It is the most-talked-about makeup technique, so why would not you learn it this year? It probably sounds so complicated to you, but contouring is not something that only makeup artists do for celebrities, at least not anymore. All you will need is a primer, foundation, contouring palette and a contouring brush. Now swipe a V-shape along the lines (darker shade) underneath your cheekbones and lighter shade slightly above. If you want you can highlight the area underneath your eyes and the darker shade on the top of your forehead. Blend it all with your contouring brush. There you go, your three-minutes contouring.
Some women are skipping on eyeliner because they are afraid the results will be a bit messy. Still, sometimes a few strokes of mascara simply are not enough. Now, you can have the Perfect Winged Liner if you just use an additional tool, to draw a straight line. Do not worry, that tool is not some sci-fi gadget, but a simple old business card.
The perfectly applied blush can brighten up your face and give you a warm and pleasant glow. Here, the key is in choosing the ideal shade, to avoid looking clownish. Also, the appropriate skincare makes the best foundation for applying a healthy-shade blush. So, use quality and reliable skincare products, such as Dermalogica Cleaners, toners or overnight treatments. After your skin is nourished, you can apply a foundation and contour. The blush can be applied with an angled brush, on the cheek line above the contoured dark line.
FILLING IN YOUR BROWS
Yes, girls, strong brows are still a trend. If you are not gifted with the amazing eyebrows of Cara Delevingne, you can turn to some tricks to enhance your brows. Comb your brows with a brush, fill in with a brow pencil one shade lighter than your natural shade, use an angled brush to apply a small amount of ashy-shade brow powder to create a more natural effect, then apply a waterproof liner in a shade slightly deeper than your natural color and add a little drama by applying a similar shade tinted gel.
Right after contouring, Smoky Eyes is one of the makeup trends that have been there for a while and it is about time to master it. Just choose an appropriate palette (earthy, black-grey, or some more vivid shade for spring and summer), a medium-size round brush and a good primer. The neutral shade should be applied in arch shape slightly above the crease of the lid, the pale shade should go to the inner corners of your eyes, the darker into the inner lash line and apply soft black (or dark brown) pencil along the upper lash line and just smudge and blend everything.
Now you are ready to dress up in 5 minutes and look drop-dead-gorgeous.
About the author - Emma Lawson is a passionate writer, online article editor and a health enthusiast. In her spare time, she likes to do research, and write articles to create awareness regarding health and beauty skin care products. She also strives to suggest innovative home remedies that can help you to lead a quality and long life. You can catch a few posts by Emma HERE, HERE and HERE