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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…

How to Mix Florals and Stripes


Spring is the perfect time to play with patterns. If you follow trends, you'll have already seen several print-mixing guides for spring. My favorite combo is florals and stripes when it comes to pattern mixing. Image via Amazon


The easiest way to pull it off is to keep it neutral and cohesive. This look, for example, incorporated black and white in both pieces. But that doesn't mean all of your accessories need to be black and white as well. Add in something light for spring, like a gorgeous blush pink satchel.

If you want to follow this formula closely - a flared floral print skirt with a striped blouse - you can't go wrong with a Ted Baker Skirt (or this one if you're on a budget). You can keep the look completely monochromatic with this black and white floral skirt.


You could also go with a softer color palette. The light blues in this Ted Baker pencil skirt ( budget option here ) are perfect with a very subtle pinstripe top. Finish off the look with some nude dress sandals and a crisp white satchel.


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  1. One of my all time favorite combinations!! Great inspiration.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  2. I love this combination!

    Briana
    www.youngsophisticate.com

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