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7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA iiiD FOUNDATION FOR HIGHLIGHT & CONTOUR

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

I’ve been missing my ‘be silly’ days and I’ve really wanted to add a “Beauty” element to this blog because I LOVE playing make-up.  I’ve been using Maskcara make-up for a few years now and it’s pretty much the best thing ever if you’re busy and you like easy day-to-day make-up with the highlight and contour look.  As I’ve used it I’ve found a few things that make ANY make-up routine go smoother, last longer and ultimately *hopefully* promote healthier skin overall.

1. Clean your Brushes

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

This is a resolution for this year.  It makes a huge difference how often you wash your brushes and I just love how much faster and easier my make-up routine is if I buckle down and do this!  I don’t bother with getting a brush cleaner, instead I just follow this easy tutorial every few weeks at night and leave my brushes out to dry for the night so they’re ready for me in the morning.

2. Moisturize

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

This is also a resolution for me this year!  I’m trying really hard to tighten up my routines and take better care of myself and moisturizing my skin seems to be becoming a higher priority as my skin is starting to age.  I just want to make sure I’m doing everything I need to now so that I age well.  Moisturizing also makes a HUGE difference when it comes to putting on make-up!  Dry flaky skin does not allow everything to blend well.  This MILK moisturizer by Maskcara is amazing and perfect for using at night, and I also love this serum from 100 Percent Pure.

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3. Find a good Primer

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

I got a sample of the Too Faced Hangover Rx in my Ipsy bag and fell in love.  I don’t know if it’s the coconut water or the probiotics (two things I’ve never noticed in a facial moisturizer) but this stuff makes my skin so soft and so ready for make-up!  It’s the perfect way to prep your skin before make-up application.

4. Use a light hand

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

One of the reasons I love this make-up is because it’s single layer.  Instead of putting on a foundation and then using more foundation colors to highlight and contour, this really is everything in one.  Using a light hand to apply it is all you need.  I’m not a big fan of heavy make-up, so this works out perfectly for me!

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

I think people are initially intimidated by multiple colors like this, but once I got used to it, I could never go back!!

5. Blend, Blend, Blend

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

This is the key.  A “tell” of women new to contouring is when they don’t blend and they have stripes on their face (on occasion Mr Davis will tell me I didn’t blend well enough and I’ve been at this for awhile, sooooooo…).  I switched from using just brushes to a beauty blender and that’s made a big difference.  I run that all over my face before I’m done just to be sure nothing is undone.

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

6. Set your Make-up

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

Always set your make-up.  I like using a setting powder over using a setting spray-but that’s my personal preference.  I very lightly dust this into my t-zone, being sure not to overload it anywhere so it doesn’t settle into wrinkles.  Using something to set your make-up means having it last that much longer throughout the day (and in the desert heat!)

7.  Remove your make-up at night!

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURING

Can you see my reflection in the spoon? lol.  I am SO BAD at remembering to remove my make-up, but it makes a noticeable difference in the health of my face skin.  My go-to for removing make-up is coconut oil because it works well for everything, especially eye make-up.  I’ve found it not only helps my skin be healthier, but my eyelashes too.  I use old t-shirts on my face and hair because they’re so gentle and they work great for gently scrubbing the make-up off of my eyes and skin.

7 TIPS FOR USING MASKCARA MAKEUP FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND CONTOURINGIf you can’t tell already, I’ve totally signed up to be a Maskcara Artist because I love her make-up and can’t imagine using anything else!  If you’d like to be color matched, contact me with a picture and I’ll help you find your dream shades!  And if you’re local-let’s get together and play make-up!

 

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