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  • Hey guys, so for [today's] video

  • I'm going to be doing a very in-depth talk to tutorial on how to apply Contour blush

  • Highlight and baking yo face. Basically all the steps to achieve that flawless face that we all see all over instagram

  • And all the celebrity makeup artists are doing on all the celebrities. I'm going to take you through every single step

  • I'm gonna give you the do's and the don'ts the whys and the why nots

  • So let's get started [and] I'm going to zoom [you] [in] a little bit so that you can see the fist

  • Okay, [alright], so at this point. I have primed my skin and I have on a sheer to medium coverage

  • Foundation right now you can put on any foundation it does not matter

  • Whatever you love it can be sheer it can be full coverage it can be mass it can be Dewy whatever foundation

  • You love just slap it on your skin

  • And then we can move on so I am going to apply Concealer on camera because that is part of this entire process

  • [and] the reason being is because

  • Depending the technique that you want to use to do your makeup that day

  • You are going to want to change the color of your concealer

  • So for instance if I'm just going to put on some Mascara [a] sheer foundation and some concealer, I'm going to use a concealer

  • That's only one shade lighter than my foundation or maybe even the same shade as my foundation on a day like today

  • When we are going to do full Beat

  • and we're going to do every single step the whole jazz Routine a full

  • Face glam look I'm going to go a couple shades on with my concealer [maybe] in between two to four Shades lighter and the reason

  • Being is as you will see throughout this video

  • My concealer color is going to change and you're going to be happy that you have on a lighter concealer because the end

  • Look is going to be very structured and defined and that's what this entire thing is all about to be like that flawless face

  • So I'm going to grab the urban decay naked skin weightless Concealer. This is my absolute favorite

  • Concealer and that is because it doesn't crease

  • I need the eyes especially with the way that I'm going to set it and because the fact [that] it's very

  • Hydrating and I am definitely dry in this area, so I want a more hydrating concealer if you are more oily

  • And you have a really big issue with step creasing. I would also recommend the Mac Pro Longwear concealer

  • It was one of my writer dies for years. It's just a little bit too dry on me

  • I've noticed so I'm going to be using [a] shade light warm

  • And I am going to just use this stick and apply a line under here

  • [aligned] [on] the side of the nose and a line here. I'm gonna do the same over here

  • Yes, honey. We are gonna. Look cute [during] [this] [process]. [I'm] also going to apply A

  • cross on the chin A

  • Line right here right there

  • And right [down] the center of the nose all right, so I'm just going to pick up a damp sponge

  • And I'm going to begin to blend this out. I personally

  • Love love blending out my concealer [with] a damp sponge

  • And it's also going to come in handy when it comes time to bake [the] face I?

  • Personally think that a damp sponge whether it's a [beauty] [blender] or like a different brand

  • [I] think a damp sponge blend out concealer better than anything else in my opinion like the past year and a half I've been so

  • Loyal to using a Damp beauty blender because I just think it [looks] so flawless underneath the eyes

  • And what I love so much about using a damp sponge to apply the concealer

  • Is that you're pressing into the skin as opposed to when you're using a brush you're like

  • Dragging like this and not only is it like more gentle on the under eye area

  • But I love that it's pressing the concealer into the skin not to mention the moisture will pick up any excess concealer that you have

  • So if you applied way too much

  • And you were way too generous your beauty blender will pick up the excess so that it doesn't get Cakey on your under eye

  • Okay, and then of course

  • We're just going to blend everything else out as well adding the highlight to the center of the face

  • It's just going to make everything look more natural

  • I always have to put it in quotations because let's get real there's nothing natural about this look

  • But in the end of all of this it is going to look so much more put together

  • and natural Esque as

  • Opposed to just having a highlight here and then nothing in the center of the face you want to bring the center of the face

  • And [the] under eye together so that everything kind of matches and looks in sync

  • And this nSYNc such a good band now. We have applied the concealer on the under eye area in the center of the face

  • I'm going to grab my translucent powder, and this is the rcm a no color translucent powder. I absolutely love this powder

  • It's my favorite because I am dry if you are oily, I would really recommend the Laura Mercier Translucent powder

  • It is absolutely amazing

  • I use it for so long until [I] discovered this one, and this one is just so much better on dry skin

  • so I'm going to put some this powder into the cap right here, so I can just work with it straight [out] of the

  • Just make a total mess. No big deal now

  • I'm going to do is going to take that same Damp beauty [blender] that we use for the [under-eye]

  • And I'm going to dip it into this cap

  • Directly into that translucent powder this scared the crap out of me the first time that I did it

  • I'm not going to lie because you're always taught you can't mix water with powder

  • You can't mix liquids and powders like they need to be done

  • Separately you know and so taking a damp beauty blender and dipping into powder

  • I'm like don't put that up my face like it's like terrifying but I promise you

  • this works if you want to set that under-eye concealer like

  • Nobody's business

  • [try] this trick it will change your life there are different options for you if you do not want to use the Damp beauty blender

  • And translucent powder a method you could do something like this and use just like an under-eye powder to set it

  • You could use something like the mac pro [emphasized] which comes in a bunch of [different] shades for the under eye area

  • Depending on your skin tone and that's on Mac cosmetics calm, and then this right here is the anastasia Banana powder

  • I love using these two together and separately [for] my under eyes but for the purpose of today's video

  • I'm going to show you this method because this in my personal opinion will make that under-eye stay in place all day long

  • It doesn't matter what you're [doing] your under-eye area is not

  • Going to move so I'm going to go ahead take the stand beauty Blender grab a little bit more [because] I've been shaking it around

  • And what I'm going to do is just tap it directly on the under-eye area

  • And I love this powder so much because the Laura Mercier translucent

  • Powder like not to sound like a hater or anything on me because I have dry under eyes it just makes that under I

  • feel like so creepy when I smile, I'm like ah

  • I feel like I could like having trouble smiling because it makes that under-eye area so dry

  • Whereas the Rcm A no color powder that I'm using right [now] doesn't do that. It does not feel dry on the skin

  • You're not going to want to wipe because then you'll make a mess of your makeup. Just press

  • Directly into the skin the entire time

  • You want to look up and really make [sure] that you're getting on the [under-eye] because that's where we all crease and [just] press press

  • press Dab Dab [Dab]

  • Bring it right there on the side of the nose

  • Down and there you go you do not need to bring this down all the way to here. Sorry

  • I keep looking in my Viewfinder to see my face

  • I'm just trying to some focus

  • But you do not need to bring the translucent powder all the way down here because this isn't highlighting or anything

  • You've already done that the concealer

  • This is just simply setting where you would typically crease so now what I'm going to do is I'm going to lightly set my entire

  • Face with a face powder [you] do not have to do this if you're crazy, dry

  • or if you haven't found a power of the to love or if you just like going and directly with Powders over top of your

  • Cream foundation I did that for years and years and years

  • But I'm just going to set my face really quickly so that you guys can get the entire like full demo for those of you

  • Who do set your face I am using the Giorgio Armani luminous silk Powder foundation?

  • I absolutely love this stuff like more than life

  • I just discovered it recently and it hadn't become like an absolute staple at my collection

  • [I] also love the Mac mineralized skinfinish pressed Powder, so

  • Beautiful that one is [way] more affordable if you're looking for something that's a little bit easier [on] your wallet now have foundation concealer

  • We have our under eye area set and we have our face set

  • So everything is good to go right so now at this point

  • This is when we're going to begin

  • actually the baking the contouring the highlighting and all that jazz [so] now what I'm going to do is I'm going to pick up a

  • ridiculous amount of translucent powder, and I'm going to

  • Really get on that beauty blender

  • and I'm going to literally go directly and under my eyes and just stamp and you want it to be as thick as possible and

  • I

  • Will explain why I?

  • Look like a psychopath right now

  • So I'm sure [some] of you right now. We're thinking okay

  • What is the difference between?

  • Setting your under eye area and baking your under eye area

  • And I will tell you the difference is when you set your under eye area

  • That's all you're doing you're just setting your under eye

  • And you're moving along with your day when you bake your under eye area you are making that bitch bulletproof

  • That is the difference drag queens have been using this technique for ever

  • We basically glamour makeup takes everything from the drag world you want to know how to do good makeup

  • Go interview a queen because seriously that's where all of this stuff comes from his drag queens get on stage they perform

  • [they're] under hot lights. They're dancing. [yeah], they are working and they need their makeup to stay in place

  • They need their makeup to not move they need to be

  • Perfect through sweat through dancing through the hot lights through everything and so they came up with this technique a long long long time ago

  • And we stole it from them

  • Something [that] [I] thought was so freaking cool when I heard this fact

  • And I have to share it with you is the reason that it is called

  • baking or cooking in the first place is because when you apply a

  • Ton of translucent powder to the skin that area of the face basically can't breathe and what ends up happening

  • Is your body temperature?

  • which is typically around ninety eight point six degrees give or take comes through and gets trapped between the face and the

  • [Transit's] mpow durand it literally cooks the concealer cooks the foundation cooks the makeup and becomes

  • Bulletproof it is the coolest thing [in] the world when you think about like that you are literally cooking your face at

  • 98.6 degrees turn that up and on

  • 98.6 and let's get cookin [you] want to bake any other areas of the face you can go ahead and do so I?

  • Personally like to just do the under eye area when I do this method

  • Because I don't want to make the other areas of my face - Matt

  • And I really don't have an issue with other areas moving or not looking really nice

  • but a lot of people like to bake the chin as well because of the fact that

  • your chin can really tend

  • To kind of break up and the reason being is because a lot of times you'll rest your hand on your chin

  • You'll be like this you'll do this you'll hug people and your makeup will just come up on your chin

  • So if you want to [make] your chin that is a very common thing to do dan girl

  • I'm looking so cute right now all right. So now that our face is cooking. We are going to move on to contour and honestly

  • Contouring can be very overwhelming because there's so many products out there. There's so many brushes out there

  • There's many different opinions out there some people say that if you're going to contour you acts

  • You have to use a contouring powder that is a cool tone. I'm gonna argue with that

  • I do not think that a contour powder needs to be a cool tone actually I know that doesn't have to be

  • Because there are some people out there that if they put on a cool tone powder on their face

  • It's gonna look even outside playing in the dirt

  • That's just how it happened you me look muddy and gray

  • And it doesn't work some people need a more neutral colors some people need a warmer color it just depends on

  • Your skin tone. I will say that overall. I think [that] benefit Hoola bronzer is a really beautiful color for contour

  • It's a nice neutral

  • It doesn't have too much red or too much [grey] in it

  • And it really does help create and eyeshadow on a lot of different skin tones

  • It's a really nice color my perfect color personally is Mac. Shape ster. I just recently found this like in the last year

  • Maybe like six to seven months or so if you feel like you haven't found the perfect shade yet like it's all good some people

  • Use bronzers some people use face powder some people use colors. [they're] specifically made for contour

  • Fine works for you, and that's what you need that's it

  • Just one good contour color and you're good to go, and then as far as brushes

  • There are so many, so I will just tell you my top two phase first off is this one right here. This is the morphe

  • [M-52] 3. [I] love it because it's longest bristles around the center, and it has the shorter Bristles on the side

  • So it gives you a nice line while still blending it out

  • Makes it nice and smooth and the other one is the Nars [Eita] brush

  • I've been talking about that brush for years even though. I don't use it that often every time I pick it up

  • I'm like why do I use this anymore? It is so amazing

  • It's so easy to secrete [eight] that nice line that sharp [line] cuz I'm going to just grab the [shade] sur Powder by Mac

  • And I'm going to put it on both sides of the brush the reason why I put it on both sides not just one side

  • Is because when I blend out?

  • I'm going to want it to be on both sides to help me get that perfect smooth blending a flawless finish

  • [so] the past couple of months I have changed up the way

  • I've done my contour, and I've had so many people tell [me] that I've lost weight in my face

  • And I'm like no, I haven't the scale would not agree with you

  • But I think it is truly the way that I've been contouring because I used to contour in the top of my ear

  • Down towards the core of my mouth stop right at the edge of my eye

  • And I would kind of round out a little bit like to give

  • That round cheek look which I still do go from the top of my ear

  • And I still do stop at the corner of my eye, but now I just make that line very harsh

  • And I don't like using the word harsh because no one wants a harsh line on their face

  • But it's the truth instead of rounding it now

  • I have it way more angle

  • And I [scotch] and I make it much more cut as opposed to

  • Rounded out like I used to so I'm going to grab my brush

  • I'm going to start right [here] at the corner [of] my ear and having face powder right here in the area where you're going to?

  • Contour is going to really really really help in the blending and smoothing out process and making it look more natural

  • So I'm going to start right here at the corner of the ear

  • And I'm going to begin just to work

  • Downward and as you can see I do not have a ton of my brush because I rather have too little than too much

  • And so in the past I would have gone more like this

  • Down this way like that, but now I'm going to go more up and down like this

  • If you can see that right there same thing over here. I'm just going down at an angle

  • And if you're rubbing off that translucent powder, and that's fine. Don't worry about it. You can go ahead and rub it off

  • You can do the transfers in Powder after contour or before contour?

  • There's no rules and makeup whatsoever and like I said before if there were I would break them anyway

  • But you can do your baking in the beginning or at the end you can do [whenever] you want alright?

  • So now I'm going to go up on the forehead and the reason that you want to contour your forehead

  • Do not my my baby hairs going in I don't want to talk about it

  • No, really

  • I don't want to talk about it um

  • But the reason why you contour your forehead is because now if you have added the shadow down here and made this

  • Slim in and you've added depth to the face now

  • It's like oh hello forehead like so in your face so all you're gonna do is go to the hairline?

  • right over on the Edges

  • And you're just going to slim this out if you have a tiny

  • Forehead like [an] [o] head then you do not need to worry about contouring your forehead at all you can completely leave it alone

  • Unless you feel personally like it looks a little blank. It looks a little blah

  • [it] looks like people are gonna stare my forehead then you can contour it if you ever feel like you're doing your contour and it's

  • just not blending properly something you can do is go back with like your powder brush and your face powder and just get a

  • Little bit on that brush not much because you don't want coverage

  • it'll just help blend everything out and kind of going back over that and

  • gain your face powder and the contour Powder together

  • Will make things look a lot more flawless and more natural its contour line right here

  • That's kind of sloppy and kind of unblended and needs a little bit of help which I'm going to be honest

  • I just like slapped it on my face because I knew I was going to be baking it and