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Baking — yeah, make-up baking

We can never get enough of upcoming makeup trends and techniques. Contouring, Strobing and now Baking. I am sure you came across makeup baking over the internet, so what is it? and how do you do it?

Baking makeup has been popular in the drag community for years and is even used by Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist (Mario) . To “bake your makeup” means to let your concealer sit on your face for 10 to 20 minutes before blending it, so that your own body heat enables the makeup to melt into your skin and cause it to change color and texture.

baking-largeStep one: apply eye cream around the area to minimise caking.

Step two: dab a thick, creamy concealer in a layer under the eyes and moving towards the temples, blending with a sponge.

Step four: dust translucent powder over the concealed under-eye, to set.

Step five: now that you’ve pre-concealed, you can bake. Dampen a sponge, dip it into more powder and with a suitably heavy-hand, apply a layer under the eyes

Step six: wait for  your face bake for anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes.

Step seven: With a clean fluffy brush, dust away any excess from your under-eyes.

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You can just forget about all the powder and pre concealing and just apply primer, foundation just like you regularly do, go with your normal makeup routing. apply your under-eye concealer in a sideways triangular shape while staying in the cheekbone area. let your concealer sit for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Use the time to line your lips, style your hair, or fill in your brows. Then Blend 🙂

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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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M.A.C Mineralize Charged Water Hydrating Mist

mac-mineralize-charged-water-e28093-skin-hydrating-mist1A refreshing, hydrating mist that replenishes skin and enhances makeup application and wear. Spray before makeup to create a dewy canvas. Re-apply as needed to replenish moisture or re-set makeupe. Infused with green tea and cirtus scents.

Definietly a must-have.

 

 

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Betty who? Betty Lou Manizer

An #essentail of mine  #bettyloumanizer by @thebalm_cosmetics I wear it a lot, it gives a dewy and #luminous look. Adds warmth and #glow to your face. A must have #summer accessory. Just imagine wearing it after a #tan can be used as a #blush too (bronzed look)
P.S Never wear a #bronzer all over your face.

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Limited Edition — Urban Decay

urban-decay-eyeshadow-primer-potion-enigmaUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma-

Gewn Stefani and brand(Urban Decay)  have joined forces to launch The Ultraviolet Edge an initiative created by Urban Decay co-founder Wende Zomnir that aims to donate $500,000 toward organizations that help empower women.

That’s not all, the Makeup benefit of it is: If you have trouble  getting your shadows to stay where they belong, the answer is Enigma. Even more, it leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.

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La Voilette, The “Face Veil”

The biggest hair trend to come off the spring runways was the voilette.ee Now, a sheer or mesh black face veil can look superchic and kind of kick-ass. However if you do not know how to wear it well, let’s leave it there.

Worry no more, an exclusive tip from the expert: Milliner Gigi Burris and accessories designer Jennifer Behr, “I think voilettes have a modernity about them” Burris prefers a voilette that hits just above the lips.

“Keep the hair back and somewhat undone so that it doesn’t feel fussy or compete with your voilette. For me, the secret is to keep the hair simple and pulled of the face so it doesn’t look costumey. untitledConfidence is most important when wearing a statement accessory like this.” .

TIP: For a more dramatic look, Behr suggests wearing red lipstick, like we saw at Chanel, gives a veil a casual vibe.

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No Time?

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I am really used to makeup and still it can take me ages to apply it properly, so what if you are a woman who just doesn’t have time to do all this. Great, well makeup brands have come up with a few products that go with the motto “the Faster the Better”. Here are a few products that will save you time and trouble everytime.

1. NARS the multiple stick, $39: This cream to-powder is magic.  Use it on cheeks, lips, eyes, body—wherever!

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2. Garnier BB Eye Roller, $11: This is for those mornings. It calms puffiness, hides dark circles, and awakens eyes with a cooling roll-on applicator. get-the-gloss-the-gloss-report-undereye-concealers-garnier-miracle-skin-perfector

3. Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm, $38; Known as a “10-in-One” —one universal shade gives you smooth coverage and a glowing complexion.

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