How To Use Numerology To Contour Your Face

featured this week on MindBodyGreen by Kayla Jacobs

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image credit: Stocksy + mbg creative via MindBodyGreen

Contouring and numerology are like chocolate and vanilla: best together.

It's safe to say that the world has had enough of misleading jawlines and deceptively high cheekbones. Enter numerology contouring, a technique that is by no means novel but has recently resurfaced as the latest trend in the green makeup game. Physiognomy, or face reading, is the art or science of reading the face of an individual in order to identify that person's personal traits. Our faces reflect our deepest emotions, whereas our eyes give others an idea about our feelings to the external world. "The human face is a map that indicates an individual's personality, personal history, mental attitudes, inner needs, morals, emotional style and verbal communication," says feng shui expert Anjie Cho.

The best thing about numerology contouring is that it's a real way to enhance what nature gave you without spending hours trying to fake razor-sharp cheekbones. Instead, keep your formulations sheer and emphasize whatever you desire! Remember that your skin tone varies by area, meaning your forehead may need a bit of brightening, where your cheeks might need to dial down the rosiness. Extra shine on your nose? Pick up a yellow tone formula like Nu Evolution Loose Powder ($39) to counteract any redness and draw an 11 along the sides of your nose; it's about defining and emphasizing your best features, and creating a gently "lifted" look through careful product placement. For deeper skin tones, the same equation is applicable; just go a shade darker, like a peach powder hue or vegan brand Han Cosmetics Pressed Blush in Coral Candy ($15) instead of a light pink pigment.

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9 Steps to a Beautiful and Functional Make-Up Corner

featured this month on Houzz by Melissa Cowan

Carving out a few spare moments in the morning or evening to do your make-up can be surprisingly relaxing. It’s either a marker of the day to come, or it adds to the excitement before a big night out. But if you always find yourself doing your friends’ make-up or trialling new looks on yourself in the bathroom, it may be time to create your own make-up corner to play in. It can be as simple or as glamorous as you want it to be, and can be adapted to fit the amount of space you have available. Here’s what you need to make a functional make-up corner.

1. Add multiple mirrors

Having more than one mirror is a priority; it’s best to have a combination of different magnifications to help with the finicky steps like applying liquid eyeliner. Double-sided mirrors can be an effective way to meet your magnification needs without taking up too much space.

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How To Feng Shui Your Makeup Bag & Get Radiant

featured this week on MindBodyGreen

image credit:   mbg creative

image credit: mbg creative

Whether your beauty bag contains a wide variety of high-end makeup products or just a few natural fragrances and daily necessities, it's important that it reflects how you feel about yourself and your beauty, both inside and out. Every day, you deserve to feel beautiful, and your beauty bag can hold the key!

Everything in your life, especially objects that are near and dear to you, like your beauty bag, can affect you energetically in many areas of your life. The beauty bag, or cosmetics bag, is something most of us carry in our purses and handbags, something we engage with almost every day. It may hold items other than cosmetics, but in general, it contains tools to help us beautify our appearance in the world. The contents can affect how we view and honor ourselves on the inside as well, so it is something to pay attention to.

Let's take a look at how your beauty bag measures up in feng shui terms and see what you can do to enhance the potential to look and feel your most beautiful. Give it a little feng shui love, and watch the transformation!

Your Makeup Bag

Let's start by taking a good look at your makeup bag. Is it clean, fresh, and new? Or is it shabby and torn? Your beauty bag can give you an internal weather report. Ideally we want a beautiful, clean, and well-cared-for beauty bag because it reflects upon your own degree of self-care and health. If your bag needs a little updating or refreshing, the simple act of giving attention to this object will create new positive energy in your life. Remember, it affects how beautiful you feel on the inside and outside.

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by Anjie Cho