Anti-Contouring, AKA Strobing
Start with a moisturized face. Try mixing a bit of luminizer with your foundation, or look for a foundation that already has a dewy finish. Avoid anything that is matte. Then use a highlighter to enhance the areas where light naturally hits your face, including your temples, cheekbones and bridge of your nose. Avoid your forehead if you’re concerned about looking oily.
You can use the highlighters you already have in your makeup bag or the lighter shades in your contouring palette. A champagne colour work well on fairer skin while golds look great on dark complexions. Look for products with a subtle shimmer and throw out anything you have with glitter chunks immediately.
The Reverse Smokey Eye
As with the right-way-up smokey eye, this look is great for a party and, if done correctly, just screams glamour. Naturally, we’ve put together a little step-by-step guide to help you get your very own reverse smokey eye.
First of all, apply a primer to both your eyelids and the area beneath your lower lash lines. This will help to keep your smokin’ look in place for as long as you want it to be.
2. Lightly apply some concealer to the contours of your eyes, just to smooth out the skin which will make the following steps easier… it’ll also cover up any dark rings due to stress or tiredness (win, win!)
3.Using liquid eyeliner, carefully trace a fine line along both your upper and lower lash lines.
4. With a small brush, apply your eyeshadow of choice along your lower lash lines, working from the inside out. This needs to be done delicately, the idea is definitely NOT to look as though you’ve been punched. Blend your eyeshadow gently and consistently beneath your eye for a smooth, smokey look!
The trick is not to go over the top. Keep the eyeshadow bold but relatively minimal.
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