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I had a makeup artist critique my go-to beauty routine. Here’s how she’d make my round face look slimmer.

The writer wears a full face of makeup and a red arrow and X points to her lipstick; A Black Radiance foundation stick, a Rare Beauty foundation stick, and a Huda Beauty concealer stick on a counter with a red X and arrow pointing to them

I asked a makeup artist how I can gain more confidence when I do my beauty routine.Pascale Mondesir

  • I asked makeup artist Hillary Clark to critique my beauty routine to help minimize my uncertainty.

  • Clark suggested a few improved application techniques and said I can repurpose some of my products.

  • I can enhance my natural features by using a bright lip color and applying my bronzer to my eyes.

I’ve wanted to learn how to add definition to my round face and highlight my features.

Makeup products arranged on a table, including a Smashbox primer, Huda Beauty concealer, Black Radiance foundation stick, Rare Beauty foundation and bronzer stick, and Mac Fix+

I’ve curated my makeup collection based on beauty YouTube recommendations from over the years.Pascale Mondesir

I’m not a beauty expert by any means. When I was younger, foundation and eyeliner were my go-tos. But when the YouTube beauty community burst into my life, I realized there are a plethora of products to help elevate my look.

Since then, I developed a routine for a full-coverage, contoured look that I’ve stuck to for years.

But when I decided it was time to change my routine, I reached out to Hillary Clark, a professional make-up artist and esthetician based in Los Angeles.

With her help, I learned a few new tips for applying makeup, adding definition to my face, and adopting quicker, full-coverage routines without looking too glam.

Before I put on makeup, I use a gentle cleanser, toner, and heavy-duty moisturizer.

The writer applies her skin care

Before makeup, I start with skin care.Pascale Mondesir

Currently, I use Milk Makeup’s Vegan Milk cleanser, Buttah Skin’s Rosewater toner, and Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped-Cream moisturizer with a few drops of facial oil for extra hydration.

I always finish off with sunscreen if I’m applying makeup during the day.

Clark suggested skipping heavy oils in my morning routine.

A Milk Makeup cleanser, a facial oil, a serum, and a Drunk Elephant moisturizer

I try to use moisturizing products in my skincare routine.

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