Highlighting and Contouring for dark skin | Part 3

This post is the last in the series. I really hope you have found this useful. A key problem with contouring on dark skin is finding a shade that is dark enough to create the required ‘contoured’ effect. I found it difficult trying to find a contour dark enough for my skin tone. After trying several products, I have listed a few options for ladies with dark skin.  Contouring is basically creating ‘shadows’ on areas of your face that you don’t want the light to hit you, it can also add definition to your face.…

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My Nude Lipstick Collection

I love my bold coloured lipsticks, but it is not really practical for me to be wearing bold lipsticks every day. Sometimes, I prefer neutral tones on my lips for everyday wear or if I have a bold eyeshadow look. There are different types of nude lipsticks, some with peach undertones, some are more brown than others, so it is down to personal preference which nude lipstick you like. Try different lipsticks to see what you are happy with. I tend to avoid really light nude lipsticks, but some people love them and rock them so…

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Highlighting and Contouring for dark skin | Part 2

Hey guys, As promised, here is Part 2 of the Highlighting and Contouring for dark skin series. Let us make this an interactive forum. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please leave them below. I really don’t bite! Please don’t forget to subscribe! With all that said and done, let’s get straight to it! Note: I am only focusing on the under eye highlighting and contouring. I am not wearing any eyeliner, blush, eyelashes, mascara, lipstick, and even Vaseline!  WHAT YOU NEED (+ What I used) *** Foundation in normal shade: Estee Lauder…

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Highlighting and Contouring for dark skin | Part 1

*** The last few years no one has been able to talk about makeup application without talking about highlighting and contouring. You have probably seen it go horribly wrong at least once in your lifetime! From hyper-beam highlighting to obvious unblended contouring! I have learnt how to highlight and contour my face without people questioning my sanity and wondering if I looked in the mirror before I walked outside my house! I will be doing a 3 part series on what products to use and how to highlight and contour. I will link all the…

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Prep those lips | Lush’s Lip Scrub

*** Matte lips are in! Wearing Matte lipstick that lasts all day without the need to reapply is the perfect answer to the cries of busy women who love wearing lipstick! The problem with these lipsticks is that they can be drying on your lips. Your lips feel like they are going to become a pile of ashes by the time you take them off! Constantly using matte lipsticks can make your lips dry and chapped. I am speaking from experience. My secret weapon against this is prepping my lips before applying my matte lipstick. By…

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The perfect red…

Red lipstick is feminine. It screams confidence and is the epitome of class and sophistication. The great thing about red is that it suits ladies of all skin tones. The key to pulling off a red lip is picking the right shade. However, finding the right shade of red can be hard work and sometimes quite frustrating! There are so many different shades of red, and to be honest all I care about is which one suits my complexion! It is safe to say that every woman knows about Mac’s Ruby Woo. It is the…

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10 ‘Need to Knows’ about Matte Liquid Lipsticks

*** Applies like a liquid gloss but dries matte. *** These lipsticks are highly pigmented so you may only need one coat. If you want the colour to be more dramatic, add more coats. Be mindful that darker colours tend to be more pigmented than the lighter colours. *** Smudge and Kiss – Proof! They are meant to last for hours, which is great for women on the go! They also can be drying on your lips so be sure to prep your lips before application. *** Prep your lips before applying to avoid an…

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