How To: Contour & Slim Your Nose

Have you ever wanted a nose job, but too scared to go under the knife? Well you have come to the right place! Here is an easy way to make your nose appear slimmer, without costing you $10,000. There are multiple ways to contour your nose, you can either use cream, or powder products. But all you really need is a bronzer and a small angled shadow brush. 

In this video Ill be teaching you how to slim your nose using an everyday bronzer, a powder highlighter, and a few brushes. While some nose contouring videos are dramatic and somewhat scary for day to day makeup, this tutorial focuses on a soft subtle look that can be done by anyone, and noticed by no one. Once you've gotten the hang of things, this is a quick addition to your everyday makeup routine. 

In this video Im using:

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Deep
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade
Hair and Makeup Addiction Brushes The Detailer and The Highlighter

My Makeup:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Maya Mia Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow in Medium Brown and Blonde
Benefit They're Real Mascara 
Flutter Lashes in Judy
Gerard Cosmetics RoseHill & Nude Lipgloss combined

Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Even though wedding season is almost over, I had to do this tutorial for my friend Mandy. I was going to do her makeup for her wedding but ended up moving to Croatia before the big day, and didnt even have time to teach her how to do it herself! So this one is for you girl!

This look is extremely neutral and flattering on almost any skin tone. I stuck to warm mattes with some subtle taupes, which are always perfect for a wedding. When it comes to wedding makeup you want to steer clear of a lot of colour, and stick to highlighting what you were naturally given. For example, glowing skin, a great contour and long lashes. If your doing your own makeup, it is important to remember that you will be photographed, A LOT. And makeup doesnt always translate to film as it does in real life. To make sure your makeup looks great in the photos you will be looking at for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE follow these simple rules.

1. Don't use SPF. SPF creates a reflection when a flash is used, so your face will be a halo of white and appear lighter then the rest of your body.

2. Don't use silica based transparent powders. When a flash is used it looks like cocaine all over your face.

3. Make sure to tightline your eyes. This fills in any sparse gaps if you have thinner lashes. It also prevents your eyes from disappearing in the photo or at a distance if youre using subtle eyeliner.

4. Fill dem brows in. In photos if you fill your brows in too light, they will disappear.

5. Use setting powder and a setting spray. Even though a dewy glow is gorgeous, you need to fake it. Its always easiest to go matte, and then add a fake glow with highlight and contour, then to skip the setting powder and be an oil slick by the time its time to walk down the isle. Not cute.

6. Keep shadows with shimmer to the lids. If you use shadows in the crease and brow bone, it will all blend together and become muddy. Use matte shadows for these areas, and use a shimmer on the lid exclusively. (shimmer can also be used on the inner corner of the eye)

7. Use a matte blush. Shimmer are beautiful, but they also bring attention to any flaws on the skin, like pores, or zits. A matte blush will help conceal these problems.

If you follow these rules, and follow my tutorial in my vid, your wedding makeup will be gorgeous!! Make sure to message me with any questions you have, on facebook, or instagram. You can find the links to both of my pages on the right. To check out the youtube video click HERE!!!

Products Used:

Urban Decay Naked Palette, shades Naked & Buck
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, shade Strange
Mac Cosmetics Shadows Copperplate, Carbon, and Satin Taupe
La Femme Black Cake Eyeliner
Love Love Lashes in Bambi
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo Powder in Dark Brown
Mac Cosmetics Blush in Coygirl
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Mac Cosmetics Lightscapade Mineralize Skin Finish
Revlon 24hr Colorstay Mousse Foundation
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Nars Loose Powder
Maybelline Colour Whisper Lipstick in Lust for Blush
Covergirl Beloved Lip Liner
Hair and Makeup Addiction Blushes

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.