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Face Contouring (Tutorial)

We all have seen it lately; Instagram makeup “guru’s” who swear up and down that contouring is a “face” saver. Manipulate makeup and make it seem like I have cheek bones? A thinner jaw line? Is that possible?

Problem a lot of “normal” women face is that they’re not trained like these Instagram girls, or they’re not as patient to perform a “trial and error” on themselves.

Well I’m here to (hopefully) save the day!

The following images are the steps I take to achieve that fake cheek bone look. Not too hard, but READER BEWARE: lots of patience is required. You’re NOT going to perfect this in one try. Practice makes proficient.

What You’ll Need:
1. Foundation Or Tinted Moisturizer
(I used a tinted moisturizer from Laura Mercier)
2. Concealer 2-3 shades lighter that your normal skin tone.
(I used Cinema Secrets foundation)
3. Contour Color (I used a dark concealer wheel from RCMA)
4: Concealer Brush
5: Makeup Sponge
6: Duster/Fan brush
7: Setting powder (I used Ben Nye’s Banana Powder)
8: Blush and other desired products to finish the look.

Step #1

Prep your face by adding your foundation or tinted moisturizer to your face. Make sure that it’s a thin application, because we’re going to be adding A LOT of concealer later.

Step #2

Add the lighter concealer to your brush. I personally don’t use the brush directly inside the pot; I like to scoop the product out with a makeup spatula and add to my palette. Stops germs from forming that way. (Germaphobe much?)

Step #3
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Start from the side of your nostril, and bring the brush upwards and sideways, aiming towards the outer corner of your eye. Then, starting a little below the inner corner of your eye, bring the brush down meeting the outside of your nostril again. You should have created a “V” at this point. Start to “paint” inside of the “V” you just created.

Step #4″

Apply the “V” to the other side of the face. On the image above, that is labeled #1. We are now going to apply concealer to the forehead. Not all over, Just the center where the forehead and bridge of the nose meet. That is labeled #2, and also to the chin which is shown as #3. And finally to the bridge of the nose (#4.)

Step #5

Scoop out your desired colored shade. The darker the color the deeper the contour and the more patience is needed. I used a lighter shade of brown because in this tutorial I want just a subtle contour for the daytime.

Step #6

Make a fish face! Ahaha. No but seriously; for beginners this helps show where the hallows of your cheeks are and will be your guide to know where to apply that darker color of concealer.

Step #7:

At this point add the darker concealer to the areas of your face you’d like to slim down. Other than the hallows of my cheeks, I applied to the temples, my jaw line, and the sides of my nose to make it seem thinner.

Step #8:

Blend blend blend! With your makeup sponge, PAT and DAB to blend the colors out. DO NOT RUB the colors. You won’t get the same effect and frankly it’ll just become streaky. THIS TAKES PRACTICE AND PATIENCE. You may not be able to perfectly blend the colors together the first time. Practice practice practice!

Step #9

Using your setting powder and fan brush, dust the powder to the highlighted areas of the face (see step #4 to see which areas those are.) Don’t pack on the color, just dust it on. I also recommend NOT using a white HD powder. You’ll look ghostly in photos.

Finishing Touches:

At this point you can add the finishing touches such as blush, powdered highlight, mascara, lipstick, etc…

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Did you use this tutorial? Did it help at all? LET ME KNOW! Comment below and give me your thoughts.

xo
Dani

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Glitter Gradient Lips (Tutorial)

A few days ago I posted a picture of a lip look I had done using Lime Crime lipsticks and glitter. Well with the overwhelmingly positive response I got, I decided to create a picture turotial on how I was able to get the look!

What you’ll need:

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1) Lip Primer
2) Concealer and Concealer brush
3) Face powder and Fan brush
4) Purple Lipstick
5) Red Lipstick
6) Nude Lipstick
7) Makeup Sponge
8) Violets Secret Weapon for lips
9) Cinema Secrets GLitter in Hollywood Glitz Garbo and Marilyn

THE PROCEDURE:

– Start with clean lips. make sure to brush any dead skin off.

– apply Too Faced Lip primer

– Add concealer to your lips to blank out your natural color.

– with powder and a fan brush, dust powder on lips to set the concealer.

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– apply purple lipstick around edges of lips. I used Poison Plum by Lime Crime.

– apply the red lipstick around the edges of the purple. its okay if it mixes in a bit. I used Mac Cosmetics in Ronnie Red.

– Apply a nude lipstick to the center of the lips. I used Coquette by Lime Crime.

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– with makeup sponge, dab LIGHTLY so colors blend.

– with your concealer and brush, clean outer edges of lips.

– using Violets Secret Weapon for lips (my FAVORITE glitter adhesive) apply on lips in a dabbing motion.

– apply Garbo around where the red and purple lipsticks are, and apply marilyn in the center.

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and now youre done!

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Recent Drug Store Purchases (Review)

NOTE: This Review is a copy from my ORIGINAL blog, DANIxDANGER.BUZZNET.COM

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Sorry for the Hiatus everyone!
But I am back with another review 🙂

A few days back (well, almost a week ago I would say) I stopped by my local Walmart and purchased 3 new products, which are shown above.

Product One – Milani “Infinite Liquid Eyeliner” in 05 Everlast

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I have been in a recent search for a GREAT black liquid eyeliner. I didn’t want to pay high end cost (since I’m going to phamEXPO next weekend and figure I’d get a great deal there) so I ran across this. First off, the pigmentation on this is to DIE for! It’s super jet black, and does give the “glossy” and “wet” look I was going for. A++ in that category.

BUT.. I have worked with liquid liners that had long wands, but because the formula for this liner is so thick and globby it’s really hard to use. Yes, it is a liquid liner but the consistancy of it kind of reminds me of tar. I have even tried to thin it out by applying both ELF Lock and Seal to it and MAC Fix+ spray to it. It only made it worse.

It takes AGES for it to dry up. Once I’m done applying it on my lids, I have to keep my eyes closed for about 2 minutes before it’s semi dry. It’s also a pain to remove. After I’m done washing my face I have a lot of residue left on my lids.

Long story short… it’s extremely hard to work with. I wouldn’t recommend it.

Product Two – Olay Total Effects 7 “CC Cream” in Light to Medium

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I was also interested of trying this whole new CC Cream thing that every major makeup guru has raved about. I know that Clinique has one, Dr. Jart, and Smashbox (to name a few) but I stumbled across this one by accident.

It reminds me a lot of the Olay Definity pump, which I also own, and to be honest… I can’t tell the difference between the two. The CC is light in texture and goes on the face smoothly, but it’s really not “color correcting” at all. It’s JUST a tinted moisturizer. I was a little disappointed since I had spent $22 on it, when I COULD’VE just spent and extra $15 and got the better one from Clinique or some other high end brand that I had tested in store in the past and found them to have better results.

I do love it though, don’t get me wrong. Although it wasn’t EXACTLY what I was looking for, I will say it’s perfect for days I don’t want heavy makeup and light coverage. I just don’t know if once it runs out if it has impressed me enough to buy it again. We’ll see.

Product Three – Physicians Formula “Super BB All-In-1 Beauty Balm Powder” in Light/Medium

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This BB powder has A LOT of potential.. There’s just a few flaws.

The packaging is really cute, but as soon as I opened it up the pan containing the powder fell right out (as shown in the photo above)! I guess it’s not an issue if you’re the type that likes to de-pot all your makeup, but it kind of made me upset that something BRAND NEW just fell apart. whatever, I just super glued it back in place.

The powder itself is sheer, not made for full coverage which is okay for me because I could use it to set my foundations and concealers. It has a pearlized finish to it, which is okay, but something I wasn’t really expecting.

I wish they also had more colors than just “Light,” “Light/Medium,” etc. The color of the powder is for pink undertones, and I’m a yellow undertone. I would suggest that they have the powders numbered, so that they cater to both pink and yellow undertones.

I have been using it daily, and so far it’s perfect for summer. I might actually go back and buy this a second time.