Beauty: How To Contour Your Face Like A Professional Makeup Artist with Makeup Artist Jay Reeling and Beauty Expert Kym Douglas via “Home & Family”

One of the hottest beauty trends of 2014 is face contouring with makeup. All the top celebrities do it, especially Kim Kardashian who has admitted to contouring her nose. If you’ve ever wanted higher cheekbones, the look of a slimmer nose without plastic surgery or how to make your lips look bigger without collagen, there are special techniques to do so. I love that makeup contouring can enhance one’s entire appearance, and you make you look like the absolute best version of yourself. I’ve been obsessed with makeup contouring as of late, especially after watching makeup tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest. This week on “Home & Family” Hollywood beauty expert Kym Douglas and makeup artist Jay Reeling dished on how you can contour your face like a professional with makeup you most likely have around the house.


Professional makeup artist Jay Reeling and beauty expert Kym Douglas share tips on how you can contour your face like a professional with makeup on Hallmark's "Home & Family". H&F Photo Credit:   Copyright 2014 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee

Professional makeup artist Jay Reeling and beauty expert Kym Douglas share tips on how you can contour your face like a professional with makeup on Hallmark’s “Home & Family”. H&F Photo Credit: Copyright 2014 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee



If you’ve ever wanted to know the proper way to contour your face, be sure to follow Jay’s amazing instructions below!


Professional makeup artist Jay Reeling and beauty expert Kym Douglas share tips on how you can contour your face like a professional with makeup on Hallmark's "Home & Family". H&F Photo Credit:   Copyright 2014 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee

Professional makeup artist Jay Reeling and beauty expert Kym Douglas share tips on how you can contour your face like a professional with makeup on Hallmark’s “Home & Family”. H&F Photo Credit: Copyright 2014 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee



Learn how you can contour your face like a professional with helpful tips from professional makeup artist Jay Reeling and Hollywood beauty expert, Kim Douglas.  Hallmark's "Home & Family". H&F Photo Credit:  Copyright 2014 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee

Learn how you can contour your face like a professional with helpful tips from professional makeup artist Jay Reeling and Hollywood beauty expert, Kim Douglas. Hallmark’s “Home & Family”. H&F Photo Credit: Copyright 2014 Crown Media Family Networks/Photographer: Jeremy Lee



Makeup Contouring Like a Professional
  1. Use a highlighter that’s 2-3 shades lighter than your foundation.
  2. Find your cheekbones- make a fish face or use your fingers to press gently into the hallow area under your cheek bone.
  3. Use a Bronzer or foundation. (Cream is best) that’s at least 2 – 3 shades darker than your foundation – and sweep it in the hallows you just found.
  4. Minimize any other areas that apply to you using the same contour shade- forehead apply at hairline to lower high forehead – at temples to minimize a wide forehead.
  5. Contour the crease of the eyes , according to eye shape… Deep set, hooded, prominent etc….
  6. Keeping it simple – use the same contour to shape the sides of the nose – adjusting highlighter and contour to fix a too wide / too narrow nose – or just to keep it in harmony with the rest of the make up.
  7. Brush contour under jawline to help accentuate it’s shape and to reduce any gravity nonsense… Double chin if you will.
  8. Using your regular foundation color — stipple it over the highlight and contour and blend it in using a stipple brush….
  9. Set with translucent powder.
  10. Finish makeup – eyes, blush lips.
  11. Use a contour brush or blush brush to apply contour.


Tip: Use a sponge to apply highlighter as the natural cut shape of the sponge helps with placement… Cream concealer brushes are also used to apply the highlighter to smaller areas…

Tip: Translucent powder or loose powder is used to set liquid and cream products – using a light shade for highlight and a darker shade for contour if available… If not regular translucent loose powder is perfect!

Tip: For those who use mineral foundations like bare essentials – simply choose a lighter shade and a darker shade that corresponds/harmonize with the foundation shade and proceed as explained… 

Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at Follow her @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook. Don’t forget to tune into Hallmark’s “Home & Family” weekdays at 10 am. 

Summer Beauty Remedies with Beauty Expert Justine Santaniello

With summer 2013 nearly officially coming to a close, beauty and lifestyle expert Justine Santaniello joined me to dish on the secret to looking fab this fall! If you’re a fellow DIYer, you’ll love her makeup remover which you can create in the comfort of your own home!


Candace Rose: How can we get ourselves back in tiptop shape as the summer comes to a close?

Justine Santaniello: “This summer was brutal with that heat wave across the country. Our bodies have taken a toll, so the key is you want to reevaluate your beauty routine now and your skincare, but also update your look to take you right into the fall. A great place to start and an easy place to start is with your smile.

Now, Candace, I don’t know about you…but I’ve got this nice little tan going on right now, so my smile looks a little whiter and brighter, and people notice it. BUT we don’t have a tan all year long, you want to keep your smile looking its best and it’s so easy to do. All you need to do is make sure you’re brushing for the two minute dentist recommended brushing time, and also just using the right toothpaste. The Arm & Hammer Advanced White toothpaste with Stain Defense has both baking soda and peroxide to brighten your smile, but also to help keep new stains from forming. This is great to have for that bright smile all yearlong.


Now another area that’s really taken its toll for the summer: our skin for sure, battling the elements. You want to start a new basic skincare routine now that you can carry in the rest of the year. Some easy things that you should be doing like removing your makeup before going to sleep, washing your face at night. I don’t know if you knew this but when you fall asleep your skin regenerates itself, so you want to help it out and remove all the oil, the dirt, the pollutants. You also want to remove your makeup. I’m a big fan of home remedies, and you can make your own homemade makeup remover, all you need are equal parts oil and witch hazel. You want to make sure you shake it up real well before you use it, but you have your own at-home makeup remover.”

Candace Rose: That’s amazing! Thanks for those great tips. Where can we go for more information?

Justine Santaniello: “You can head to my website:”

Celebrity Makeup Tips with Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Oresman

Were you inspired by the celebrity looks we recently saw at the Oscars and award show red carpets this season? I know I was, especially Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Amy Adams who looked amazing! If you’re looking to recreate their fabulous looks, you’re in luck. Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman joined me yesterday to dish on the top celebrity looks we saw on the red carpet, and will continue to see this season and how you can recreate them with budget buys from Neutrogena.



Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top celebrity looks of the season!

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top celebrity looks of the season!






Candace Rose: As a celebrity makeup artist can you tell us what’s the secret to getting the looks we’ve been seeing on the red carpet, and where do we start?

Amy Oresman: “Absolutely. Well, there are two looks that are really trending on the red carpet. The first one is healthy, glowing radiant skin. And the second one is this beautiful metallic monochromatic smoke with natural colors.


Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman shared tips on how to recreate Jennifer Garner's Oscar makeup look.

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman shared tips on how to recreate Jennifer Garner’s Oscar makeup look.


How to achieve this at home really begins with committing to a skin care routine. This doesn’t have to break the bank and it doesn’t have to be really difficult. In fact you can head to your local drugstore and pick up some really affordable and amazing products by Neutrogena! One of my favorite in preparation for any eyeshadow that I’m doing to really get this gorgeous shimmery eye that really highlights and stands out is to use Rapid Wrinkle Repair Cream. It’s a fantastic eye cream that really fades lines around the edges and it hydrates the entire eye. I like to use this as a base to build my eyeshadow.

I love a crease-proof eyeshadow, and we have six new shades that are really beautiful. I like Stay Golden, it’s a very soft golden shadow that goes on creamy; but the cool thing about these is that they actually have a primer built in. They go on creamy, dry to a powder finish and last up to 12 hours. So you can wear them as just a wash of color across the lid or you can build an entire eyeshadow look on top of them.”

Candace Rose: What are some of the biggest makeup must haves?

Amy Oresman: “The biggest makeup must have is always mascara. Mascara is always any makeup’s perfect accessory. I love adding mascara, it really pops the eye. Neutrogena has Healthy Lengths Mascara which is a beautiful mascara that conditions your lashes as well as strengthens your lashes. So I love to have a mascara that gives me the volume that I’m looking for but ensures that my lashes aren’t falling out tomorrow.”

Candace Rose: How about when it comes to hair?

Amy Oresman: “When it comes to hair, one of the big trends this season is actually very understated hair. I’m sure you’ve seen this beautiful kind of bend on the red carpet where it’s not really a curl, and it’s not really straight. You’ve seen these tousled chignons or these kind of soft loose ponytails. I think that the hair is really about being silky and effortless and looking like you maybe didn’t do your hair like you just pulled it back and you’re letting your face and your eyes and your gown do the talking.”

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top hair trends as seen on Amy Adams at the Oscars

Celebrity makeup artist Amy Oresman dished on the top hair trends as seen on Amy Adams at the Oscars.



Zoe Saldana's hair framed her gown and makeup well

Zoe Saldana’s wavy hair framed her face and her gown.


Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Amy Oresman: “Well, one of my favorite things to really tell people and remind people is that if you put it on, you have to take it off. So remember to take your makeup off and even if you don’t wash your face at night, hide a pack of makeup removing wipes under your pillow. This is the way that when I hear the crinkle of the wipes, I remember I forgot to take my makeup off and I don’t even have to get out of bed to do it. So that’s probably one of my biggest tips in keeping a clear complexion.”

Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?

Amy Oresman: “For more information you can check out Neutrogena’s Facebook page or you can go to”

Interview: Red Carpet Hair and Makeup Trends and with Celebrity Makeup Artist Mickey Williams

Were you inspired by the makeup and hair trends and flawless looks on the red carpet at the Golden Globes?

Makeup artist Mickey Williams joined me yesterday to not only dish on the top trends we saw at the Golden Globes on Sunday, but to talk the trends we’ll be seeing at the Oscars and award shows throughout the season. If you’ve ever wondered how celebs get those gorgeous gams, glowing skin, perfect coifs and stunning makeup, but think it costs an arm and a leg to recreate it, you will be pleasantly surprised to hear about the drugstore must haves you’ll want to add to your medicine cabinet and makeup bag!



Celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams dishes on the top red carpet makeup trends and must haves!

Celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams dishes on the top award show red carpet makeup trends and must haves! Image courtesy of


Candace Rose: What’s the secret to getting that glam look that we’ve all been seeing on the red carpet?

Mickey Williams: “I think the secret is to manage your expectations. A celebrity has a team of people that are working on them- they have trainers, they have hair colorists, they have hair stylists, they have a stylist that is fitting them in their gown, they have someone that’s zipping their gown. I feel that when they walk down the red carpet they look absolutely perfect because everything has been put in place. So I want people to manage their expectations. Look at some of the trends that are going on out there and get on board with those now to have those as an everlasting effect. But also, don’t think that you have to go out and spend all of this money on creating this look when you would really need a team to do it. I don’t know anybody who has that kind of funding out there beyond a celebrity, so I want to kind of bring it back to the basics. So I partnered a couple products that are trends and basics to get you glam.

So first of all we’ve been seeing incredible hemlines. We’re seeing short dresses, even the incredibly glamorous celebrity, we’re seeing in shorter dresses! We’re also seeing an amazing slit in the skirt. I think you saw that a couple of times at the Golden Globes. And then when we ask these celebrities ‘How do you get these amazing gorgeous toned legs?’ They always come across with ‘Oh, it’s my personal trainer, he’s amazing; you know him, he’s a celebrity in his own right.’ Or they say ‘Oh, I was just born this way’ which is just so annoying. But then you ask them ‘Hey, how do you get that really smooth look to your legs?’ I just read this in a magazine not too long ago, and it drove me crazy- the celebrity was like ‘Well, I had laser hair removal and I’ve had every hair removed.’ And I think a lot of people ran out to see if they could get this service done and it’s kind of impractical for me and for a lot of people out there. It’s really expensive, Candace. You’ve probably heard about it before, it’s crazy expensive. So I want to kind of remind people out there that you have to go back to the basics, and ladies you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on hair removal, you can just shave again. It’s kind of one more thing to take you back to basics. But maybe you’ve been shaving and you haven’t found the right razor? The Bic Soleil Savvy has the convenience of a refillable cartridge system and the value of a disposable razor. So think about this, you have a disposable razor with four refillable cartridges. But here’s what great, the handle has an ergo grip on it so you can get around all of those hard to hit areas like around the knees, around the ankles and the little thing that dips in around your arm. You’re going to get that flawlessly smooth shave for $7.49, Candace, at your drugstore, rather than thousands of dollars at your med spa.


Bic Soleil Savvy razor

Bic Soleil Savvy razor


Did you notice this trend on the red carpet, because I did and it makes me so happy- we’re looking at more natural looking hair again. It’s shiny, the colors aren’t crazy and it looks like everybody is bringing their hair color back to the natural looking trend which is wonderful, and we can actually thank Wella for that. Wella Professionals recently launched their Illumina Color, it’s a permanent hair color that delivers natural luminous results, and leaves your hair closest to its natural virgin state, meaning it’s a permanent hair color without creating permanent damage. We saw this all over the red carpet, we saw healthy looking hair. It has a 100% gray coverage, but what it does is leaves a translucent gorgeous glow to your hair that looks natural, doesn’t give you that zapped fried hair look. We’re seeing celebrities flocking to this, we’ve got January Jones, Gerard Butler is a fan, and Rebecca Romijn’s hair who is always ridiculously gorgeous. This is where you might want to spend an extra dollar to go to a salon and we’re still seeing women going to salons to color their hair in majority as it is so here’s the new trend there and one way to mimic it.


Wella Professionals Illumina Color

Wella Professionals Illumina Color


Everyone always asks me, ‘How do they get that glow to their skin? When they walk out they just look like they’re luminous and glowing?’ And I’m like ‘Honey, that’s makeup, that’s what I’m doing.’ We’re creating that casting glow on their skin; they didn’t roll out of bed looking like that. So everyone says ‘When you show up, and you open up your kit, is everything inside super luxury brand?’ And the answer is, everything in my kit is luxurious but it doesn’t have to come at the price. I love drugstore beauty because I use so much makeup, it’s affordable and I get just the quality that I want from a drugstore than I can from a luxury brand sometimes or all the time, really. I love Physician’s Formula, their Sexy Booster collection- you’ve got a bronzer, you’ve got a blush, you’ve also got these lip stains which are incredible. The bronzer has a gold finish, and that is going to give a radiance on your cheeks. But even with that blush you’re going to see that perfect amount of shimmers in there to create that kind of glow. What’s also super cool about this Sexy Booster collection is they ingredients that mimic pheromones so you’re kind of feeling sexy and looking sexy at the same time. Also they have a warm vanilla scent, and when I put it on people they really like the way that it smells. It has a little brush in the back too.”


Candace Rose: Is there another area we should be focusing on?

Mickey Williams: “This is actually something that we’re privy too now and that we’re actually better off than the celebrities for this so I don’t know if you remember a year or so ago the trend of celebrities going out and maybe they were making a comeback or had to get red carpet ready, we also saw athletes doing it and they were getting synthetic HGH shots and they were saying it was a fountain of youth and it was amazing and they came back and they look 10 years younger, and they were gorgeous and slender and saying ‘Oh, I went on the right diet.’ And we all knew they were doing this crazy HGH injections that were synthetic. They really didn’t even know what the side effects were going to be. It’s unbelievable. We now have a natural form of HGH in SeroVital. SeroVital is basically a supplement that you can take that’s going to stimulate your pituitary gland and it’s going to make you mimic that fountain of youth that those harsh injections that they were doing in a natural form. You take four capsules a day, it’s not a really commitment. If you’re taking your vitamin, you can take this. Your hair grows better, you have more endurance, your skin looks better, your nails grow, you sleep better. I wanted to take it before I started talking about it; I’ve been on it for four weeks and it’s pretty amazing. It’s something that’s completely natural, it’s safe. You can get it at Ulta stores.”

Candace Rose: Are there any other secrets to make you feel like a star?

Mickey Williams: “Honestly, I want to always say this because I think when they look at a celebrity and say ‘She’s so beautiful, she’s so….” Half the time celebrities aren’t as tall as you think they are, they aren’t as thin as you think they are. Just be really comfortable with yourself because there’s a team of people out there that are pulling every inch of this person to get them in a dress. There’s a team out there that’s basically sculpting every bone in their body. Before they even started putting makeup on them they airbrush tanned them and sculpted them that way. Be practical with what you want. If you want to spend the time and do all of that as an average person like me or you, then that’s great, that’s your passion and go for it. But I think that natural beauty is gorgeous. You can be gorgeous on the go.

So for special events here’s some great tips and tricks for you, but when you’re just kind of hanging out, glamour doesn’t take much time.”

Candace Rose: We know how popular nail art has been, what trends are you seeing?

Mickey Williams: “I can’t believe how big the trend of a press on nail was last year. We brought those back from when I was a kid. When I was a kid I begged my mother for press on nails and she was like ‘What?’ Remember those bad boys? I wanted them as long as I couldn’t even write. I was walking around and couldn’t even open the refrigerator, I was clawing things. It’s funny because that went away for so long and now we can change our nail style daily by using a press on nail? You can put it on so it’s not super tight. I’m wearing a press on nail. Your nails are changing with your mood, it’s kind of fun. We’re seeing everyone doing their own nails again which is really fun. You have all these gadgets. I remember someone said to me- ‘I have all these gadgets that I want to paint my nails but I feel really guilty taking it into the nail salon and asking her to do it, and then I wonder how much is she going to charge me?’ I’m like, ‘So call your girlfriends over and have a nail party.’

Also, the lip trend has really been evolving too. We’ve seen everything from these really gorgeous bright glosses, we saw beautiful tangerines and they molded into these berries and these reds. Now we’re into a matte lip. In fall we went into a dark brown. We’re going to see brown coming back through but it’s going to fade out into a complete naked nude look. It’s like all these lip looks are evolving. Lips I think are going to be the new nail.”


Candace Rose: So we’re going to see more of a nude lip look this year?

Mickey Williams: “Yeah, we’ve seen it already on the red carpet, because you have to remember a lot of the artists are working on the red carpet are the same artists that are behind fashion week. We’re seeing fashion week being put out there a season before it’s the actual season. So when we put a celebrity on a red carpet she’s already trending. We’ve already had those trends on a runway. So when a makeup artist gets his celebrity he’s going to put her in a trend to make her like a style forecaster. We saw beautiful nude lips, and gorgeous eyes.

Really pretty eyes in those earth and green, emerald and jewel kind of those natural shimmery bronzy. Just lots of fun. Makeup’s fun again, right?!”


Candace Rose: It is. Hair is too, so I’m excited!

Mickey Williams: “The hair was beautiful on the red carpet, I loved it. I love the side sweeps and we’re allowed to wear our hair long again, but we still have a lot of short styles. And again, that color has just gotten back to that natural glossy look which is so much better than that flat horrible pressed on color.”


Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?

Mickey Williams: “You can actually find all of this information on my website If you want to find out about these specific products you can go to the red carpet beauty tab and just hit that, and I have all of this listed. And basically enjoy the award season, it’s a lot of fun.

Dress up for awards parties, it’s so much more fun when you dress up for it. Even if you just put your hair in a clip or something and throw on some false lashes it’s just fun. It’s a reason to sit around and gossip and gather and kind of look at what’s out there and it’s a great staple for what’s to come.”


Interview: New Year Beauty Essentials with Self Magazine’s Beauty Director Elaine D’Farley

Are you looking to switch up your beauty routine in 2013, but are on a strict budget? Self magazine’s beauty director Elaine D’Farley joined me recently to dish on her favorite Neutrogena beauty products that are easy on the wallet and available right at your neighborhood drugstore just in time for the new year!

Self magazine's beauty director Elaine D'Farley shares her top Neutrogena beauty buys for the new year!

Self magazine’s beauty director Elaine D’Farley shares her top Neutrogena beauty buys for the new year!







Candace Rose: The holidays can be so overwhelming. What can we do to look and feel our best this season, and where do we start?

Elaine D’Farley: “Well, you know what, it does not need to be complicated. At Self magazine we really want to keep things easy for you. We know we’re all overwhelmed and we’ve got too much to do, so the key is to keep it simple. You can take care of yourself in really little easy ways that you can do everyday. One of the biggest things is to drink enough water. You want eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day. Your skin is your biggest organ so you really need to hydrate it, and take care of yourself from the inside out. And then the second thing we want you to do is to wash your face, it’s that simple. You want to get off all the dirt and grime and makeup, and we’ve got some great products here from Neutrogena (please see video above for more details).


There’s a gentle daily cleanser that’s only $9. Products don’t need to be expensive, this is available at the drugstore and it’s going to get all that grime off so that your radiant skin can show through.


And then the next thing you want to do is keep your lips looking hydrated and radiant also. The revitalizing lip balm from Neutrogena, and it’s got a hint of a tint in it, and color is really big for this season. So you’ve got a bright lip and this one is clinically proven to increase the brightness, the rosiness of your lips and the fullness of your lips after one week of use, so I think that’s a really cool added value on this lip balm. You swipe it on, wake up in the morning and your lips are fuller. What’s better than that? It’s got SPF 20 it which is protective, which I also want to talk about, you want to protect yourself from the sun.



Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm.

Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm with SPF 20.



Sun is not something that is only out in the summer, it’s in the winter too. So no matter what time of year it is you need to use sunscreen. And the reason why you want to use it is because it’s your secret weapon against aging. It’s the best anti-aging thing that you can use. It’s a fantastic one, it’s ultra sheer, and light and it’s not greasy. And that’s the key to sunscreen, find something that’s good for you. The other key to sunscreen is to find something that’s broad spectrum. Broad spectrum means it protects against UVA rays which is the one that ages you, and UVB rays which is the one that burns you, and you want both of these things to be preventive.



Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 or SPF 30.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Helioplex Broad Spectrum SPF 70 or SPF 30.



And the next thing is your eyes are really key elements of your face, obviously. You want them to be framed and gorgeous and highlighted, so use a great mascara that’s going to give you length and volume. This is a great one called the Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara, it goes on and it increases the thickness of your lashes by four times and it’s also conditioning. People don’t realize that lashes are hair just like the hair on your head, and they get brittle and they break, and you don’t want that because you want your lashes to be long and luxurious, so you want a mascara that’s conditioning and this is a fantastic one.


And then lastly, the best thing you can do for yourself is get some sleep. That old cliche of beauty rest really works is when your skin recharges and renews itself, and you’ll feel better and look better and that’s what it’s all about. We want you to look awesome, feel awesome, and we want to keep it easy.”

Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us this?

Elaine D’Farley: “Well, you can go to for a lot more information. We update the site daily with lots of feel good tips and easy ways to navigate your life. You can also tweet me @ElaineDFarley, and you can share your feel good tips with me so that I can share them with our readers.”