We’re not all artists, but I am….. Jk, sort of.
Highlighter – Use sparingly – unless you want to look sweaty – but for your sake I hope sweaty isn’t your goal…
- Brow and cheek bones – make a V shape with the highlighter from under your brow to the top of your cheek, making the point connect at your temple. This lifts your structure and makes you look more defined, and is the first step to having those model cheek bones. Who doesn’t want a model face?
- Inner corner of eyes – wake up, babe! If you’re feeling shitty, highlighting the inner corner of your eyes makes you not look how you’re feeling. People would tell me that I look nice and I’d think “Really? I drank till 9am and got a mere couple hours of sleep”. Don’t tell anyone that though… Just take the complement.
- Cupid’s bow – this makes your lips look fat and pouty. And again, who doesn’t want that? When I’d do other peoples make up, they would ask “What the hell are you putting on top of my lip?” HIGHLIGHTER GIRL. And after that they do it every day. It takes two seconds, so why not?
- Bridge of the nose – as an asian girl, I have a pretty flat face (#azngirlproblems). This is optional, really. If you feel like your bridge could be higher, just slide some highlighter right down your nose, but not all the way if your nose gets oily. Generally, I just do it right around the length of my eyes.
Blush – Unless you wanna look like a dead goth chick
- Apples – Blend blush right under the highlighted area of your cheek, and go right into the hollows. This way you can blend it in. If you get a shimmery blush you can move it a little higher to blend in with the highlighter. I know those crazy ass Chanel colors are pretty but stick to neutral pinks and peaches unless you’re dark (in which case I’d recommend a brick red or burnt peach) or a clown.
- Nose – I tend to tap a little bit of blush on the tip of my nose so I don’t look super painted and it creates a natural looking flush. For pale complexions a dusty rose works, medium a tanned pink or pinky peach, and for darker complexions more brick colors.
Bronzer – Because you want to look like a golden goddess, unless you already have perfect bone sculpture, in which case go away.
- Perimeter – I mean all around your face, down to the jawline. Defining your jaw, is the finishing touch and it blurs any lines from your foundation. I always apply it slightly heavier around my forehead because it mimics the natural way your skin tans.
- Hollows – When applied below your blush, it completes the full definition of your cheek, making you look thinner and completes a sharp sculpted cheek. I use a greyish brown to mimic shadows. If you use a yellow toned or shimmery bronzed then you’ll have some bright ass shadows on your face, might as well skip it if you’re gonna do that.
- Nose – If I’ve gotten very tan over the summer sometimes I’ll use bronzer on the tip of my nose instead of blush, but that’s up to your own discretion.
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