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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…

Shopping Guide: Top Gifts for the Downton Abbey Fan

The return of the popular British dramatic series Downton Abbey is creating serious buzz. The fourth season, already having aired in Britain, makes it's debut in the U.S. on BBC tonight! I've got my DVR set. I've been a huge Downton fan from the very beginning. Like all popular T.V. shows, the series has given rise to books and other thematic merchandise.

With Valentine's Day and Mother's Day coming up, it's the perfect time to buy a Downton-themed gift for the Downton Abbey fan in your life. Though anytime is right for such a refined gift. From elegant Edwardian-style jewelry to boxed tea sets, there are plenty of items to choose from. Although with the continuous rise in 1920s vintage style, you don't have to stick with Downton products. Any Downton fan would love a beautiful beaded frame clutch or a formal tea set.

SHOP the Guide: 1. Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley  //  2. Downton Abbey Lip Gloss Trio and Lip Balm Duo - available at Marks and Spencer   //  3. Downton Abbey "Gilded Age Carded" Gold-Tone Belle Epoch Bow Filigree Drop Earrings   //  4. Republic of Tea Downton Abbey English Rose Tea, 36 Tea Bags   also available in a 2 piece boxed gift set//  5. Reed Barton 4-piece serving set  //  6. Adams Media Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: 150+ Recipes  //  7. Masterpiece Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2 3 Deluxe Limited Edition...  //  8. MG Collection Elegant Embroidered Hand Seed Beaded Fashion Evening Clutch   //  9. Downton Abbey Glass Candle  //  10. Downton Abbey Mini Wrapped Soaps // Layout by Krisztina Williams via Polyvore. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

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