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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…

Get the Look: Modern Outdoor Patio Decor

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Modern Patio


You really have to have a modern home to pull off this look for your patio, though anyone can incorporate some of these elements with traditional patio decor. An egg chair is fun and modern, but when it's made with rattan, it could easily go with a less modern look. To play up the modern decor, go for hard edges, like the sleek coffee tables and the concrete fire pit pictured above I love the punches of  red and orange. They add warmth to the minimal look.

Pictured above (left to right): Mercury glass votive candle holder  //  Restoration Hardware outdoor decor  //  Oxford Garden outside patio table  //  Flower bowl  //  Rattan outdoor patio furniture  //  Salsa red outdoor throw pillow  //  Outdoor decor


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