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Easy Everyday Contouring and Highlighting

Contouring and highlighting has been a huge makeup trend in recent years, and with good reason - you can use concealer to achieve more defined cheek bones, to make your lips look bigger, and my personal favorite - to hide a double chin. And despite all of the intricate tutorials out there, I want to show you that it can actually be quick an easy!

The first trick is to start with the right concealer shades. First, let’s get one thing straight: when I say highlighter, I do not mean the super light and shimmery highlighter that should only be reserved for above the cheekbones. I’ve seen all too many makeup vloggers apply that all over, from the forehead to the tip of the nose, to the cupid’s bow and the chin. Those however, are rather places for a creamy skin-tone concealer.


How to Pick the Right Shade of Concealer

For the highlights, you want a concealer that is one to two shades lighter than your foundation. If you just go one shade lighter, as I have, pick one with a yellow tone, so y…

An Elegant Tartan Christmas Table Setting










You may recognize this table runner and the plaid tablecloth from my post on an elegant tartan Thanksgiving table setting. For Christmas last year, I quickly updated it for Christmas with bright red napkins, plaid salad plates, and a festive centerpiece. For the Christmas centerpiece, I started with a red-ornament garland then added pine cones and the same red pillar candles I used for Thanksgiving. A mini tree adorned with more red-ball ornaments competed the centerpiece. Simple water goblets and red stemless wineglasses completed each place setting.

 

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