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What are some ways to contour my nose. I want it to look skinnier. It's bulbous and when I smile my nostrils stretch a little. What products do I use and how do I do that? If it helps, I'm African American.

Asked by
virgindiaries99

When contouring your nose you’ll need a few things

  • A small eyeshadow brush, I prefer having a shadow brush and a blending brush one to apply the product and one to blend.
  • A matte grey brown bronzer or shadow. You can also use a cream/liquid concealer or foundation! You don’t want your contouring product to be too warm/orange you want it to be more grey/taupe so it looks more like a natural shadow.

For contouring my nose and contouring in general I LOVE NYX Taupe, it’s a cool taupey, brown. When I use this to contour my nose it always looks super soft and natural!

You use a small brush (I prefer using the thin side of a shader brush) down the sides of the nose then going in with a fluffy blending brush to blend out the harsh line. You can bring the line up the front of the brows for a super slim look.

You also want to make sure to contour the tip of the nose, this makes the tip look more pointed and balances out the thinner nose bridge. 

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Is nyx good quality makeup? Because I know its really cheap. So?

Asked by
tarsgaryens

I love NYX! Affordable but definitely of better quality than most drugstore brands :)

Some NYX products I love and recommend are their

  • Butter Lipsticks
  • Butter Glosses
  • Powder Blushes
  • Rouge Cream Blushes
  • Matte Bronzer
  • Illuminator Powder Highlighters 
  • Matte Lipsticks
  • Soft Matte Lip Creams
  • Black Label Lipsticks
  • Studio Glitter Liners
  • Nude Matte Shadows
  • Concealer Wands

What do you recommend as far as which lash glue is the best?

Asked by
secretsbyher

I love Duo’s Lash Glue in Waterproof! I always make sure to get waterproof when getting lash glue because I think it works a little better than non waterproof :)

I'm new to wearing makeup, besides foundation, concealer, & the basics for your eyes, what else should you have ? What are the basics products you should have ? I feel like I'm missing something. HELP :(

Asked by
kissbyyme

Hi! I have a few links you might find helpful :)

Makeup Starter Kit Guide (high end and drugstore)

Drugstore: Best of the Best (great affordable finds, good for beginners)

Must Have Brushes: Eyes

Must Have Brushes: Face

All those posts and more are in my Makeup Tips link on the top of my page. You can find a bunch of useful in depth posts there, great for beginners! 

how do you feel about Mac Fix+ & the Makeup Forever HD microfinish powder?

Asked by
x-inspire

I really like both! :)

MAC Fix Plus is great for setting your makeup so it doesnt look too powdery or cakey, great for spraying on an eyeshadow brush then dipping in shadow to apply the shadow wet, good for a mid day spritz to freshen up makeup. However it won’t really help with the longevity of the foundation like some other setting sprays.

The Makeup Forever HD Powder is great for making your skin look more airbrushed, controlling shine, acting as a super natural looking setting powder. It can leave a white cast in flash photography so I use it for more every day but not If I plan on taking photos at night or something. ELF & NYX make similar ones if you’re not willing to splurge.