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The Power of Blue

bella blue “I think fashion trends are moving away from minimalism,” celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose tells (Refinery29). “You see bolder colors, prints and embellished items… so, in turn, you see fun, colorful, and decorative makeup like blue shadow really coming back in a big way.”

We saw blue eyeshadow rocking the runway but little did we know that it would actually turn into a trend that almost everyone is willing to try it. Pastel and metallic eyeshadows are more accepted and used for all skin tones, now its a royal darkish blue that’s waving the eye makeup look. So does it work on absolutely everyone? YES and here’s how.

From my perspective I actually believe that the cobalt blue eyeshadow has nothing to do with skin tone, it’s just a matter of self confidence whether you want to get noticed wearing it or not and be completely shy about it. However some of the shades suit one skin tone more than the other.

maquillaje-3a-a1- It’s way easier to apply – Rule #1 try not to make it look so perfect, the whole point of it is just applying it on the eye making it look disconnected and undone.

2- Tone it down – since you are going bold on the eyes tone it down with the lipstick, mascara, eyeliner and false lashes (Ishimmer : La Belle Lashes, Vamp Lashes and Cluster Lashes). Multiple celebrity makeup artists suggest to go for a dewy skin look rather than the matte look, just to keep the skin looking fresh and vibrant.

3- Smoke it – you can use two shades of blue for a smoky eye effect, only this time it’s blue, for an eye opening look you can add a shimmered eyeshadow towards the inner corners of the eyes.

4- If you want to take this trend one step at a time you can start with a blue wing eyeliner that’s on the upper lid, or a blue eyeshadow that’s traced along the lower lash line. shay-mitchellAccording to Elle Magazine, darker skin tones tend to look better with aquamarine/ teal shades of blue, when lighter skin tones tend to look better with cobalt, royal and darker shades of blue. But really just like I said, I think you can flaunt any shade of blue no matter the skin tone, it’s a statement look just depends if you’re up for it or not.

Recommended Blues: Kim-Kardashian-x-Makeup-By-Mario-Collab-Revealed-3

1- Full Metal Eyeshadow – YSL

2- Vivid Brights Eyeliner – NYX Cosmetics

3- Les 4 Ombres – Chane

5- Dark Star 006 UltraViolet Blue – Pat Mcgrath Labs

6- 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette – KKW X Mario

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KKW Powder Contour

kkw beauty kitAlthough KKW contour stick got really bad reviews. I honestly believe that the second product of Kim Kardashian is not so bad after all. The Powder Contour Kit in Medium is the one I own.

I loved it, I haven’t used the bronzer shade yet (I found it too dark and has an orange undertone which is not a favorite look of mine).

The compact is divided into four squares, each big enough to dip a bronzing/ contouring brush into aside from the brush that comes with it. The first color is a highlighter, creamy off white in color. Which I love the most, I apply it in the inner corner of my eyes, bridge of my nose and under my brows. It gives off the perfect shimmer illusion.

Second square is the concealer setter (that has a little bit of shimmer / if you like to set your concealers with that), a pale ivory shade that works.

The powder is super pigmented. Last but not least is a neutral taupe brown with no orangey tones blends extremely well, stays put and actually looks very natural even when heavily applied.

I apply this brown tone with no foundation sometimes if I’m in a hurry and need a little bit of contouring, it stays put and the color does not change tones when applied with foundation or without.

The KKW Powder Contour is great for beginners, and if you’re into a nice highlighter shine then this kit is for you. If she sells the highlighter on its own, I think it would be amazing !! I loved it more than other brands I tried, and would definitely continue using the highlighter, the contour part, well there are other brands too.

 

 

 

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Contour Kit…

Anastasia Beverly Hill, Contour Kit. A palette with six shades, three for contouring and three for highlighting. Darker shades of the palette are for shading and defining while lighter shades are made to enhance features. The set contains all the colors to emphasize the jawlines, cheekbones, lips, browbones, eyes and nose.

Its variety of shades are suitable for most skin tones. For those with lighter skin, contour using Fawn. Those with medium skin should stick to Java. And lastly those with darker skin should be using Havana. I think all the highlight shades are fabulous and like there is a shimmer one as well. I especially love Banana as its yellow undertones mask virtually any redness and is perfect for setting your under eye concealer.

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Contour + Highlight Tip:  Draw lines down either side of your nose with a shade 2-3 tones darker than your skin tone. This gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer nose. You can also apply the darker shade under your cheekbones to exaggerate them. The key is to BLEND. You can also apply the contour on your jawline to define and slim your face. Dab a highlighter on the top of cheekbones, your cupid’s bow and down the center of the nose for a dewy finish. There you have it xxx

 

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Silky Thick Groom

hairstyles-trends-2015-16 134f9fdbbec7b6ce70472ec774d72bedHair treatments, the most confusing. We are promised so many long lasting results. Formulas vary from silicone-based, to alcohol free, to natural, to curl enhancing, etc… I tried a couple of products that I believe helped in thicken my hair and have a long lasting shine. In this post I will share with you my top products along with some simple hair remedies you can try at home.

1- Kerastase Lumiere Liquid: It’s quite pricey, however it can last for a year since you just need one or two hair drops for all hair types. This serum gives extreme shine and is extremely weightless. When you spray it on your hand and put it on your hair you bareful feel anything. But you get the shine.

2-Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum: It can pretty much straighten curly hair. You however have to apply it on wet hair before blow drying your hair as it also helps with minimizing tangles. This serum is mostly recommended for those with curly hair but can also work on any hair types as you can always put it on the tips of your hair for defrizzing.

3- Apple Cider Vinegar: Yes it stinks, but when you leave it in your hair for around 30 minutes before you shower, the silky shine you get is unbelievable. The smell will still remain after you wash it, but only you can smell it. For best results I apply apple cider vinigar on my hair, tie it and cover it with a plastic bag for hydrating effects. (please do not try if you have an irritation to vinigar).