DO’S/DON’TS MAKEUP TIPS- PAST MISTAKES TO AVOID✨
The first time you experiment with makeup there’s so much to learn. You usr different products and shades to see what works for you. Throughout the years I made many mistakes that I look back on and I say “why did I do that”? Now I’ve learned what products work for me and my application techniques have improved. Here are some mistakes I’ve made in the past and correctional tips to avoid mishaps: •Foundation Mistake: Choosing a shade 3x darker than my skin color. This creates an orange tone that looks unnatural. Also I would never blend my foundation into my neck which created a mask-of-foundation effect Correction: Now I choose foundation that is the same color of my wrist. You can always add warmth to your foundation with bronzer. Also, understating my skins undertone helps when choosing the perfect matching shade. •Contour Mistake: Using to dark or an orange bronzer all over my face to “tan” myself. This looks unnatural and does little to contour the face. Correction: Now I use a lighter bronzer that is suitable for my skin color. I go light handed on the bronzer to give myself a natural looking glow. I also incorporate a contour shade into my routine to create a natural slimming effect. •Concealer Mistake: Using too much concealer and too light of a shade. (I literally used to use a white cream shade) Correction: Now I use a concealer 2 shades lighter than my natural color to brighten and my matching skin tone color concealer on blemishes. •Eyeshadow Mistake: Not blending my eyeshadow and not extending the eyeshadow to contour my natural eye shape. I knew about blending eyeshadows but... I thought it looked better when I just tapped the product onto the lid and left the sharp creases unblended 🤦🏼♀️ Correction: Blending!!!! You need to blend your eyeshadow for it to look flawless! Also I now extend my eyeshadow further to the outer corner so it contours my eyes. •Winged eyeliner Mistake: I use to always use liquid eyeliner which is fine but I would never connect the line to my eyeshadow so it created a huge gap which looks unnatural and does not compliment my eye shape. Correction: Now I often use a softer shade of brown to create a small flick and make sure to blend it into my eyeshadow. (I have learned dark winged liner does not look great on me) •Eyebrows Mistake: Ok when I was in high school, unfortunately dark, block eyebrows were in. 😳 This looks unnatural and does not help frame your face. Correction: Now I use my exact eyebrow color and create light feather strokes and secure it in place with a brow gel. •Lips Mistake: Exaggerating overlining my lips and using dry matte lipsticks. Correction: I posted a video on how I now do my lips. I use colors that compliment my skin tone, and only overline the center of my lips. Also I use lipstick formulas that are comfortable. This makes for a healthier looking lip and not as if it is dry and chapped. I hope these tips were helpful! If you do any of my mistakes now I am not saying it is wrong but those don’ts were not working for me. What makeup mistakes have you done in the past that you look back at and regret?😂⬇️
Aug. 24, 2020
Free contour tutorial here👇🏻
I took a makeup course that focused on contour before. How to make face look thinner and tiny. So I want to teach you a few kinds of contouring methods. 1. For people with round face Apply shadow on both sides of forehead and cheeks, which can make the overall face outline look slimmer. Then highlight the middle of your forehead and under your eyes. It makes the center of your face look like full of collagen. 2. Queen Style For those of you who have watched the film of Maleficent, Angelina's makeup should be very impressive. Her high cheekbones make her look strict and a trace of pomposity. If we want to draw this kind of contour, 45 angles’ shadows on both sides of the cheeks are necessary. It can lift the overall face shape up. Applying highlighter upper and lower both sides of the shadows. Don't forget the bridge of your nose by highlighting. 3. For wide checkbones Applying the shadow below the temples. To visually change the first impression of cheekbone width, pull the face forward and back is the right way. So the nose is the key area. Nose shadows and bridge highlights must be applied. Personally, I prefer the third one, because it suits my face best. You can try each one, find out the most suitable for own type!
I did my liner wrong for almost 10 years 🤯
I just wanna start by saying I don’t think there’s right or wrong when it comes to makeup! I think it all comes down to personal preference, makeup is an art and art is subjective! 🥳 Nevertheless I do think there are makeup techniques and different styles that compliment my features better. I’m always talking about how hooded my eyelids are, and well, they’re very hooded lol but it took me a long time to actually realize why didn’t the makeup I was trying to recreate from magazines look like the photos, and the reason iiiiis... I have hooded eyes! Cat eye liner just doesn’t look good on me. It was only when I discovered I had hooded eyes as a young adult to actually look for liner techniques, tips and tricks that would fit my eye shape better. I found my preferred style in Asian makeup. It turns out monolid makeup also works great on my hooded eyes since I have very little visible lid space. I stopped trying to do classic cat eye liner on myself and instead opted for “puppy liner”, which follows the natural shape of the eye and extends it outwards rather than upwards if that makes sense! I feel this type of liner compliments my eyes better and you can actually see it when I have my eyes relaxed since I do a thinner line now rather than going heavy with the liner ☺️ I also switched to a brush pen tip liner which is easier to maneuver in my opinion and better if you’re not so skilled with liner like myself! #CheriePartner
DIY PLASTIC SURGERY✨
I love using makeup to enhance my natural features. There are so many tricks you can use to create illusions such as a slimmer nose and higher cheekbones. With this look, I used several makeup techniques to make it look as if I have altered my face with cosmetic procedures. Tips & Tricks: Slimmer nose: If I could have rhinoplasty I would, but for now I stick to contour & highlighting. First choose a cool undertone bronzer with no shimmer. I like to use the MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect . Use a small blending brush to work the product down the sides of the bridge of the nose. I also like to contour under and above the tip of my nose. Lastly I apply highlighter down the center of my nose and the on the tip. ( I have a video post on how I do this) Larger lips: I always over line my lips to create the appearance of fuller lips. This can work with any shade liner but I usually opt for shades that are slightly darker than my natural lip color. My favorite liners are MAC - MAC Lip Pencil and NYX - Slim Lip Pencil . Overline the centers of both the upper and bottom lip. Do not overline the outter corners of the lips because it will look fake and overdone. Lastly, apply a little bit of gloss in the center of the lips to create a fuller appearance. Slimmer face: For a slimmer face, I use contour on the temples of my forehead, underneath my cheekbones, and to chisel the jawline. Applying highlighter can make the cheekbones appear higher. Also blush can have a similar affect as it highlights the apples of the cheeks. (I posted a video on how I contour my face previously) Lifted eyes: Lastly, to accentuate the eyes to appear as if they are lifted, I like to apply brown shadows to create a subtle wing. I continue with these shades in the inner corner of my eye to elongate the eye’s shape. Using false cat eyelashes also helps to create this appearance of “foxy” eyes. To really make it appear as if the eyes are lifted, I recommend wearing your hair either all the way up or half up so it pulls on the eyes to create a more snatched eye look.
MAC-MAC Lip Pencil
Aha! Powerful boob contouring tutorial is here!!
I tried my own boob contouring earlier this year, and, while this isn't news, contouring your chest is a legit thing. It took me from a solid A-/B+ to a legit-looking C-cup. 1. Create shadows with contour. Boucher outlined her breasts, and drew "V"s at the base and sides of your neck, two stripes outlining her collarbones, and a vertical line along the sides of your armpits using a foundation stick (Maybelline New York Fit Me Foundation Stick in "Cappuccino") it's better be a few shades darker than your natural skin tone. 2. Highlight with a lighter contour cream. Using a contrasting light shade (the lightest shade in the Australis Cream Contouring Kit) to highlight within the contouring. 3. Blend. Using the brush you used to apply the lighter shade, blend that into your skin seamlessly, and then take a clean brush and blend in the darker shade flawlessly. 4. Blend some more with a makeup sponge. That way there aren't any obvious lines. 5. Set the contour and highlighter with pressed powder and a huge fluffy brush. 6. With a darker powder, retrace where you originally contoured. I like to use the middle shade (a deep taupe) in the Australis Contour Kit to outline in between your breasts, the tops of breasts, the sides of collarbones, and outer armpits. 7. Blend even more. Then took a huge fluffy brush and blended the deeper powder in a bit more. 8. Top your original highlighter with a shimmery pressed powder. Swiped it over Urban Decay Naked Illuminator in "Aura" to set and amp up the highlighter. My secret weapon: URBAN DECAY - Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body If you want to add a little shimmer to a matte eye-shadow, or a nice sheen to your brow bone, then this is the multi-functional product that will do it! This illuminator really gives your skin the most amazing warm glow, but while some may find it a little too sparkly, personally, I absolutely loved it. I welcome the glitter 🙂 Just remember, when it comes to powder illuminators such as this one, always lightly tap the brush before dusting the powder onto the skin. This will prevent you from using too much. I also recommend that you use a fan brush to apply it, this gives a precise appliation! Naked Illuminated looks amazing on both tanned and bare skin, and you only need a slight dusting of it to create a fab affect. 9. Top the highlighter with even more shimmer powder. This will make features like the tops of your breasts, your shoulders, and your collarbones pop.
URBAN DECAY-Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body
MAKEUP MISTAKE: Using Eyeshadow for Eyebrows
benefit - Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer #cheriepartner Sharing my embarrassing makeup mistake I used to make! I remember in high school I used to fill my brows in with eyeshadow! I also remember it was a warm toned, slightly red shade of brown 😬 Now, I would choose a more neutral or even slightly cool toned shade. If I had to choose, I rather hse a lighter shade to fill in my brows than a darker shade. The stark dark brow looks so unnatural on me! On the left you can clearly see where I applied the eyeshadow to lengthen the tail of my brow and “block off” the front of my brow. That’s actually another mistake I used to make! Harshly blocking off the front of my brow without blending created this *YIKES* look. If you are going to use a powder to fill in your brows, make sure you use a spoolie to blend the powder softly. I now use the benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil. This shade is much better for my natural eyebrows and skin tone. I now use the spoolie it comes with the blend the pencil, focusing on the front of my brow. I stick to my natural brow shape as well! I often find that your natural eyebrow shape looks the best on you. Did you make this makeup mistake too?
benefit-Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer
For better eye makeup look, you need this professional eyeshadow primer!
It is the worst when you have spent time and effort in creating a perfect eye makeup look, while notice that the eyeshadow has worn off after a few hours later. This is the problem most of us has been dealing with since we started to do eye makeup. Especially for those who wear makeup all day long, usually find that the eyeshadow is creasing and fading in the afternoon. How to find a solution against this problem may be what you want to know. I suggest you to buy an eye primer. And my favorite eye primer is the NARS - Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base. Hope you give it a try! This NARS eyeshadow base is one of the most popular eye primer selling in Sephora. It retails for $26, not cheap, but worth any penny. The first time I Bought it was because a Sephora sales recommended it to me. She said this one sold well and owned a lots favors. After I used it, I could tell why it’s so popular. Now I have recommended it to many friends around me, and most of them also like it. This eye primer completely helps my to get ready for eye makeup. It has lightweight formula which dries instantly on my lids without feeling thick or overloaded. Its mineral-powder and polymer blend keep whatever you apply on top of this primer on lockdown. Just as its name implied, it prevents my eyeshadow from smudging. Unlike other primers, NARS' base is completely clear, so it won’t affect the eyeshadow finish. Plus, it enhances the eyeshadow’s pigment and color intensity as it smooths and evens out the skin tone. It’s easy to apply, and since you don't need much, it lasts for a long time.
NARS-Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base
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