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4-Steps to Clear Skin

1.Cleanse. Washing your face twice a day will remove excess oils, dirt, and makeup that could otherwise cause skin to break out, cause dryness, blotchiness, oily skin and/or clogged pores. Not washing your face could also cause long-term problems such as wrinkles, blackheads, pimples and dead skin cells.

Clinique has a wide variety of skincare products for all skin types

 

2.Toning. Facial toners are important for all skin types because they help to wipe away any dead skin left on the surface and help to repair and smooth the skin’s surface. This step can be done both in the morning and at night by simply putting toner onto a cotton pad and gently sweeping it over your face and neck. If your skin is dry it is best to tone your face just once either in the morning or at night so that the toner does not cause further drying of the skin.

3.Moisturizing. This step should also be done twice a day and right after toning skin, as the skin is now prepped to receive the maximum benefits of moisturizer.  It is important to note that different skin types should be using different moisturizers:

Oily: Look for lotions instead of cream which contain salicylic acids.

Dry: Use cream since it is thicker and has more oil in it for maximum moisture.

Combination: Use a lotion with no acids. Drugstore moisturizers will do the trick such as              Neutrogena.

Normal: Can use just a thin layer of cream or moisturizerExfoliating. Exfoliating is important to help reduce acne and blemishes and to improve

4.Exfoliating. Exfoliating is important to help reduce acne and blemishes and to improve the  skin’s texture. This step should only be done once or twice a week so that over exfoliation does not occur. Some common methods of exfoliation include scrubs, exfoliating gloves, skin care brushes and face peels.

Welcome to Kontouring Karlee!

My obsession with makeup began about six years ago when I discovered the Kardashian family. The first thing I noticed about the Kardashian’s was their beauty and more specifically their makeup which was always flawless. I began to research products that they were using and the artists who were doing their makeup and I became obsessed. Youtube videos, Instagram’s, and facebook posts of the Kardashians getting their makeup done became my inspiration to learn how to apply makeup myself.

Although I am not a certified makeup artist, it is something that I enjoy doing for fun.  Not only am I getting myself ready for school and night’s out but also my friend’s.There is not a weekend that goes by that I don’t have my three roommates waiting in my room to get their makeup done.

Mario Dedivanovic is the makeup artist behind Kim Kardashian’s signature look and the person that I look up to. His tutorials on his blog and youtube channel have taught me

Mario Dedivanovic getting Kim Kardashian glam for an event.

most of what I know including how to apply makeup and what products work really well. He is definitely my biggest inspiration behind this blog.

It is a common misconception in today’s society that girls don’t need makeup and it should be about natural beauty, or that if we do wear makeup it’s because we want to impress boys. However, I can tell you that I do not own 25 different shades of lipstick for a boy who doesn’t know the difference between MAC cosmetics Whirl lipstick and Kat Von D’s Lolita liquid lipstick. This blog is about the fun behind makeup, experimenting with new looks, testing new products, and talking about skincare. It is a passion of mine that I can’t wait to share. Enjoy!