Suck in your cheeks (make a fishy face) and apply your matte bronzer along the underside of your cheekbone. You want to 'carve' out the area under your cheekbone to create definition in your cheeks. By doing this you add definition to your cheeks. It is a great trick to make your face appear slimmer. If you have a slender face you can still apply bronzer in the same spot,I would just recommend that you apply it a little lighter so it doesn't hollow out your cheeks too much. The matte bronzers I have here are Marcelle - Natural Bronze and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Medium/Deep (this one is quite a bit darker though it doesn't quite show in the picture).
Apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks (two finger widths from your nose) and sweep your brush up and outwards (towards your ear). The two shades in the picture below are Pop of Pink by Smashbox, and MAC's Fleur Power.
Apply your highlight on the upper section of your cheekbone. Again, sweep the colour outwards towards your ear. You can use any highlighter you'd like. The ones below are Smashbox Prism, Revlon Photoready Skinlights in Pink Light and Physicians Formula in Natural Nude.
Blend. Blend. Blend. Blend. Blend. Make sure that you blend enough so that none of these lines are visible. Some people add all three colours then blend, or blend as they go along. You will see in the video that I blend as I apply. That's just my preference. Find what works best for you. The most important thing is that your bronzer, blush and highlight should be blended seamlessly with one another. If you'd like to watch me show you a quick and easy way to integrate an HD cheek into your daily routine:
If you have any questions at all about creating your own HD cheek, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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On my Makeup by Bree Facebook page I was asked to do a Zombie tutorial. Since I had never done anything like that before I thought why not? I love a good challenge and I also want to make Halloween looks (and tutorial videos) that people will find useful.
So. I sat down, got out all of my makeup and decided to try my best. This is what I came up with. It is my take on a Zombie Fairy (unfortunately I didn't have wings - so you will have to use your imagination). Note: I have never watched a Zombie movie or tutorial ( I am rated G! I am not kidding) but promise to do my homework for next year!
If you want to re-create this look watch the video below to find out how. The products are listed here as well as in the description beneath the video on YouTube.
Here is the look that I created in the video below. I have watched MANY YouTube tutorials in my day. YouTube has helped me teach myself so many tips and tricks. I wanted to try filming a tutorial so I could share my morning routine with all of you. I did speed up the video - if only I could do it that quickly. The video was closer to 15 minutes - which isn't bad considering I had some heavy concealer work to do!
So as mentioned in my post on primer, I LOVE my Smashbox 15 hour wear cream eyeshadow. I found out about this little gem through a friend and decided to try it. I've been hooked ever since! I currently own two shades, riches and topaz (see picture below).
I love these eye shadows. They work great on their own, and as a base. You can blend them with other colours (both cream eye shadows and non) and they will easily last all day. The only set back is they are $23.00 a piece. It adds up fast, so I am always looking for drugstore comparisons.
I know that high end makeup products are not in everyone's budget. I understand this. So, I try to keep my eye out for new products that are comparable to the high end ones. While working at Shoppers the other night I stumbled upon a product that I feel is comparable to these cream eye shadows and lasts all day too! What are they you ask? They are Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow.
So, you're getting married. Congrats! What an exciting time in your life. I am sure that with all of that planning you have to do for the big day, makeup is probably not at the top of the list. I am not here to say it should be, don't worry. I am here to offer you some advice on the basics for bridal makeup.
First things first, take a good long look at your makeup collection (or if you're me, in your makeup trunk!) and see if there are things you're planning on using that might need to be replaced. No one wants to have clumpy mascara in wedding photos. So, take a look. If you've invested in a few key items such as: foundation, concealer, and primer and they are working for you, stick with it! The last thing you want on your wedding day is to have a reaction to an unfamiliar product.
Okay, now that you've taken a look at what you have, here is a checklist of items I would make sure are in your wedding makeup kit:
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I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!