Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Everyday Contouring Made Easy

Friends, I am soooo sorry for the rare posts! Ive decided to start doing a makeup only instagram, and more youtube videos, so finding time to blog swell is tres difficile! Ive decided to post on youtube every one or two weeks, and instagram multiple times a week, and then on here every so often. So please, if you would like more Lashes Love & Leather in your life, then by all means, follow me on instagram, @lashesloveandleather or @melraesegal and you will see me FAR more often! Now to the contouring rant..

It is my humble opinion that contouring and highlighting has gotten waaaay out of control. The trend was sparked by fabulous drag queens, and has since made its way to the mainstream makeup world. The problem with this trend, however, is its not intended for everyday wear. It is far too dramatic, and there is way too much of a contrast. The popular videos and tutorials you are all seeing, were meant for film, photography, and preforming, where the eye, and the camera, view the face much differently. There is a way to contour and highlight for everyday wear though.

Focus on the contour. When you contour your skin with a darker shade, you're automatically highlighting the other areas of your face. By adding an even lighter highlight, you are creating too much of a drastic change to the skin and face. After Ive contoured I always add a slight shimmer to the cheekbones, and nose, which will bring out these features without them looking ghostly, and or way too light. I do believe it is important to contour everyday, as it adds dimension to the face, but please, do so lightly, and with a powder. To watch how I contour everyday, check out my video on youtube! You can find it HERE.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Everyday Foundation Routine

So a lot of people were asking for a video on how I do my foundation on a day to day basis. So I made one! Its very simple, and uncomplicated. There is some dimensions added to the face but it doesn't go as far as contouring and highlighting. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube. The products used are:

Hourglass Mineral Viel
NYX HD Concealer in Green
Revlon Colourstay Whipped Mousse in Natural Beige
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Makeup Forever Duo Matte Powder
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Naked2 Everyday Eye Repost!

Hey friends! So YouTube deleted my video on the Naked2 Everyday eye. WAH! Why would they do that! It says I deleted it but why would I do such a thing? Regardless... here is the new video. Enjoy! Of course I used the Naked2 Palette as well as Sigma Brushes. For 10% off Sigma Brushes use code SPRING2014 at checkout!

Here are some updated pics and the link for the video! WATCH ME!

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