Where are my Cheekbones?

 We all have them, some may have bigger ones, while others need a little help highlighting them! What am I talking about?

Cheekbones, of course!

Eyes may be the window to your soul and lips do all the talking, but don’t forget the power of chiseled cheekbones!!

Here’s how you can find yours and how you can show them off!

1. Smile

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2. Place your index finger at the center of the apple of your cheek.
3. Place your thumb at the top of your ear where it connects to your head.
4. Now take your thumb and bring it toward your index finger.

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That bone you feel is your cheekbone!!
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5. Next, apply your blush directly onto the cheekbone. Avoid too much color directly on the apple. Rather sweep up and away.

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6. Go a step further and apply your highlight directly above your blush

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7.  And then your bronzer/contour directly below your blush.
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8.  BLEND BLEND BLEND in for a flawless look!

9. SMILE some more because you found your cheekbones!!

Chisel your cheekbones for a natural look or go more daring with a more defined look! Here are some beautiful examples to follow…

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Be Beautiful on a Budget…

What if I told you that you can achieve gorgeous neutral eyeshadow looks without having to shell out a ton of money?  We all know that we can easily walk into Sephora or a makeup counter and purchase some amazing palettes, (that usually come with a hefty price tag), but a lot of ladies I talk to just don’t have the money (or want to) spend that much money!

So, what do you do if you want to achieve sultry neutral looks, but a bit more budget friendly!  You still deserve to look beautiful on any budget and here are some of my fave neutral shadow palettes worth checking out!

Physician’s Formula Nude Palette in Warm
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nyx Dream Catcher Palette
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MUA Undressed Palette
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NYC Long Beach Sands
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Wet N Wild Walking on Eggshells
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ELF Natural eye palette
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All of these palettes are under $20 and most are under $10…so there you have it…you can be beautiful on a budget! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

Be Beautiful at ANY Age!

Age defying makeup!

You can be beautiful at any age; but dont let your skincare and makeup routine hide your beauty! Take these steps at looking and feeling beautiful as you age!

ALWAYS take care of your skin! Exfoliate, moisturize, use retinols and SPF!

-Prime and apply a nourishing oil like Argon or jojoba oil before you apply your makeup.  You want to plump up your skin and add more hydration before you apply any makeup.

-Trade in heavy foundations for lighter formulas

-Go for creamier textures – they wont settle into your fine lines and wrinkles. They work beautifully with your skin for a more youthful glow.

-Skip the powder- over doing the powder its going to accentuate your fine lines and wrinkles

-Use blush and bronzer without shimmers to add color and warmth to your skin

-Highlight your cheekbones and browbones for an instant “facelift”

-Shape your eyebrows naturally– if your eyebrows are sparse and light- get your eyebrows tinted with a semi permanent tint (usually lasts 4-6 weeks if done by a pro). Or use a natural looking powder or pencil to fill in on a daily basis. 

-Keep your eye makeup soft with neutral pops of color. That doesnt mean you can only wear brown shadow, but keep it neutral and warmer, rather than trendy and bright.

-Dont just line the bottom on your eye (this is going to make your eyes look tired and small)

-Curl your lashes and apply a volumizing mascara

-Dont go too light or too dark with your lipstick. Too light will wash you out and make you look tired and too dark will age you even more.

Take notes from these gorgeous celebs makeup!

(one thing they all have in common? I’ll bet you they take care of their skin!!)

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