Slenderize In One Simple Step

 

A few months ago, a friend I met in LA introduced me to a chubby brown crayon that became a mini miracle worker. I have never really worn make-up, preferring the natural look 99% of the time. I did not know what I was missing out on by not staying up to date in the beauty game.

Introducing,The Sculptor by Tarte. Contouring can be intimidating. Too little and you get no result, too much and you look like a child’s art project. Chubby brown make-up crayons with creamy textures allow you to apply a little at a time and blend, making it easier to forgo mistakes.

Contouring allows you to slim the face and draw attention to your cheekbones without looking overdone. Allure loves The Sculptor too, offering some advice on technique:

“Draw short dashes anywhere you want shadow (under your cheekbones and jawline), then blend those lines downward with your fingers.”

At just $24.00, it won’t break the bank and will last a while due to the sheer formula. You can easily pick one up for yourself at Sephora. It comes in the universally flattering Tarte shade, Park Ave Princess.

 

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Going For The Glow

So we’re all sick of winter, and we are pale and ghostly and it’s terrible. Unfortunately, it looks like we may have a few more months of not seeing a golden glow when we look in the mirror. Last year, I got my first spray tan and never looked back. They make you feel good, look natural, and last for a few weeks before completely fading away. The downside? $45 + is a lot of money to spend every week and a half (for a college student) in order to feel good about ourselves. The solution? Self tanners. I tested out a few options that will make you look like you just got back from the Caribbean, while keeping that  precious money in your pocket. All of these can be found at Ulta, Sephora, or your nearest department store. While I do still get professional spray tans for events, (Benefit is my go to spot) this is what holds me over everyday:

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