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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 Ways to Make a Margarita


My husband and I drink mostly wine and beer, but we do love a good margarita. With summer coming up, I find myself drooling over all the fruity cocktails on Pinterest. These amazing versions of a traditional margarita are all over the web lately due to Cinco de Mayo, and I'm itching to try one. I think I'd love the sweet and spicy combination in the strawberry-jalapeno margarita. How about you? Click the links for the recipes!

1. Strawberry Habanero Margarita (pictured above) by Heather Christo

2. Blackberry Cilantro Margarita by A Beautiful Mess

3. Pineapple Margaritas by Recipe Girl

4. Strawberry Fresita-rita by A Pretty Life

5. Watermelon Margarita by Michael of Inspired by Charm

http://www.adventures-in-cooking.com/2014/05/spicy-rosemary-rhubarb-margarita.html

6. Spicy Rosemary Rhubarb Margarita (pictured above) by Eva of Adventures in Cooking

7. Mango Margaritas by The Pioneer Women

8. Pomegranate Margaritas by Recipe Girl

9. Lime Sherbet Margaritas via Just A Pinch

10. Grapefruit Margarita by Apartment 34

http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/06/06/blueberry-lime-margaritas/

11. Blueberry Lime Margaritas (pictured above) by Heather Christo

12. Cherry Lavender Beer Margaritas by Heather Christo

13. Frozen Blackberry Margaritas by The Pioneer Woman

14. Dragonfruit Margaritas by Freutcake

15. Smoky Watermelon Jalapeno Margaritas by Boulder Locavore

http://theeffortlesschic.com/2014/the-table/cocktail-hour-spicy-strawberry-margaritas/

16. Spicy Strawberry Margaritas (pictured above) by The Effortless Chic / photography by Melissa Valladares

17. Raspberry Lemonade Margaritas by girlichef

18. Peach Margaritas by A Beautiful Mess

19. Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita via Saveur

20. Prickly Pear Margaritas by Maria Nelson via Pink Patisserie

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/02/blood-orange-margaritas/

21. Blood Orange Margaritas (pictured above) by The Smitten Kitchen

22. Roasted Jalapeno Blackberry Margaritas by Kitchen Konfidence

23. Sangria Margarita via SAVEUR

24. Frozen Citrus Margaritas by Healthy Happy Life

25. Toasted Coconut Margaritas via DIY Simple


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