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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…

25 Green-Colored Desserts for St. Patrick's Day

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2014/03/12/shamrock-shake-cupcakes/

I'm not sure why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day here in the states, if not for the green beer and delicious corned beef brisket. Definitely a holiday I can get behind! Top off the meal with one of these yummy green St.Patrick's Day desserts.

1. Shamrock Shake Cupcakes by Brown Eyed Baker (pictured above / Image and recipe by Brown Eyed Baker)


4. Irish Peanut Butter Potato Candy via allrecipes.com

5. Creme de Menthe Brownie Bites via Better Homes and Gardens

http://www.glorioustreats.com/2011/03/fudge-mint-brownies-recipe.html

6. Fudge Mint Brownies by Glorious Treats (pictured above / Image and recipe by Glorious Treats)


8. Lemon Pistachio Checkerboard Cookies via Better Homes and Gardens


10. Chocolate Mint Pinwheel Cookies via Betty Crocker

http://www.glorioustreats.com/2012/03/shamrock-cut-out-cupcakes.html

11. Shamrock Cut-Out Cupcakes by Glorious Treats (pictured above / Image and recipe by Glorious Treats)

12. Clover Cookie Pops via Betty Crocker

13. Shamrock Sugar Cookies (you can make without a clover cookie cutter!) via Better Homes and Gardens


15. Creamy Lime Squares by Eat, Live, Run

http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2013/03/11/buttercream-frosting-pops/

16. Chocolate Mint Buttercream Frosting Pops by Love From the Oven (pictured above / Image and recipe by Love From the Oven)

17. Shamrock Shake Cake by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

18. Grasshopper Ice Cream Shake Dessert by Julie's Eats and Treats

19. Creme de Menthe Layer Cake via Better Homes and Gardens

20. Chocolate Covered Mint Patties by Mom on Time Out

http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2009/03/dark-chocolate-creme-de-menthe-cupcakes.html

21. Dark Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cupcakes by Love & Olive Oil (pictured above / Image and recipe by Love & Olive Oil)


23. Chocolate Mint-Thin Cookies via Better Homes and Gardens

24. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies by Crafty Corner

25. Prize-Winning Tropical Icebox Pie  (gluten-free and dairy-free!!) by Foodie with Family



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  1. Just the sight of all that is beyond tasty!

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  2. These desserts are all adorable! I love those cookie pops. I might try to make those!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

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  3. I LOVE mint chocolate brownies. They are a family favorite in my house. So many fun recipes!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  4. This is amazing! So pretty and super yummy looking! Thanks for sharing! Have an amazing weekend!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

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  5. Ummm, YUMMY! Everything looks delicious :)
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  6. One of my favorite holidays and love all your picks for it!

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  7. Definitely the beer and tasty things

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