Posts Tagged ‘fake’

THE “I’M NOT WEARING FOUNDATION” TRICK

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

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

Just hear me out! There’s a way to wear foundation but make it look like you’re not. Of course you have to first pick a foundation that becomes one with your skin as opposed to creating a mask, then take a second and go back and do this! Even if you don’t have them! Here’s why: if you have freckles and you wear foundation, they get covered up. If you weren’t wearing foundation, they’d show. So perfect your skin with foundation, then go back and dot on a dozen freckles and it will create the illusion that you’re not wearing any foundation! Because if you were, they’d be covered up. Make sense? And for an added bonus, freckles have something very youthful about them, so you’ll look younger too. Here’s how!

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. First apply foundation all over your face and neck as you usually would.
  2. Next stipple on the cream blush on the top half of the apple and along the cheekbone.
  3. Go back and dot on four to five freckles on one cheek. Add a few on the nose as well.
  4. Do the same on the other cheek.
  5. Now give the freckles a light tap to press it into the skin.

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You can go back and spot powder lightly with an eyeshadow brush any areas that tend to get shiny. Just make sure to use translucent powder so it doesn’t cover up the freckles and undo the illusion. By the way, my lighting was so gorgeous for this shoot that it some of the freckles got blown out. But trust me, in person you can really see them and it’s worth trying out!

WARM IT UP!

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

We’re in the dead of winter and Summer feels like ages from now. But we don’t have to look like we’ve been living in a cave! Personally I prefer being pale and try to stay pale all year long. But every now and then I like to warm it up a little with a gorgeous bronze glow, and whenever I do, I never regret it! There’s just something beautiful and healthy-looking having a hint of color, especially in the winter months. And this method of mixing a luminizer with foundation, highlighting under the eyes then contouring with the bronzer and pairing it with a smoky taupe eye and a tulip pink lip is a fresh way to keep it from looking oompa loompa. Here’s how: (more…)

MAKE SMALL EYES APPEAR BIGGER

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

There are lots of emails in our inbox asking how to make smaller eyes look bigger. There are also many asking how to disguise a drooping eyelid. Of course you know our first response is that we should all embrace what we have! But since we know little ways to help, we’re happy to share! Revisit our Big Eyes Tutorial, Asian Eye Focus Tutorial and Hooded Lid Tutorial first, then take this into consideration too. If your eyes are on the smaller side, try making the whole eye area bigger. And one way is by exaggerating the lashes. (more…)

EASY STREET

post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

Never before has there been an easier way for even the biggest novice to apply false lashes. I stumbled upon these a couple weeks ago at CVS (ok, honestly I know every single aisle and product there so there’s no chance for something new to sneak by me) and I was so irritated that I didn’t think of them first! So genius. Why? Because individual lashes take practice and have a tendency to turn on their sides in wild directions (dodgy little things) and lash strips tend to either stick up at the corners or look too costume-y. But these little beauties are fool proof and look amazing.  (more…)