Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ENHANCE YOUR FEATURES



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1. CREATE A CONTRAST: 

Using a bronzer that has "zero" shimmer and fewer orange tones is key. If you have a darker complexion, try using a bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin tone. Be sure to blend, blend, blend {this is crucial} as you don't want a distinct line on your face.
{My favorite bronzer is Nars Laguna}

2. HITTING THE HOLLOWS:

Using a face brush or any type of brush that you prefer, you want to start at a point that is parallel and center of your ear and stroke the colour downward to the outer corner of your mouth. Afterwards, you want to blend upward to soften that line. Once you have done that, then sweep a little bit of bronzer around your temple to the outer corner of your brows as well as sweeping a little along the jaw line and down the neck.

3. LET IT GLOW:

 Next, you want to add some contrast and further emphasize your cheek bones by applying a cream or powder luminizer {highlight} directly onto the cheekbone just above where you have contoured, a little on the temples and under your brow bone. You will then want to highlight the bridge of your nose {applied to the bridge of your nose and then downward until you are halfway down your nose} as well as little on your cupids bow {upper lip}.
{My favorite highlighter is MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl} This is actually a cream eye shadow base but I like to use it as a highlighter}

4. BLUSHING IT:

With a blush brush, simply sweep on your favorite blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards towards your hair line. "Optional"- I sometimes like to add a little dusting on my nose from whatever is left over on the brush. It adds a little warmth and colour to my face that I love.
{I am currently switching through MAC Pink Swoon, MAC Fleur Power and Nars Orgasm}

5. FINISHING IT OFF:

 With a large powder brush, set your makeup by dusting a sheer or transparent powder all over your face and down the neck.
{I am using MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium plus}
 
 
Most of you may already do these techniques and maybe some of you don't, this is just a little beauty reminder on ways to enhance your features.

What are you favorite blushes, bronzers and highlights?
Share them in the comments below!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day, xo!!

23 comments:

  1. Love these tips, you can never have enough reminders to BLEND!!! Loving Bobby Brown blush in Peony and I'm using my summer powder as a bronzer since it's 2 shades darker than my winter complexion :) xoxo

    Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  2. Love these tips! It is always fab to have wonderful reminders to put back into use ;] I love and use almost everything MAC. I don't use Bronzer anymore but just 2 different shades of powder and I switch my Mineralize powder according to the seasons. My Blush// Gingerly, Peaches, Mocha and PInk Swoon. Highlighter// Vanilla or Balnc Type which are both eyeshadows ;]

    Fun times Ash! Happy Weds!!!!!

    XO Barbie
    The Parlor Girl

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  3. Contouring makes SUCH a difference- I try to do it when I have time!

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  4. I've learned how to apply makeup straight from Youtube and highlighter, blush, and bronzer have always been the hardest! Great tips!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  5. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  6. When you have dark skin it's tricky you don't really need to contour just highlight. I could not figure it out thankfully a makeup artist told me.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  7. Love these tips! I don't use a highlighter most days or use a translucent powder on top, but I want to try! I'm adding your favorite products to my wish list as well! I'm really trying to step up my makeup game this year haha.

    ~Jacy

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  8. Great makeup tips! You explained it so well for contouring and with using bronzers!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  9. Nice post.It's always to have a tips on makeup.Thank you for sharing!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  10. great post

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. these are fabulous tips, and using these techniques really helps so much.
    Hope you are having a great week:)
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for checking out my blog today! I'm so glad you did, because I love yours!! I'm so excited to read more :-)

    XO,

    Ashley @ Afternoon Espresso

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  13. Love this! It's exactly what I do!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  14. I am obsessed with the Rimmel bronzer and my favorite blush changes constantly but right now its Loreal True Match! These are great tips :)
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  15. Great tips! I have a great high lighter but have been too lazy to use it daily, I think I need to add it back into my routine!

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  16. One day I will learn to do this correctly!!! LOL! Thanks for the tips!

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  17. These are wonderful tips girl! Thank you so much for sharing!! My all time favorite blush right now that I have been using for years is by MAC and it's called Springsheen. It's such a gorgeous and natural color.

    http://www.leopardmartini.com/

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  18. I only use bronzer in the summer time, but I agree I love Nars.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  19. I'm also a fan of the Nars Laguna. It easily transitions throughout seasons!

    Stylin' Iowan Blog

    Libby

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  20. These are such great tips. I normally just apply blush everywhere without enhancing my features. I can't wait to try this and see how I look after.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  21. Brilliant tips Ashley! I always overdo it with the blusher...to the point where I've been out a while and have to dash to the loo to tone it down! I think I get a little brush happy! Its my favorite part of the make up process and I must get a little dramatic with the brush! Good tips sweets!

    Katie xx
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for reading. I love your comments and read each and every one xo.