Highlight & Contour

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These two products have entirely changed the structure of my face and the quality of my make-up application. Now every time I look at old photos of me with make-up, it just makes me sad and disappointed I never knew about this technique before. A lot of people may tell you need expensive products to create contour effects, but if you are creative enough with a little trial and error, there are cheaper products out there that can do the same tricks. My favorite discovery is the Almay Wake Up Undereye Concealer. After I apply My foundation and translucent powder, I squeeze out a little bit directly under my bottom eyelashes and start of my cheek bone. I then use a different foundation brush to gently pat and smooth the concealer until it blends nicely with the foundation. This will really help with puffiness and dark circles and give you the “wake up” look. Nights that I am going out or will be spending time outdoors I use the High Beam by Benefit, along the same lines (less amount than the concealer) to add a little shimmer. The High Beam is what will really help create that dewy/glow effect and highlight under the eyes, especially when the light hits it. This is great for summertime! I than just finish off with my bronzer and/or blush, blend it altogether and there is my radiant glowing look! Definitely give it a try… You will be surprised at what it can do! 

2013 Grammy Dress Nominees

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Ah yes! Black & red! 2 of my favorite colors stole the show at last nights Grammy Award Ceremony. Each of these dresses display a symmetrical style to it, which is a hot trend happening in high couture right now. The symmetrical shapes helps to draw the eyes in to a central point which in turn creates the desired hour glass figure. Although I am quiet please with what these lovely ladies’ stylist chose for them, there was indeed one dress that made me say… And the nominee for best symmetrical dress goes to…

Rhianna! Her color choice in a custom made Azzedine Alaïa design really complimented her skin tone and the sheer fabric across her stomach was tastefully done but yet still flirty.