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How To Highlight Your Face
If you’re after gorgeous, glowy and fresh looking skin you don’t necessarily need bronzer and you don’t need a tan; what you need is a good illuminator which (also goes by the name of highlighter or luminizer) will add and reflect light off your face giving you a fresh, dewy healthy skin look and will work at making your best features more pronounced.
Where to highlight:
There are a few key points to highlight on the face and generally these are the areas where the sun would naturally hit which are:
- The top of the cheekbones
- Bridge of the nose
- Under the brow bone
- Cupids bow
Some less common but still often used places to highlight the face are generally underneath the outer corner of the eyes & lips, the inner corner of the eye (normally done to make eyes appear larger and to minimize the appearance of dark circles) and on either side of the nose just above the nostrils. If you have dry skin the center of the forehead can also be highlighted.
You will want to stay far away from highlighting problem areas like pimples, puffy skin or anywhere where you have a wrinkle or two as highlighting will bring unwanted attention to this area.
A common technique used to give light to the face is to mix a pea sized amount of illuminator in with a foundation or tinted moisturiser for a gorgeous all over healthy glow.
What to highlight with:
Highlighting generally needs to be done with a product containing shimmer although often foundations, powders and concealers which are a few shades lighter then your skin tone can be used but will not give as greater effect as a shimmer based product. Like all makeup, there is more then one formula which you can use to highlight the skin such as:
Liquids: Liquids are probably the most common formula of illuminators; they blend into the skin very easily and look the most natural almost creating a ‘second skin’ finish. They don’t go chalky, they feel light on the skin, aren’t very prone to oxidizing and normally have the largest array of colours. Liquid illuminators are normally blended using the fingers.
- Creams: Creams; like liquids are also very popular and create a natural look and blend into the skin well; however not quite as easily as liquids and they often don’t create the same second skin look and lightweight feel which liquids can achieve. Creams are best applied with the fingers. Try using a cream shadow!
- Powders: Powders are a great option for oilier skin types although aren’t as commonly used as other formulas as they can often go on the skin chalky and can oxidize on some skin types. Powder formulas of illuminators are best applied with a small powder brush. You can even try using a loose pigment or powder shadow (which tend to blend better too!)
(My favourite illuminators are: Benefit High Beam, St Tropez Illuminating Cream, NP SET Liquid Veil)
Which shade to highlight with:
While most shades can be universal for some skin tones it’s best to use the most flattering shade (After all why would you want a shade which didn’t bring out your best features and instead something that you wanted to hide!) these include:
- Light Skin Tones: Lighter skin tones (particularly porcelain & fair skin) are best flattered with pink, cream, egg shell and off white shades but anything with a golden base will just result in an orange looking finish.
- Medium Skin Tones: Medium skin tones are best suited with shades which are a little in between such as soft golden colours and rose gold colours but you’ll want to avoid anything dark or light or you’ll risk looking too pink or too orange.
- Dark Skin Tones: Darker skin tones are best suited with golds and bronze shades but anything to pink or too light will look very unflattering on the skin.
- Very Dark Skin Tones: Skin tones which are very dark (almost/does look black) is better off sticking to warmer and darker shades such as burgundy’s, dark chocolates, coppers and any dark bronzey shades.
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Under eye bags.
If you suffer from puffiness when it comes to your eyes you are probably not alone, and you’re probably not alone when it comes to wishing you could get rid of them. There are many factors of which can be contributing to under eye bags:
* Sleeping patterns/Not getting enough sleep.
* Genetics (this is generally THE MAIN cause for most people)
- Before you hit the sack avoid anything spicy or anything containing caffeine, instead opt for milk, cheese and most peoples favourite; chocolate these contain amino acids which help to calm you down so you get your beauty sleep, and of course avoid using any tech stuff before bed!
- Try sleeping with a few extra pillows at night so your heads sitting up a bit more, if your basically sleeping with your head at the same height as your body this could be contributing to the problem of under eye bags. Huh? You’re probably wondering. Well under eye bags are made up of fluid which is built up (causing puffiness). If you are lying 90% flat with your head not raised the fluid builds up easier, while if you have your head a bit more elevated this helps to drain away excess fluids from your face.
- If you’re not drinking at least a litre of water a day and feel like you’ve tried everything to battle under eye bags then drink up as dehydration could be the contributing factor.
- Use a good firming eye cream. This will help to tighten and firm up the area which helps to reduce puffiness both the appearance and physical aspect of them. Bonus they also help to prevent wrinkles and sagging of the skin! Try keeping yours in the fridge overnight so you can quickly dab it on in the morning.
- Less is best. I can’t stress how important the less is more/less is best rule is and how much it comes into play in the beauty sector. It applies to nails, hair, makeup and skin! When you are using an eye cream I cannot stress how important it is not to use to much! Using a lot of eye cream will result in product build up which builds up underneath the skin causing excess puffiness. Try opting to spreading out the cream well (in a tapping motion) all the way out to the cheekbone; believe it or not this is where most of the puffiness comes from.
- It’s a well-known fact that cooling down the area is the best thing to reduce puffiness, at least temporarily anyway! So put your feet up and some cool cucumber slices on your eyes for a few minutes to help reduce puffiness, you can also try putting a table spoon in the fridge and pressing it on closed eyes for a few minutes, it’ll be cold but it works!
Okay enough with all that crazy healthy stuff, let’s move onto concealing instead.
- I bet 90% of you have never thought of this before and to be perfectly honest neither had I, but using contouring & highlighting to make those under eye bags *magically disappear* (or at least make other people think they have) this is the way to go. You are going to need two concealers either cream or liquid based (liquid tends to work better) and you are not going to be using ones that match your skin tone. You need a concealer which is at least 1 shade lighter than your natural skin tone (a shade and a half works best) and you also need a concealer which is a shade darker than your skin tone (don’t go any darker than one shade). Also DO NOT use a concealer which is highlighting/luminizing/light reflecting whatever else you want to call it, use a basic matte no shimmer concealer.
So listen up….
1. Take your darker concealer shade and place it all over the puffiness do not go any further, make sure you get it only on the area of which is puffy and blend in using a tapping motion with your ring finger, remember that less is more so don’t use too much.
2. Take the lighter shade of concealer next and use it to outline about a millimetre around the outside of your under eye bags (it’s best to lower your chin and look in the mirror to figure out where this is as normally the bags will pop out so you can just place the lighter shade underneath) and blend very very gently and very very precisely, you may be best to use a very small/precise clean natural hair eyeshadow/liner smudge brush to do this (I have said to allow one millimetre as opposed to half a millimetre which is ideal so that there is room to blend, however if you find that placing it half a millimetre works better do what works best for you)
3. Do not add powder, illuminator or anything else on top. Powder will add bulk which you do not want and placing illuminator on the bag will add light to the puffiness making them more pronounced. Under eye bags need to be brought back with darkness and the outer area needs to be brought forward with lightness, if you insist on using illuminator which I do not recommend only use it on the outer area. If you find your concealer creasing try priming the area prior to correcting/concealing, use powder as the very last resort.
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Step 2: Drive to pet store that sells birds.
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Step 4: Using same rock, kill a second bird.
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