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How to Lip Contour Like a Pro

By Dana Burke on
Yes, you can even contour your mouth. Read on for a fuller-looking pout.Read Full Story

How to Get Rid of Acne and Wrinkles Without Using Creams

By Dana Burke on
Learn all about the trending tech-based treatment to better skin.Read Full Story

You'll Never Guess What Sarah Hyland Wants to Do to Her Hair

By Caitlin Miller on
Plus, the best beauty advice Sofía Vergara has ever given her.Read Full Story

Go Green with the Help of Alysia Reiner

By Katie Davidson on
Learn about the stylish star's sustainable skincare picks—plus how to get your hands on all of them. Read Full Story

McKenzie Westmore's Tip For Flawless Foundation Application

By Caitlin Miller on
The host of SyFy's 'Face Off' just launched her own beauty line. Get the scoop on the inaugural product and more, here.Read Full Story

Do These Three Things To Make Your Facial Last Longer

By Chrissy Callahan on
Trust us, your face—and wallet—will thank you.Read Full Story

Using Blush to Contour

By Livingly Staff on
We know it's scary at times, but blush is your friend. It can add volume to your face and seal your contour. Apply blush on the apples of your cheeks if you want to make them appear fuller and juicier. For example, for heart-shaped faces, apply highlighter to the chin and forehead and dab on blush on the cheeks to create a plumper middle and lower part of the face. When applying blush, smile and apply to cheeks two fingers away from the nose. Take your brush and work back and forth to blend...Read Full Story

Makeup Tip: Make a Contouring Face Map

By Livingly Staff on
Knowing how to use your face to act as a road map is so critical for getting the best and most balanced look. Let your cheeks, ears, and mouth dictate where to shade. Mark your territory by drawing an imaginary line from the tip of your ear and corner of your mouth. That area under your cheeks will be where you contour. Apply your darker shade in that area and blend, blend, blend! (Just be sure to stop before you reach the actual corner of your mouth—no puppet faces here.) Sephora Pro Hector...Read Full Story

Makeup Tip: Contouring With Foundation

By Livingly Staff on
It might be tempting to create chiseled cheek bones with the darkest bronzer out there, but Sephora Pros Erik Soto and Hector Espinal advise sticking to a foundation for a more natural-looking daytime contour. Opt for a foundation that's one to two shades darker from your natural tone. This makes it easier to blend and will keep you from looking like you should be out at the club instead of at the office. Espinal and Soto showed us their contouring tricks with Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel...Read Full Story

Analyze Your Face Shape for Contouring Success

By Livingly Staff on
The key to contouring success is to know your face shape straight from the get-go. Whether you have a round face, an oval (the space at the forehead, nose, and lips are all the same), a heart (the forehead and nose areas are larger than the lips and chin area), or a square one (more defined jaws), understanding your face's shape will guide you in your contouring mission. Remember, darker shades create shadows and make things look smaller and sharper. Highlighters or blushes will do the...Read Full Story