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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If you've been following my blog you will know by now that I often complain (cry, whine, act like a drama queen, etc.) about having adult acne. Come on! It doesn't seem fair. I thought my days of break outs were behind me, but alas they are here to stay! Woo Hoo!
So, I figured since I can't beat it I might as well conceal it. Concealer is one of those things that can be a bit intimidating so I wanted to show you just how easy it can be to hide any unwanted blemishes or dark circles. Right now my favourite combo for coverage is my Lise Watier Corrector Wheel and my Bare Minerals foundation (after I've used my primer of course!). The combination creates a flawless canvas, and lasts all day long. The best part is I don't feel like I want to wash my face immediately when I get home from work. If you are looking for great coverage, that feels lovely and light on your skin, check out the video below and give it a try. I'd love to hear what you think. Click on the picture below to watch the tutorial.
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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!
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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!