If you’ve ever seen celebrities looking completely unrecognizable without a full face of makeup, then you know exactly how transformative certain techniques can be. Armed with these same makeup artist tricks and tips, these eight easy makeup tricks can take pounds off your look, instantly. We’ll show you how to slim your face, enhance your favorite features, and play with proportion—all with makeup. Optical illusions, indeed.
Just like in art (and life!), dark makeup shades
recede, while lighter colors bring features forward. Use this concept to
your advantage by investing in a contour
color or matte bronzer one or two shades deeper than your skin tone and
a luminous highlighter that’s a bit lighter than your complexion. Feel
free to use either cream or powder textures as you wish, or even a
combination of the two. Regardless of which formula you choose, be sure
to use a makeup brush to blend—streaky contour makeup is a major don’t.
Create the illusion of slimmer cheeks by applying
your contour shade in a diagonal line from the center of your cheek up
toward the ear. Make a slight “fish face” (you know, the pucker) while
you do this with your brush to figure out the perfect placement, and
don’t forget to blend. The higher you place your contour shade, the
sharper your cheekbones will look. Finish off by swiping highlighter
across the tops of the cheekbones to really bring out the contour.
To fake a thinner nose, swipe a contour powder
down the sides of the bridge, stopping before you get to the
nostrils. Blend highlighter down the bridge of your nose in a vertical
line to complete the effect.
Apply bronzer along your jawline to define the
area, and blend the shade to create a seamless contour. You’ll never
have a double chin in a photo again.
Full lips can emphasize roundness on the face,
but eyes made to look large with makeup will make the rest of the face
appear smaller in comparison, so try playing up your eyes with liner,
shadow, and mascara while leaving lips natural with a tinted balm or
Choose the right eye brow shape A higher, more pronounced arch helps balance out a round face by vertically stretching its appearance, drawing the eye upward.
Playing with light to bring the center of your
face forward will help downplay the width of your face for a slimmer
look. Start by highlighting the center of your face, then b highlighter
between your brows, on the bridge of the nose, on the Cupid’s bow above
your upper lip, and in the center of your chin.
Don’t forget your forehead—blend your contour
shade upward into your temples and around the hairline to emphasize the
angular qualities of your bone structure.
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
It's here, the start of the holiday season. How does the song go...It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s be honest–it can also be the most stressful!
Holidays are meant to be fun. Especially the Christmas season. But more often than not, juggling home, work and holiday preparation is a mountain most people would rather not climb. And every year, these same people probably vow that next year will be different. Well, believe it or not, the holidays can be stress-free. But even that requires a little work. Here are some tips to help you cruise into Christmas.
1 Be organized
Make lists for groceries, people to shop for, cards or letters to write, decorations to buy. Sit down with a calendar and give yourself target dates for getting things done. It will make a manic month more sane. To make sure you don't forget anything or anyone, you can even find suggested holiday planning guides online.
2 Less is always more
This doesn't mean skimp. But simple decorations can speak volumes more than a room crowded with all kinds of knick-knacks. When it comes to menu-planning, don't get too ambitious. Choose recipes that are tried and true to avoid the stress of an uncertain outcome. And given that most people complain about overeating during the holidays, a small selection of quality eats will likely be perfect.
3 Leave the cooking to someone else
When you're cooking for a crowd, it's not only time-consuming, but often pretty pricey. Alternatively, look into catering services. A caterer may cost the same as buying all the ingredients yourself. And even if it's a little more expensive, it may be worth the time and headache you save.
4 Share holiday hosting responsibilities
Given the abundance of holiday parties and the inevitable conflicts in peoples' schedules, co-host a party with a friend. It's one engagement for your friends instead of two, and it'll cut your stress in half.
5 Make things ahead of time
Choose menu items that can be frozen until the day you need them. This will cut down on the number of things you need to do on the day of your event.
6 The infamous cookie exchange
Organize a group of friends and have everyone make two to three dozen of their favorite holiday cookies, bars or squares. Then get together and swap so everyone has a little of each. It saves you hours in the kitchen and comes in handy when people drop by unexpectedly. A few samples wrapped in cellophane also make great hostess gifts.
7 Festive-colored potpourri
It's an easy design accent and can make the house smell like someone's always baking. If you're not into potpourri, scented candles, oils or incense will do the same. And when you feel the holiday stress taking hold, stop and take a deep breath. Warm scents like lavender or cinnamon will relax you.
8 Easy decorations
You'll find an abundance of Christmas decorations in the stores. But often the most elegant and effective are those you make yourself. And you can get the kids to help. Use branches, leaves, acorns and berries from your backyard to create centerpieces or festive confetti that can be strewn across mantles and tables.
9 Colorful creations
Buy a few yards of fabric in rich colors or textures and use them as table runners or chair covers. Patterned ribbons are also an inexpensive way to dress up candle holders and serving utensils. Or use them as festive napkin holders.
10 Get help with the housework
If you haven't got one already, the holiday season is a good time for a cleaning service. If you do have one, you may want to book them for an extra visit.
11 Involve the kids
They can help decorate -- everything from rooms to cookies. So even if they're in the way, they're helping you get the job done.