Current Foundations

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I don’t switch my foundation super often, but I try out one about every few months and I have three that I use regularly depending on what I want from my face each day.

My skin type is bone dry and I love a fuller coverage foundation to help cover that redness, but a nice buildable medium coverage foundation is what I usually choose to avoid the drying matte aspect of full coverage foundations.

These are the three I’m loving now:

 

Nars Sheer Glow

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Courtesy of Sephora

$47

I think there’s been some misunderstanding about this foundation since it was released. The name is a bit odd; to some, Sheer Glow meant that it was going to be a light coverage. Instead, the name means that the finish is going to be more satin than dewey, but the coverage is medium to full and totally buildable.

love this foundation! I’m in color Gobi, which is yellow based, so it works well on my redness (see my post about color correctors to understand the glory that is the color yellow) and it has a very nice finish that counteracts my dryness. I would say this foundation is more dewey than satin, but it’s not really dewey and it dries down really well. My face really does glow throughout the day.

 

Milani Conceal and Correct 

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Courtesy of Milani

$10

This foundation is the fullest coverage I have. I basically only use this for events or any situation when my face gets really red. This covers ALL the redness. It completely cancels it out. But, it is very mystifying and clings to my dry patches, so I use thin layers so it doesn’t get cakey and I will even use a makeup sponge around my nose and mouth after applying so that the foundation doesn’t bunch up in the creases around those areas.

Maybelline Fit Me Dewey and Smooth

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Courtesy of Ulta

$8

This foundation is the dewiest of the three. It actually doesn’t fully set and your face will be slightly tacky all day, which some may not be super into, but I don’t mind it. Similarly to the Nars foundation, this is a very buildable medium coverage foundation. It does not do as well covering my redness, but I love how the dewey finish makes my skin look.

 

So, to sum up, I wear the Nars foundation most days as the finish does good things for my skin type and coverage and color works well on my redness. I wear the Milani and the Maybelline much less frequently and depending on whether I’m going to be in a situation where my face is really red or if there’s a day when my face feels particularly dry.

The (Color) Wheel Goes Round

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Today, I want to talk to you about the color green.

By now, color correcting has been a big trend for a couple years, so it should be by rote by now: peach covers dark circles, green covers red, yellow brightens, lavender covers yellow or sallowness, and orange or dark peach covers dark circles on darker skin tones. If you have large patches of redness on your face, you may have rushed out and bought one green corrector from every brand and put them all over your face. Boom. Redness cancelled out. Of course, now you’re green. So you slather foundation on your face thinking that will cover the green, but it RARELY does. So, now you’re grey. And it’s 8:56 and you start work at 9 so you’ll just be grey. All day. No, this isn’t from experience; I have no idea what you’re talking about.

 

The thing is, color correctors CAN work. I swear by my NYX Dark Circle Corrector. And the underlying theory of opposite colors cancelling each other out is totally true. So WHY does green not work for large patches of redness??

Well, mostly because they’re not meant for that. Green, and actually most color correctors, are meant to be used sparingly. Green works really well on a single zit. Blend it into the skin and cover with foundation and no one will know you have green on underneath.

In addition to using color correctors on small areas, it also works best to use thin layers. The thicker it is, the more noticeable it is.

 

Now, there is a color corrector that you CAN use in larger areas and that’s yellow. Yellow also covers red and, since it brightens, it will not make you grey. I use Maskcara Highlight in Sunlit and use my finger to spread a very thin layer all over my cheeks, chin, and above my eyebrows. This does NOT cancel out the red, but it does cover it effectively. Then I put my foundation on top and the red is just gone.

The Maskcara highlight is actually a cream foundation and not a color corrector, but it’s a color that works for me and I use their highlight and contour as well and I like to have everything in one palette.

Color correctors come as sticks, liquids, creamscushions, and powders (note: I am not endorsing any of these products as I haven’t tried them – I am just showing examples). If you have large patches of redness, I would recommend sticks or liquids or creams. Cushions and powders are light to very light coverage and won’t cover deep redness.

 

So don’t despair if color correcting hasn’t corrected your redness. Try yellow and try thin layers over large areas of cream, liquid, or stick correctors. Foundation on top and you’re done!

 

This post was brought to you by the color yellow.

The Natural Order of Things (or Not)

Hello, it’s been 2 years apparently. My, how time flies! Where have I been? Great question! I got into grad school (yay!!) and I got a full time job (double yay!!), which means that I have virtually no time (boo!!). BUT, I am rededicated to this blog. I’ve seen your comments over the last 2 years and they had a common thread.

Which brings us to… drum roll please!

The Order You Put on Your Eyeshadows

Disclaimer: This is MY preference. If someone else works for you, awesome! Makeup is all about experimenting. Try things different ways and see what works best for you.

To recap, with eyeshadow we have our highlighting shades, our transition shades, our defining shades, and our accent shades. A lovely picture showing which goes where is here.

I put my eyeshadows on in that almost order. I first prime my eyes and then I set my primer with my first transition shade, which is a color that is very close to my skin tone. Then I put on my second transition on a fluffy brush, which is a shade darker, right under the brow bone.Then I take another shade darker on a smaller, less fluffy brush and put it right under the last one. You can put as many shades on as you want. But the lighter shades go on top you put each darker shade under the last one. It makes sense to me to go in a descending order like that until I get to my darkest shade at my outer V. Then, I work on my accent shades. This is entirely preference. I just think it’s easier to blend an accent shade into a defining shade than the other way around, but that might just be my perception. Last, I put my highlighting shade just under the eyebrow and inner corner and blend it into everything. I prefer my brow highlight to be matte and my inner corner highlight to be shimmer (I often just use my face highlighter  in my inner corner).

TLDR: Start with the lighter transition shades and go darker into definition shades (with smaller brushes!) as you go down, blending as you go. Then accent shades across the lid, blending into definition shades. Then highlighting shades, blending again.

This all assumes that you use different brushes for each shade. If you don’t, start with lightest shade and go darker.

February Favorites for Hooded Eyes and Redness

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Hey guys! I was out of town last week for my grandmother’s 90th birthday, so it has been quite a while since I posted. Sorry about that! I figured, to get back into the swing of things, I would list out my faves from last month with hooded eyes and redness in mind, but with some other favorites thrown in too.

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Primer

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My favorite primer this month and probably for many months to come is the Clinique Redness Solutions Primer. It is my favorite thing of all the Redness Solution line, as well. I’m not sure if I will repurchase the cleanser and the moisturizer that are some of  the other products in the line because I don’t think they are diminishing my redness at all. The primer, however, covers it up nicely. I don’t think it has long-term diminishing effects either, but my foundation goes on like a dream and my redness is largely taken care of already when I put it on.

Highlight/Contour

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I’m doing this in order of how I put my makeup on my face and I’m super into cream contour right now, which I put on under my foundation for a natural finish. The RCMA Contour and Highlight Palette is amazing. I use all of the shades here: I use the salmony color in the middle for my dark circles; I combine the pink and the yellow highlights for my forehead, nose, under eye, and chin because I have neutral undertones; and I combine the two contour colors for a subtle contour under my cheekbones, on my temples, and under my lip. I don’t generally contour my nose. This palette may look small, but a little goes a very long way with this. If I want a more dramatic contour, I will add a contour powder on top of my foundation. I don’t really have a favorite right now for that.

Foundation

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There is a foundation in Clinique’s Redness Solution line, but I feel like it grays out my face. After using it for a while, I went back to an old favorite that I much prefer. My skin is very dry, so a dewey foundation is a must. The Maybelline FitMe foundation is amazing! I haven’t tried the Matte and Poreless and, honestly, I may not because matte is not generally my thing. The original formula is fantastic and I love the shade range; I have another shade for the summer. It’s medium coverage, but it is buildable to cover any redness I have left on my face.

Concealer

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The Maybelline Master Concealer is fantastic! It’s thick, but if I blend it with a Beauty Blender, it can go under my eyes without creasing. I do have some lines under my eyes that nothing can fix, but this is the best I’ve found. It blends ridiculously well, too.

Blush

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I will have a whole post on blush for redness, but essentially, you want a coral or peach color. The Milani Baked Blush in Luminioso is perfect. It adds a glow and it doesn’t compete with my red face.

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Shadow

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Going with the cream theme here, I love the Maybelline Color Tattoos! This one is Inked in Pink and it’s basically my skin color, but it has a sheen, so I can wear it by itself on minimal makeup days or as a base to prevent my powder shadows from creasing. I have basically the whole line and I’m looking forward to getting the Rebel Bloom Limited Edition collection too.

Liner

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This product came in my Birchbox for February and I’m obsessed. It’s a black pencil liner by Cynthia Rowley and it’s so creamy and pigmented and amazing. I run it on my waterlines and I only need to do it once and it does not move! Love it so much! I’m definitely buying a full size when the sample runs out.

Mascara

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This will come as no surprise if you read my previous post. The L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza is my new Holy Grail mascara. It doesn’t get on the hood of my lid and it has a great formula. No clumping or flaking. I just got a sample of Benefit’s Roller Lash, as well, which I’ve been trying out and I like it so far, but I think I’ll do a review of it soon. But for now, the Intenza is under no threat from any other mascara!

Lips

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Please ignore the fact that you can see the foundation and the concealer in these photos. Whoops. My favorite lip products right now are the Sephora Cream Lip Stains. I have them in several colors (the names of which are not on the packaging- grr) and I adore them. These are my favorites (05 and 06). 05, on the right, is like my lips but better and theres some sparkles in it; I’ve been wearing it basically every day since I got it. 06 is a very pinky red and it’s perfect for nights out. These are very long wearing and I can eat virtually anything other than apples and keep this stuff on my lips. I just went to the dentist with 05 on and it faded a bit, but evenly and it’s definitely still there. Love this stuff!

Well, that’s it for February I think. Let me know if you like this sort of post; I wasn’t originally planning to do them. Also, let me know if you have any questions or posts you’d like to see!

xo

Favorite Mascaras for Hooded Eyes

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This is sort of an update to my last post about mascara. I have tried a few since then, so I thought I’d review them as well as a few I’ve had for a while. Most products I buy are drugstore and these are all drugstore. I have fairly long eyelashes, so I’m usually looking for volume over length and I’m always looking for a mascara that won’t get all over my hooded lid.

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Let’s get started!

Maybelline Rocket Volum

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This was my go-to mascara for the longest time. It really did make my lashes look plumper and thicker and I loved it. But, the wand was so big that most of the product went on my eyelid and I had to scrape it off with a stiff concealer brush. Then I started shopping around for other mascaras and I haven’t really used this one since.

Hood Status: Dirtaaaay

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Express

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I do not understand why the ‘e’ has been left out of the word, volume, for both of these mascaras, but whatever. I did not care for this one. The wand is bendy; it got to all my lashes, but I apply by sweeping up the lash and then blinking on the wand and I couldn’t blink on this one and it didn’t work for me. It also got on my hood.

Hood Status: Streaky, but not bad

CoverGirl LashBlast Bombshell Curvaceous

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I don’t like two-step makeup. I am not a fan of long wearing lipsticks that have a top coat and so I bought this knowing that about myself, but thought I’d give it a go anyway. It’s not bad, but when I’m getting ready in the morning I don’t reach for it because I’d rather use a one-step mascara, but it’s a good mascara. Lots of volume and it didn’t really get on my hood.

Hood Status: Clean

L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

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I have tried basically all the false fiber lash mascara, except the new Physician’s Formula one, and they do not work for me. I just end up getting fibers in my eyes and I see no difference between them and a regular volumizing mascara. I recently tried the Too Faced one and it didn’t work either. So maybe my lashes are just fiber resistant or something. The fibers also got everywhere: on my hood, under my eye, in my eye, everywhere.

Hood Status: Little tiny flecks from hell everywhere

L’Oreal Miss Manga

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We are now getting into mascaras that I love. This is a great mascara. It is super volumizing and it reaches all the lashes and it doesn’t really get on my hood. The one drawback for me is the bendy wand again. I need a stiffer wand. But I love this mascara and I still use it all the time.

Hood Status: Pretty darn clean

Maybelline Lash Sensational

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I use this mascara all the time. It works wonderfully! It has two sides, one for the little hairs and one for the bigger hairs, and it gets every single lash and my lashes look fantastic when I use it. It does get on my hood and I find it difficult to use both sides on my left eye where I have to bend my hand weirdly to get at the lashes, but its a great mascara. I highly recommend it.

Hood Status: Not great, but other features make up for it

Nyx Doll Eye

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This is my second most used mascara right now. It’s super black and it separates my lashes really well. As my lashes are going through the wand, I feel a tug as they get separated and I love that. I know it’s working. The wand is also pretty thin so it works well on bottom lashes and it doesn’t get on my hood much at all. Great mascara.

Hood Status: Not bad at all

Can I get a drum roll please?

L’Oreal Butterfly Intenza

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This is my most used mascara. I love, love, love, love this mascara. The wand is flat! There are bristles on the flat side, but you sweep it over the lashes and it is not getting on your hood at all. It takes me no time to do my mascara with this and I can blink on the wand with no problems. I got the intenza because the butterfly wing is on both sides and I can flip the wand upside for my left eye instead of trying to figure out how to manipulate it around. This mascara also adds some volume, but not as much as my doll eye mascara, so if I have some time to get ready, I’ll use that one and if I’m in a hurry (always), I’ll use this one. I can not say enough about this mascara. Love it. There is a floral scent to it though and in the first few days of wearing it, I could smell it randomly throughout the day. You may not be into that. I’m used to it now and it isn’t a big deal for me.

Hood Status: Pristine. Completely. The bomb.com

Rosy Cheeks vs Rosacea vs Psoriasis vs Eczema

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This blog addresses my own personal beauty struggles. These are the topics I know the most about and I would like to share how I’m trying to overcome them with you all in case you have these issues too. I’ve talked a little about hooded eyes already, but I want to talk about my redness today because, especially in the winter months, that is my biggest issue. My whole life, I’ve had ruddy cheeks. They get redder when I drink or I am hot or cold or when I blush. Sometimes, people ask me if I’m ill because the contrast between the pale area around my mouth and my red cheek is so stark. I self tan throughout the year to even out my skin tone a little and diminish that contrast. The biggest problem, in terms of treating redness, is diagnosing what is causing it. I will address the difference between rosy cheeks, eczema, and rosacea in this post, so that you may all be able to tell what is causing your redness and be able to treat it. This will be a long post and a lot may not be relevant for you, but I wanted it to be as comprehensive as possible, so I’ve tried to separate the information into clear sections. Also, photos of skin issues may be unpleasant for some, but I felt I couldn’t leave them out.

Rosacea

Rosacea is the most commonly blamed condition for redness that I see. If you Google “red cheeks” or “treating facial redness,” you will get hits almost exclusively for rosacea. So, in that way, if your issue is rosacea, there is a ton of information out there and lots of different products that are designed to help. However, rosacea has no cure. Also, rosacea is often diagnosed for a wide spectrum of symptoms. Rosacea.org has some great info and it breaks down four subtypes of rosacea that show the variety of symptoms (quotations and photos come from the website):

Subtype 1: Facial Redness

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“Characterized by flushing and persistent redness, and may also include visible blood vessels.”

Subtype 2: Bumps and Pimples

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“Characterized by persistent redness with transient bumps and pimples.”

Subtype 3: Skin Thickening

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“Characterized by skin thickening, often resulting in an enlargement of the nose from excess tissue.”

Subtype 4: Eye Irritation

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“Characterized by ocular manifestations such as dry eye, tearing and burning, swollen eyelids, recurrent styes and potential vision loss from corneal damage.”

The most common subtype is 2. It is often misdiagnosed as acne and can cause extreme insecurity for those who have it. The cause of rosacea is not known and that makes it difficult to treat effectively, although there are medications and topical treatments designed to calm rosacea. Rosacea usually comes in flare-ups. The bumps may not be there all the time, or they may be smaller or fewer in number most of the time. Depending on severity, there are several brands that cater to rosacea sufferers: Clinique has a redness line, First Aid Beauty has an anti-redness serum, and there are several others that will calm the skin and reduce the chance and severity of flare-ups. If you have more severe rosacea, you may need to see a dermatologist. Rosacea.org and the American Academy of Dermatology agree that if left untreated, rosacea can get worse, although you are not destined to move through the subtypes in succession.

Eczema

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For whatever reason, I find this word very hard to spell and I keep wanting to stick an x in there. Eczema, also called dermatitis, is similar in appearance to the bumpy subtype of rosacea, but it is itchy. Eczema is also a rash that flares up and goes away, but the trigger for the rash is different depending on the person. Both eczema and rosacea suffers often have very sensitive skin and using the wrong product can cause a flare-up. If you have eczema, you should see a dermatologist first and talk to them about products you can use. You’ll see in the above photo, facial eczema can look exactly like bumpy rosacea, so it’s just a question of whether the rash itches. If it does, you probably have eczema.

Psoriasis

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Talk about difficult words to spell. Psoriasis often gets lumped in with eczema and rosacea, but it is a little different. The rash is accompanied with silvery scales on top. It is itchy like eczema and it can be red, but the primary feature is silver, flaking skin caused by skin cells going into hyperdrive. If you have psoriasis, go to the dermatologist who may give you a topical steroid.

Rosy Cheeks

My redness is a little different from the others listed here. I was told by my parents and a dermatologist that I had rosacea and I was treated for that. However, my redness did not diminish at all. Over the course of years, absolutely nothing changed.

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I don’t know if you can tell from the picture (my mouth is wide open because I was laughing- this was the best picture of my redness I could find), but most of my cheek is red. The area around my mouth is pale and so is the area around my eyes. My ear is a little red, as well. I do not have bumps and there are no blood vessels visible. The dermatologist believed that I had a mild version of subtype 1 rosacea. However, none of the rosacea treatments have worked for me. Also, my face gets redder, as I mentioned before, with drinking and changes in temperature, but I don’t have flare-ups in the common sense. My face is always red; it just goes from a dusty red to vermillion. It is possible I have subtype 1 rosacea and I just haven’t found the right treatment yet, but it is also possible that I just have rosy cheeks. Rosy cheeks, or ruddy cheeks, are often synonymous with rosacea, but they don’t have to be. I have since seen another dermatologist who told me that I may just have capillaries close to the surface of my skin that cause the redness and absolutely nothing can be done about that.

So, when talking about redness on this blog, I’m really looking for advice as well as sharing any information I have. I have not found a treatment that works for me. I am currently using the Clinique Redness Solutions regimen and so far, nothing has changed, but it has only been about a month.

I will keep you all updated about any products I find that claim to help redness and any that I’ve tried. Let me know if you know of any products that help non-rosacea redness.

xo

Photos come from WebMD, Rosacea.org, and MayoClinic

The Importance of Mascara for Hooded Eyes- Do NOT Be Afraid!

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The most important thing you can do for hooded eyes is put a ton of volumizing mascara and/or fake lashes on. I personally do not like falsies because I use makeup to enhance my features and falsies, I feel, goes beyond enhancing to straight up faking it, which isn’t my thing. They look AMAZING on so many people and they’re super popular, but not my thing. I have yet to find my Holy Grail mascara, but I am currently liking L’Oreal Miss Manga, Maybelline Rocket Volume, Clinique High Impact Extreme Mascara, and Maybelline Falsies. I want to try the L’Oreal Butterfly mascara and the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara and, in high end, the Benefit They’re Real and Too Faced Better than Sex. I will update if I find something I really love.

A lot of people with hoods do not like applying mascara because it gets all over their hoods and ruins the rest of their eye makeup. This is a real problem, but there are solutions. 1) You can place a business card, a post it, a credit card, or a piece of paper between your lashes and your eyelid so the mascara gets on that and not your skin or 2) you can scrape the mascara off your eyelid with a stiff brush, like a concealer brush, once it’s dried. I usually do 2 because who has time to get a business card. It’s super simple and, even though I’m scraping over my eye makeup, it doesn’t ruin the look at all.

The reason that mascara is so crucial to hooded eyes is that it opens the eye and covers some or all of the hood. If you choose falsies, you’ll cover the whole hood. This means that you can fake a normal crease and create eye looks without worrying about your hood as much. It makes everything much easier. Also, as a general note, if you find winged liner difficult and you mess up a bit, mascara will hide a lot of those mistakes. Everyone should wear mascara and/or falsies, not just those of us with hoods. But it does help us especially!

I hope this helped a bit and if you have a favorite mascara, please let me know what it is because I’m on a quest for my Holy Grail. See you in my next post!

Update: Since posting, I went to my CVS and the Lash Sensational and the Butterfly Intense Mascara. It’s been snowing like crazy and I haven’t really been wearing makeup because I haven’t really left my house (#CabinFever). I have tried them and I like them both a lot, but I’ll have to wear them for a day or two before I have a final opinion.

xo

Quick Tips for Eyeshadow on Hooded Eyes

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Hey Guys!

So, I thought I would just briefly explain where eyeshadow goes on hooded eyes for a very basic look. It is very important to use ALL the real estate between your lash line and your brow bone. If you just put the shadow on your mobile lid, no one will ever see it.

Eye Shadow Placement

This is an image of an eye that I added shadow to and I didn’t blend it because I want you to see the sections clearly. When you put any shadow on your eye, you must BLEND!! Blending makes all the colors come together and it makes your eye pop without making it look you have a ton of makeup on.

So, starting at the brow bone, we have our highlight shade. This can be shimmery or matte, whichever you prefer. But keep it out of your eyebrow. Then we have the transition shade which is usually a warm, light color that blends into the highlight and your skin so there are no harsh edges. Then we have the definition shade on the outer V, which creates a more rounded eye. It is essential to blend this color into the transition shade to make sure there are no harsh lines. Then we put down our accent shade. This can be any color. It can be shimmery or matte. A lot of people will say you should have matte colors in the center because it diminishes the hood. This is true; if you put shimmery shades on your lid, it can highlight the hood. But, as long as you carry the accent shade from the mobile lid to on top of the hood, you will have a gorgeous, uniform look and your hood will blend in with everything else. A highlight shade also goes on the inner corner to brighten the eyes and make you look more awake and alert. If your hooded eyes are accompanied by deep set eyes, like mine, and you have dark circles, it is a good idea to add a highlight to your inner corner. This can be the same shade as your brow bone or a different one, but make sure all colors complement each other.

I think that’s everything for now. Next we will tackle mascara.

xo

HauteLook

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Just a quick update that isn’t super related to hooded eyes or redness, but I think everyone needs to know about HauteLook. Today, for example, is a sale on The Balm products. I got the Mary Lou-Manizer for half off today! Get yourself on HauteLook.com. Get yourself the app (click here for iOS
https://appsto.re/us/WpUsx.i).

DO IT!! It will change your life! Everything is at least 50% off and often, it’s way more than that.

I’ll be back on Monday and/or Tuesday with more info about hooded eyes and redness, but needed to alert everyone to the awesomeness that is HauteLook

xo

PS: This post is not sponsored. I’m just super into HauteLook

What Are Hooded Eyes, Anyway?

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Most people have a crease on their eyelid at the top of their eyeball. This crease varies from person to person, but it generally follows the curve of the eyeball to either side.

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This is a normal eye. You can see there is space between the eyeball and the brow bone. When doing makeup, people will use the crease as a guide for transition colors and the crease color. They pack color into the crease and create a lovely, gradated effect or a nice, smooth smokey eye. Hooded eyes are a bit different.

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This is a hooded eye. It’s almost as if the crease on a normal eye got turned inside out and there is excess skin laying on the eyelid. This makes it difficult to know exactly where to place eyeshadow as the natural crease of a hooded eye is on what’s called the mobile lid (the part that moves over the eyeball) and putting transitional shades there would look odd. However, with a little practice, it is possible to create fantastic eyeshadow looks with hooded eyes!

Finding a technique that works for you and mastering it is key. You can do a smokey eye that will elongate the eye and draw the viewer’s gaze to your outer corner instead of the hood of your eye. You can use matte shades on top of the hood to minimize the look of it. You can fake a crease by literally drawing one on (it doesn’t look crazy- I promise!). I will get more in depth about options for hooded eyes in a future post, but there are so many options for us out there. You don’t have to be afraid of using eyeliner because it will hide your eyeshadow. You don’t have to be afraid of the cut-crease technique that’s very popular right now. The first step is getting a set of eye brushes. They don’t have to be from Sigma or anything, but you need at least a blending brush and shadow brush. An angled brush, a crease brush, and detail brush are great to have as well. You also need to get eyeshadows that are long-wearing and with a good texture. Cream eyeshadows are a good choice, but there are powder shadows out there that are buttery and creamy. A primer on the eyelid will make a good powder shadow last forever. Morphe makes excellent shadows, MakeupGeek does as well. In the drugstore, Wet N’ Wild (a brand I used when I was 14 and hated because nothing lasted and everything was poor quality) makes amazing products now! Their shadows are fantastic. Go to the drugstore or your favorite online store and find a dark color you love, a very light color you love, and some color or colors that pop and stand out to you and you think would look nice on your lid. Just make sure the texture is good. Making sure the shadows don’t crease is super important with hooded eyes- we don’t want to add more creases and draw attention to them!

I hope you have a better sense of what hooded eyes are now. I will get into tutorials and tips and tricks in future posts.

xo

Photo Credit: http://www.cvilleeyecare.com and venusknowsbest.com