shine and set your makeup. Add blush to your cheeks, moving upward from the apples to your temples. This will add dimension to your face and give you a pretty glow.

Pow! You’re all set. Now go astound the world with your flawless skillz! 

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HAIR TREND: BOXER BRAIDS ARE THE COOLEST HAIRSTYLE OF 2016

The french braids were popular many decades ago, however it was restyled lately and called THE BOXER BRAIDS. You can pull of this hairstyle with a casual day outfit and make it kind of “messy”, or you can pull it off with a dressy evening outfit and make it look really neat. Boxer braids are very practical and chic.

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WHO ARE WE ?

Let us talk a little more about ourselves.

This blog is going to be anonymous for a while now. We would like to keep it this way. But here is something you guys can know.
We’re two girls. One of us is 15, and the other is 16. Our intention in creating this blog is to inspire others and share our passion and sense of style with them.
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xoxo, THERITCHKIDZ

some make-up tips

We’re gonna start off this blog with few make-up tips, or at least easy ones. Make-up is so essential. We wear make-up everyday, everywhere, and at anytime. We’re always in the mood for it. We both know make-up damages your face, but it’s worth it. Despite the damages makeup can cause, you can always take care of your skin while applying daily face-masks or face moisturizer. We hope you’ll enjoy those tips.. See you later today, Or tomorrow.

xoxo, THERITCHKIDZ

First of all you should know that there is a specific order to apply your make-up. First comes the primer, then the foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, brows, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and last but not least, lipstick (the fun part).

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Use your fingers to apply your foundation if you want sheer coverage and a brush if you more polished, medium to full coverage.

Never put concealer or foundation on your eyelids as a base, it will cause your eye makeup to crease.

Always apply powder where you are shiniest first, which it usually your T-zone, with a very light dusting everywhere else

You should put bronzer on your neck, face, and chest to even out your skin tone. Be sure to take a step back and make sure everything is the same color.

When applying blush, first smile, then start on the apple of the cheek, blend the blush back towards the top of the ear, then down toward the jawline.

Always apply your brow pencil or powder to the upper portion of the eyebrow to lift your face up.

Always start with a base shadow without any shimmer that matches the lightest skin tone on your face and apply all over your lid up to the brow. You should use this base shadow to make sure the darker shadows used on your lid up to the crease are properly blended.

Instead of looking straight ahead at the mirror, get as close to it as possible, stick your head up and bring your chin toward the mirror. You want to look down as you apply, starting at the inner corner and making sure to go all the way out to the fold on the outside of the eye.

You don’t want to do quick soft motions when you apply mascara. Instead, jam the wand into the root of the lash and do zigzag motions as you go up.

You want to make sure your lipstick is not too defined at your cupid’s bow (the top of your lip), and that it goes all the way out to the inner corners of your mouth. Be sure to press down hard as you apply.

 

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