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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

AUGUST IS SHAPE UP MONTH!

CONTOURED AND BLUSHED!
PARDON MY BREAKOUTS! HEHEHEHE

AND SWEEP ALL THE WAY TO THE HAIRLINE. BLEND.

HIGHLIGHT FROM THE CHEEK PLANE AND JUST RIGHT ABOVE THE BLUSHER.

SWEEP FROM THE APPLES ALL THE WAY TO THE HAIRLINE.

SOME LADIES PREFER NOT TO PUT ON BLUSH FOR THE FEAR OF LOOKING PLUMP BUT WHEN APPLIED CORRECTLY, IT CAN ALSO BE YOUR BEST FRIEND. WHEN YOU USING A PINK BLUSH, THOUGH IT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNG AND FRESH, HAS A TENDENCY TO MAKE YOUR CHEEKS LOOK PLUMPER. SMILE AND PLACE THE BLUSHER BRUSH ON THE APPLES OF THE CHEEKS.

CONTOURED AND BLENDED.

CONTOUR THE JAWLINE TO MINIMISE DOUBLE CHIN AND TO DEFINE THE JAWLINE. WHEN WOMEN AGE, UNFORTUNATELY WE LOSE THE ELASTICITY IN THE JAW AREA, THEREFORE ITS IMPORTANT THAT WE DEFINE IT TO AVOID LOOKING GAUNT AND TIRED.

WHEN CONTOURING WITH POWDER MAKE SURE YOU BLEND AND IN THIS CASE A FLUFFY KABUKI BRUSH WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIEND.

FOR THE SIDES OF THE NOSE, BLEND WITH YOUR RING FINGER.

CONTOURING 101
CONTOURING CAN BE DONE IN 2 WAYS. FIRST YOU WAY USE A DARKER FOUNDATION APPLIED ON YOUR FOREHEAD (IF ITS TOO WIDE), YOUR TEMPLES, HOLLOWS OF YOUR CHEEKS AND THE SIDES OF YOUR NOSE.
WHEN YOU USING A DARKER FOUNDATION, YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY YOUR LOOSE POWDER OTHERWISE ITS GOING TO LOOK PATCHY. ALSO WHEN YOU USE A FOUNDATION BLENDING IS EASY AS YOU JUST REALLY NEED YOUR FINGERS. IN MY CASE I DECIDED TO USE THE MAKE UP FOREVER CONTOUR KIT, WHICH IS POWDER. I STARTED CONTOURING AFTER I APPLIED THE LOOSE POWDER.

READY FOR MY MUG SHOT! LOL! NO CONTOURING YET

Yes, everyone, August is SHAPE UP MONTH! But I am not talking about hitting the gym and spending 30 mins on the Stairmaster and another hour on pumping iron, rather, this month is all about simple tips and tricks on how to slim down by avoiding the wrong clothes, wearing the right ones, slimming down your face with make up and the right hairstyle :)

I will not be going the usual route of addressing pear shape, apple shape body issues, rather I will be a little bit more specific say, how to address a very broad shoulder or how to make your calves look slimmer :)

So, stick around because August is just the start of one amazing season!

Why don't we start this month by making our faces look a little slimmer :)

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