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How-To Video: Apply Cream Blush for an Airbrushed Effect

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Watch the video to learn how to apply cream blush with a blush brush for an airbrushed effect, certainly one of my favorite tricks for blush application. Staying on-trend with dewy skin, cream blushes are perfect as they dye the skin, creating a luminous, bold cheek.

I am certainly partial to a pink blush as I always feel that it makes a face smile, but you can achieve the same airbrushed look with any color: coral, berry, red, peach, etc.

Products Used:
MAC Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy
Senna Cosmetics Angle Blush 506 (I love an angle brush)
Senna Cosmetics Deluxe Powder 610

*Sadly, Senna doesn’t seem to make the dual-sided brush any longer, but I have listed the two brushes used on each side above. You now can purchase them separately.

How To Video: Clinique Chubby Stick’s

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Just because the newly launched Clinique Chubby Stick’s are meant for lips, doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun working the tinted lip balm for a variety of uses – i.e. eyes and cheeks. Watch the video to see how I use the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm in 3 ways.

P.S. Mega Melon is my go-to color, the perfect sheer coral for summer (and a must own)!

How To Video: Make Your Own Lip Stain

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Learn how to turn your favorite lipstick into a natural, barely-there lip stain in this video tutorial. Ideal for summer, stains dye your lips so that the color will last hours longer making them literally smudge-proof and sweat-proof.

Products Used:
Fresh Lip Polish
Benefit Lipstick in Espionage (black cherry)
Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss in SV809

*My DIY Lip Scrub Recipe (here)

{shirt is Vanessa Bruno.}

How To: Bold Lip

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Tools Needed: Foundation, concealer sponge, nude lip liner, lip brush, bold lip color, tissue, petroleum jelly

What I Used: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 140, Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in Nude Beige #1C, Make Up For Ever Lip Brush #3N, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #36

1. Use a concealer on lips and around the mouth to fill in tiny lines and wrinkles. Also helps the lipstick stay on longer and creates a barrier so that it doesn’t bleed as easily.
2. Use a nude lip pencil the same shade as your lips and draw an outline following the natural curves of your lips. This will help to decrease feathering.
3. Choose your bold color and apply with a lip brush for precision.
4. Apply more color in the center of lip and less on edges to create the illusion of a larger lip.
5. Blot and do it again. This helps color stay on longer.

TIP: Coat your teeth with petroleum jelly to ensure that color doesn’t slide off .

*products courtesy of Make Up For Ever

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