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! 

#1 Foundation … (personally)

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I have been using this foundation for over 2 years and I am not going back to anything else. I first heard about this foundation was watching a make-up tutorial with Mario Dedivanovic when he used it on Kim Kardashian. It is a little pricey but well worth it! It helps give you a full coverage, hiding all your blemishes, without making it look like you caked your face. I purchase mine at Sephora, there are just too many colors to simply match yourself up over the internet. Definitely give it a shot. Ask for samples if you don’t want to drop the cash.