Saturday, 24 November 2012

Highlighting

A lot of my friends ask me the same old questions about highlighting, which usually include: "What exactly is highlighting?" and "Why do people do it?".

Well highlighting your face means you use a light shimmery cream or powder to highlight the high parts of your face. The purpose of this is to help give your face dimension and by giving your face dimension by highlighting and contouring, it helps your face to appear slimmer. Highlighting isn't a technique I would suggest woman to use for their everyday makeup, but on special occasions like a date, a party or a evening out I would definitely suggest trying it out. I have a bit of a rounder face so I find it to make a huge difference when I contour and highlight my face.

So what areas of your face should you highlight?

The first area that I always encourage people to highlight is the inner corners of their eyes. This can make such a big difference in your look. It helps to make your eyes appear larger and brings a lot more attention to them. I usually use a white shimmery shadow and use my finger to dab it into my inner corners. You could also use a soft pink or grey on the inner corners, I use white because I already have very fair skin.

You can also highlight your brow bone as well, giving your eyes more depth and dimension. This helps keep more focus on your eyes.

The next area I would suggest is your cheek bones, this helps make them stand out and also gives you a healthy dewy look to your skin. For this area you could also use a shimmery shadow, but I would suggest a cream personally because you want your skin to have a healthy glow to it, using a shadow could make it look too matte and cakey.

Another area would be down the bridge of your nose. Personally I skip this part because I don't want any attention drawn to my nose. But for people interested in this step I would suggest to lightly use your choice of highlighter, cream or powder, and gently swipe it down the bridge of your nose to help your nose appear a bit slimmer and help to give you more of the dewy look.

 The last area I suggest to people to highlight is right above your upper lip. This really helps to make your lips stand out more and make them appear fuller. I think it helps to give that pouty kind of look.


Thanks for reading!

Monday, 9 July 2012

NEW BLOG!!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to write a brief post on my new blog page, Dear Prudence. I will still be posting here of course though!
I have collaborated with a friend of mine, Cassi Kennedy, who runs a fashion blog. We started a blog to help girls who are on a budget but still want to look nice, fashionwise and makeupwise.
So if you are interested, and if you like my blog then go check it out! Let me know what you all think and FOLLOW MY OTHER BLOG please! Thanks everyone!


Thanks for reading!

:D

Friday, 6 July 2012

Great Summer BB Cream



In the summer it can be difficult for some girls to keep their skin looking fresh and flawless since it's hot outside and our makeup tends to melt off. Not a pretty look, am I right?

My suggestion for summer is to switch from your regular foundation to a tinted moisturizer, or a BB Cream. Garniers BB Cream (sold at walmart and drug stores) is a great choice for summer because it not only evens out your skin, but it provides spf for your skin of 15. Keeping your skin protected from the sun helps to prevent wrinkles in the future, so that's a plus. 

BB Cream is actually better for your skin than foundation is because it doesn't clog your pores and actually helps to clear up acne and keep your skin moisturized. 

The only downfall to this Garnier BB Cream is that I find it leaves my skin looking a little oily. But this is easy to take care of by just using some translucent powder in your T zone to get rid of some of the shine. I like to leave my cheeks looking a little dewy so I don't put any powder there.

BB Cream will help to give you a nice, natural glow for the summer rather than a cakey, runny mess. To read more on BB Cream check out my BB Cream blog post! Thanks for reading!!

joda

Sunday, 17 June 2012

M I A !!

Hey everyone!

I know I have been missing from my blog for the past little while. I was extremely busy finishing up my journalism degree and working. I took time away from my blog to get these other important things out of my way! So I successfully graduated from the journalism program in Windsor, Ontario!

I just wanted to thank everyone for still supporting my blog even while I have been missing! I will be continuing to update my blog and keep on posting on a weekly basis now that I am done school and not as occupied. I have a LOT more free time now so you can expect to see much more from me!

Thanks for reading! Love you's!

Joda

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Foundation Review


A couple of months ago, a friend of mine told me about how much she loves this new airbrush foundation by revlon. Now some of you may or may have heard about it and I would like to say that I actually like this better then my mac studio sculpt foundation that I usually buy. I'll get into why I like this product better a little later.
So back to why I bought the product. I bought it because it was on sale at Rexall (where my friend works) and I decided that it was worth a try. Plus I get airmiles at Rexall so that may or may not have swayed my decision to buy this. I was a bit skeptical about the product when I was buying it because it is a mousse and I usually stay away from mousse because I don't usually find it does much for my skin.
The day after I bought the product, I decided to open it up and give er a go. At first I was a little unsure on how I should apply this because, again, it's a mousse. I was also unsure of how much of the product I was going to need. I gently pumped out some foam onto the back of my hand and decided to use a stippling brush to apply it which seemed to work pretty well. I find that I really only need a dime size amount of the product because one small pump does go a long way.
After I lost my stippling brush, I started using a regular foundation brush, which I actually like a lot better than my stippling brush which is surprising because I usually LOVE and rave about the stippling brush. With the regular foundation brush, I just gently press the brush into the product and using small strokes, apply it to my face. I would NOT suggest using your fingers to apply this product. Not even in an emergency situation would I use my fingers to apply this. I did it once, and I looked like an oompa loompa. Not cute at all.
Now on to why I choose this product over my mac studio sculpt that I usually buy. For the longest time I was only using my mac foundation, every once in a while I would try something new but I would always go back to my mac. Now don't get me wrong, i still love mac. I have been using this product for a few months now and I am on my second container of it. I was starting to find it a little stressful buying the mac foundation because in Canada, it costs me around $42 every time I need a new one, which as a student, has become a hard option for me. I knew I needed to try and find something a little cheaper.
 This product works for me and I like it a bit better because it is very lightweight on my skin and doesn't make it look oily or anything like that. I also find that it lasts a long time and really stays on your skin well. The one bad thing I would say is that it can dry out your skin a bit, but I usually just put on a bit of primer or just some lotion before applying the foundation and I don't have any problems with it.
Again, everyones skin is different so this could be different for other people. I have very fair skin, and it tends to be on the dryer side. I do break out every so often and this foundation does a great job at hiding flaws without looking too cakey. So if you have skin similar to mine, you may want to try this out. It is a bit of a heavier coverage so keep that in mind if you are looking to try this product out.
This is a photo of me and a friend (I'm the blond on the right). I am wearing this foundation in this photo and as you can see it has great coverage for me and it still gives my skin a nice dewy kind of look to it. Not greasy, not dry, dewy. Just thought I would throw this photo in to give you guys an idea of what kind of coverage it gives.



Thanks for reading!! Have a Happy Easter everyone! If you celebrate Easter?

Monday, 2 April 2012

10,000 pageviews!

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone for all of their support with the blog. I was really excited this weekend to see that I had reached 10,000 pageviews!

I never in a million years thought I would make it to 10,000 pageviews before summer hit, so thank you all again so much! I have been trying to blog as much as I possibly can, but it has been hard since I am in my last semester of Journalism. I have been extremely busy with my schooling and internship, so once summer hits I will be blogging A LOT more often. Since I have been busy, I am so pleasantly surprised by the 10,000 pageviews.

Anyways, I've babbled long enough. Thanks again!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Kim Kardashian Makeup Looks


 I wanted to first start this blog off by showing you what kim looks like without makeup on. So the above picture shows that but you can also see that kim is really quite a pretty girl. Now, I am not a huge fan of kim kardashian or anything like that. But I will agree that she is pretty and I am doing this blog because a lot of people like kim and want to know about her makeup. Enjoy!
This is makeup look number one because I feel like when you see kim in magazines, this is her typical look. For her face she definitly wears a high coverage foundation, no one's skin is that perfect. She has on a really pretty pink blush, one that is more subtle. I would choose one that is easier to build up. Then for her eyes it looks like she is only wearing a white eyeshadow and maybe some black or dark grey on the outer corners with black eyeliner on her top lashline and on the lower lashline. Her eyes are completely lined all around which gives her eyes a great shape. Of course she has mascara on as well. Then the lips are a nude lipstick and a gloss over top.

I want to start off by saying that I LOVE this look on Kim. She looks very elegant and timeless. So again we have the foundation (you can use whatever works best with your skin) then she has a lovely orangy peach blush on the apples of her cheeks. For her eyes, she most definitly has fake eyelashes on, so use a pair that are long and more natural looking if you choose to wear fake eyelashes. It doesn't look as though she is wearing any eyeshadow at all, so you can leave your lids bare if you would like or use a soft white eyeshadow or even a shimmer nude eyeshadow just to hide and veins in your eyelids. The lips are the most important part here. First, her lips are lined with a deep red liner to really make the lips stand out. Then for the actual lip colour, use a red lipstick that has some orange tinge to it as well. Then overtop, use a clear gloss. Again, love this look. This is a great "going out to dinner" look.
I am not a huge fan of this look on Kim but I figured I would explain it for anyone who wishes to try it out. This look can work for certain people but not everyone can pull this off. So again, the foundation, then for the cheeks it looks like she is only wearing bronzer, and not so much blush. The eyes are the most important feature in this look. For her eyes, she has a dark grey eyeshadow on her lids then her eyes are lined all around. Then the eyeliner has been smudged down on her bottom lashline. You can achieve this smudged look by using a black or dark grey eyeshadow along the lower lashline as well. then top the look with your favourite mascara (I like falsies by maybelline). Then for the lips, use a nude lipstick and some gloss overtop. You could also use a bit of concealer on your lips if you don't have nude lipstick. This will help to keep all the attention on your eyes. I would say this is a night on the town kind of look.

How cute is this look. She reminds me of Pocahontas in this picture. For this look, you want your skin to look really glowy. So be sure to highlight your cheek bones and down the centre of your nose. Then it looks like her face has been heavily bronzed. I wouldn't go too heavy but I would use a bronzer to LIGHTLY contour the hollows of your cheeks and the sides of your forehead beside your eyebrows. Then if you want to, you can contour the sides of your nose as well. For the eyes, use a natural dark brown colour on the outer corners then a soft, shimmery white eyeshadow on the inner corners. Then use a black or brown eyeliner all around your eyes. Then top your eyes off with mascara. For the lips, I would use a very soft pink lipstick colour and a touch of gloss, not too much tho.
Again, I love the red lip on Kim, this is look is a bit different then the other red lip look we saw. Her  cheeks have a more defined blush look. I would use a blush that is a more reddish orange colour. Then for her eyes she has her top lashline lined and not the lower lashline like she usually does. Then for the eyelids again I would just use a bit of white or nude eyeshadow. Don't be shy with the mascara for this look since your bottom lashline isn't lined, you don't want to completely lose your eyes in the look. For the lips I would use a very vibrant blood red lipstick.

Thanks again for reading this blog! I hope you all enjoyed!

P.s. none of these photos were taken by me! They were found on the internet!