FOUNDATION QUICK TIP

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

For some of you, this is a no-brainer. But for many out there, this isn’t happening! I can’t tell you how many times I see someone’s foundation end on her jawline so obviously that it’s distracting. Do I tell her? Does it matter? I don’t want to hurt her feelings but it’s such a quick fix and maybe she didn’t think about. So I’m making my case here to please bring your foundation down to include your necks. Unless you’re wearing a turtleneck, it’s a must-do, otherwise your foundation won’t be seamless but a dead giveaway that you’re wearing it.

My biggest advice for this though is to do the rest of your makeup first, leaving foundation for last. Then put your top/dress on so you don’t get foundation on the collar or neckline. Once it’s on, you can then finish your look with foundation.

TOOLS:

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STEPS:

  1. Apply foundation all over your face (with a brush or sponge or your fingers) like you normally would.
  2. Now bring the brush all the way down to include your neck. Depending on your top’s neckline, you can bring it down even further.

MAKEUP TEST

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I love experimenting with makeup probably more than anything. And I’ve noticed that one day I’ll layer two lip colors on a client then the next day I’ll pre-mix two colors… all depending on my mood. But I was curious how different the end results are, if at all; hence this experiment! One model, two lip colors either mixed together or layered on top of each other, same lighting, same skin tone. I think I covered all the possible variables! Here’s what I found:

TOOLS:

It’s easiest to do this experiment with liquid lipsticks, lip stains or lip glosses, but you can certainly use two classic lipsticks. You’ll just have to slice off a sliver of each to do the pre-mix version.

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MIXED:

  1. Squeeze a pea size of the darker shade onto a palette, your countertop or the palm of your hand.
  2. Add the same proportion of the lighter shade (to keep the experiment as fair as possible).
  3. Mix the two together by swirling the solution with a lip brush or spatula.
  4. Apply the new solution all over the lip area with the brush.

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LAYERED:

  1. Apply the darker shade straight from the tube with the applicator wand.
  2. Continue covering the entire lip area.
  3. Now add a layer of the lighter color on top. In this case I used a lip brush.

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I have a strong feeling I know what your votes are going to be… but humor me please and vote below! And for those of you that are fashion obsessed, this is the printed silk dress that you can only see a peek of on Penelope above but I’m so obsessed with it, I wore it on Good Morning America a week ago with Lauren Conrad!

DIY INSTANT BROW GEL

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

You know I love a good brow gel. But I hate telling you all that you have to buy yet another product! So do what I’ve done dozens of times and set your brows like this. It really works and some people swear it lasts longer than brow gel. Here’s how:

TOOLS:

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STEPS:

  1. After you’ve filled in your brows (optional), grab a spoolie brush and spray it with hairspray, holding the bottle 2-6 inches away from the bristles.
  2. Now brush the base hairs upward (I like brushing the inward and upward).
  3. Continue brushing upward as you move toward the tail. Start brushing outward as you move along.
  4. Brush the tail hairs downward along its natural direction.

This is the floral top for those of you who are also in love with it!

QUICK MAKEUP TIP

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Today’s tutorial is something I love because it’s like tying a look together with a bow. After you’ve completed your eyes, apply your blush as usual, then apply the same blush on the crease of your lids. Something really gorgeous happens when you do this and everything comes together in harmony. You must try it! Here’s how:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. After you’ve applied foundation and completed your eye look, apply blush as usual.
  2. Now switch to an eyeshadow blending brush and swirl it in the same blush to load it up.
  3. Sweep the blush along the crease in a windshield-wiping motion.

That’s it! For those of you who love to know everything, this is the eye shadow palette ($$) I used, while this one ($) is a steal, and these are the lash strips.