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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…

DIY Mermaid Nails


I've been promising you guys a new makeup tutorial, and here it is - a beautiful DIY mermaid mani! It's so perfect for Summer, and I promise you, it's quite easy to do. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take it off so I could test the other colors, one of which was gold glitter, I thought I'd experiment a little. Keep in mind that while I do manis regularly, I have never ventured into nail art; so if I can do this on the first try, anyone can master these mermaid nails!




You can see a quick tutorial in the video below, or see the video in Youtube here >. Please take a second to subscribe on Youtube and leave a comment!



Thanks so much to Nail Social Nail Brand for providing the nail polish used in this tutorial. Stay tuned to see them in the next KCL Beauty Edit in a few weeks, and you can shop this DIY mani with the links below!


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Nail Social Nail Brand "24K Mermaid"

Nail Social Nail Brand "It's Party Time!"

 
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  1. Gorgeous nails.
    I would love to try it on myself

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Thanks, Jane! It's so easy and pretty. You should definitely give it a try! :)

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  2. This sure looks amazing! The effect is really gorgeous.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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