All About the GLOW: Highlighters

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Hi Loves!!! I know it’s been a while since my last post 😦 Work has been real and I did a little bit of traveling (Nola was AMAZING). But now I’m back with a quick post about Highlighters! Strobing is definitely trending now in makeup and everyone wants their highlight on FLEEK! So I will swatch some highlighters I have and give you some of my thoughts!

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My Highlight & Contour Routine

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Hi Loves! Today we are going to talk highlighting and contouring! I want you to keep in mind that I named this post MY highlight and contour routine because we all have different face shapes, so your highlighting/contouring will be different from mine. However I will give some tips and tricks for different face shapes! Before we jump right in lets go over a little background.

You want to highlight and contour AFTER you’ve applied your foundation. Sometimes people confuse color correcting under the eye with highlighting. You typically color correct BEFORE you apply your foundation. For my WOC, peach color concealers will be the best thing to use for color correcting hyper-pigmentation (dark spots). If your darker than me you want to go for a darker peach/orange corrector. If your lighter then me you want to go for a lighter peach concealer. For my fair women you want to use green to color correct red blemishes on your skin. This is not a post on color correcting so lets move on lol

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The picture on the left is my bare face. As you can see the light naturally hits my T-Zone area: my forehead, bridge of nose, high points of cheeks and chin. You can also see that the perimeter of my face  is darker and there is a slight shadow under my cheek bones. The picture on the right is after I applied foundation (and brows) and I lose all those features, my face is now all one color and seems one dimensional. We want to highlight/contour to bring dimension back to our face, and enhance some features that we may not have!

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Birthday Makeup Haul!

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Hi Loves! As promised earlier this week, here is my birthday haul!! I know, I know….It looks like a lot of makeup! You only turn 25 once right 🙂 I hit all of my favorite makeup stores, and I also purchased somethings online. So lets get into the goodies I got!

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MAC

Prep+Prime Fix+
Pro Longwear Concealer NC42
221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
Stone Matte Lipstick
Candy Yum-Yum Lipglass
Brown Script Matte2 Eyeshadow
Red Brick Matte Eyeshadow

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