This is one of the biggest brow gems that I can share with you because not only do I always do it on my clients, but I also do it daily on myself! The first part of the brow can be more sparse or even grow in a different direction than the rest of your brow hairs. Because of this, it becomes a dead giveaway when you fill that area in. But there’s a way to include that area without looking like you did! Here’s how: READ MORE…
This tutorial was created especially for those whose cheekbones haven’t come in yet! I grew up on the extreme end of chubby cheeks… borderline chipmunk cheeks that people loved to pinch (which made me cringe!). My mom always said “don’t worry honey, your cheekbones will come in when you’re 25″ and low and behold they did! But what do you do until then (besides embracing them)? The High Flush of course! This makes your cheeks appear higher and smaller than they actually are. Here’s how:
- Your Favorite Blush — We love Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset and Flamingo or Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in Love is the Drug.
- Your Favorite Blush Brush — We love MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Large Flat Blush Brush because it’s the perfect brush for powder blush. We also love the Cozzette S Series Vegan Brushes if you’re looking for a new set!
- Swirl the brush across the powder and give it a tap against your counter. Place it on the top outer corner of the apple as demonstrated above.
- Now sweep the brush towards your temple.
If you want to really slim and hollow out your cheeks, pair this with my Contouring 101 Tutorial.
Yes we love buying new lipsticks every season, but there’s no real reason to in the Summer if you try this quick trick! Just sheer out your dark and rich Winter lipsticks, converting them into lighter version of themselves! I included a side-by-side of Lexie above to show you how it looks on its own then how it looks when you sheer it out. It’s nothing groundbreaking and you might have already figured it out on your own… but it’s a good one! Here’s how: READ MORE…
We’ve been schooled to believe that if we have oily or acne-prone skin, everything we buy needs to be “oil-free” or it will break us out. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Period! Ceansing oils are actually non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores.
Here’s the deal: A lot of oil-free cleansers out there strip our skin of natural oils, leaving it unbalanced and causing it to create more oil to rebalance it. Excess oil production equals more problematic skin. So I dare you to go against conventional wisdom and try the oil cleansing method. If you have oily skin, wash it with a cleansing oil. If you have dry skin, wash it with a cleansing oil. If you have normal skin, wash it with a cleansing oil. Get it? It’s the answer a lot of you have been looking for. It calms your skin down. Tells it everything is going to be ok. Keeps its natural pH balance without disturbing its natural moisture barrier. Prevents it from having to go into oil production overload. Essential oils in the cleansing oils are naturally antibacterial. It’s a win-win situation. Try it for a month and let us know if it works for you too. Here’s how:
- Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil — great for oily skin, it washes away impurities without causing breakouts.
- Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil — great for all skin types and wipes away not only makeup but pollutants too.
- Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil — great for dry skin because it hydrates as it removes impurities.
- Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil — especially great for sensitive skin.
- DIY — use avocado oil, jojoba oil or extra-virgin raw non-GMO coconut oil!
- Pump the oil a couple of times into the palm of your hand.
- Rub your hands together so it spreads across your fingertips as well.
- Rub your hands all over your dry face starting wherever you want to (Carissa started on her cheeks above).
- Gently massage it across your stubborn eye makeup.
- Continue massaging it over your face.
- Don’t forget to rub it over your lip area too.
- Fill your hands with warm water and splash it over your face area.
- Continue with a wet wash cloth then pat dry.
Leave your favorite DIY cleansing oils in the comments below. Or if you’re going to take the leap of faith and try it for a month, make sure to come back and tell us how it worked!