pic courtesy of makeup.com
When it comes to putting a base on the face sometimes it's not just a case of applying foundation. To really make the most of the shape of your face often it requires some shading to play down parts and enhance others so that the skin looks completely flawless. This pic explains the process very easily. A highlighter reflects the light giving the skin a nice glow on the forehead and right in the cupids bow of the lip, and hides the darkness under the eyes. The matt (no shimmer) bronzer along the nose defines the line of the nose and can make your nose look slimmer if it's broad. And bronzer around the edge of the face defines it . The secret to making it look good is making sure it is all blended so there are no harsh lines anywhere and it all just magically blends in together. One of my favourite highlighters is the YSL touche eclat pen and Nars bronzer. Both easy to apply and natural on the skin. If you follow this easy guide you will notice the difference that contouring makes to your face and your skin will simply glow.
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.