Posts Tagged ‘brighten’

WAKE UP!

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

I’ve created tutorials on concealing dark circles, disguising bags and highlighting, but now let’s focus on bringing everyone’s attention to your eyes with this technique that brightens, highlights, conceals and illuminates! It’s quick and easy to do and only involves two products that you probably already have. Here’s how:

TOOLS:

  • Your Favorite Concealer: Choose one that is a half shade lighter than your foundation shade. I used Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick because it’s intense enough to apply a thin layer so it won’t crease.
  • Your Favorite Liquid Highlighter: I used the iconic YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch in #3 on Alyssa above.

STEPS:

  1. You don’t have to follow the order I chose but I like to start with the inside corner and apply the concealer with a concealer brush or your finger. As we get older, the sides of the nose get darker and more indented/shadowed, so please never skip brightening there! Then continue from there along the undereye as mapped out above.
  2. Switch to the highlighter pen and make dots in the area shown above (above your cheekbone along the eye socket).
  3. Switch back to the concealer stick and apply it directly from the tube or with a concealer brush under the brow wing.
  4. Switch back to the highlighter pen and make dots above the brow as shown above.

5. Blend with your finger or an egg-shaped sponge.

6. Blend by tapping your ring finger along the dots and snapping them against your thumb in between taps to wipe away some of the excess.

7. Blend with your finger or an egg-shaped sponge.

8. Blend with the tap and snap method again like you did in step 6!

DAILY POWER PEEL

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

If there’s one thing I always tell my clients to begin the battle against aging is some sort of daily peel to generate cell turnover. That could be a scrub (remember my Exfoliating 101 Tutorial on why you should apply the scrub on dry skin before washing your face?) or… an acid peel. I know it sounds crazy to put acid on your face but it’s not the kind of acid that you think! They’re natural acids that gently exfoliate the top layer of skin, alerting your body to generate new cells every single day which results in younger-looking, healthy skin! To simplify it, here are some key points:  (more…)

EYE STUDY: CLOSE TOGETHER

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

It’s nothing new to lighten the inner corner of the eyes. I remember reading Kevyn Aucoin’s Making Faces in 1995 where he explained how he noticed children’s inner eye corners were so light and bright and how when we get older the area gets darker and darker. So for years we added white shimmer eyeshadow to the area, which more than did the job. Now in 2013, it looks a little distracting and obvious, so we here at TBD recommend retiring the shimmer and switching to a white pencil, blended into the skin to where it’s undetectable. Here’s how: (more…)

SECRET EYE LIFT

Post + Photography by Amy Nadine, Graphic Design by Eunice Chun

I created this simple tutorial for a few reasons:

  1. I want to make sure that when you highlight your brow bone, you highlight underneath the entire brow, not just the outer half of it (so you “lift” up the whole brow),
  2. To gently encourage you to use a matte light pink kohl pencil instead of a white shimmery shadow (that is distracting and defeats the purpose),
  3. And to remind you that brightening the brow bone shouldn’t be detectable; it’s an illusion that draws light to the area and creates the appearance of lifting the brow, simple as that. So blend blend blend!

Here’s how:  (more…)