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2021 Best of Bite-Sized Beauty - Part 1

Another year in the books! Every week we strive to share the latest and greatest in makeup tips and trends through our Bite-Sized Beauty blog. Here are a few of the most-loved tutorials and tips from 2021. Sit back, relax, and let's reminisce together!

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4 Ways to Wear 1 Eyeshadow Duo

We love the Eyeshadow Duos for their long-lasting wear time, and the fact that creating versatile eye looks couldn’t be easier. All you need is 1 Eyeshadow Duo and you can create multiple looks. Niara shows us a few of her go-to looks in this tutorial!

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Dune Eyeshadow Duo
Dual-End Eyeshadow Brush
Champagne Highlighter
Nectar Eyeshadow Duo

How to Pack Makeup in a Carry-on

We’re sure you’ve got a packing routine on lock:
Packing cubes? Check.
Pre-planned outfits? Check.
Quart-sized bag for liquids? Check.
Not only is it important to pack travel-friendly makeup like Subtl stacks to save space, but considering the type of products you’re packing (we LOVE multi-purpose products), and pre-planning your looks will prevent you from over-packing! Pauline shares all of her best makeup packing tips to save space and protect your products in this tutorial!

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Shine Control Powder
Eyeshadow Duos
Lip + Cheek
Dual-End Eyeshadow Brush

How to Wear Bronzer 3 Different Ways

If you thought bronzer only had one purpose, think again. Bronzer is the gift that just keeps on giving… new looks that is. From a smokey brown eye, to a sharp contour, I have 3 go-to looks to serve face this summer using your favorite Subtl Beauty bronzer shades!

Brown Smokey Eye with Bronzer

Rock your bronzer as your eyeshadow base

Looking for a more natural-looking smokey eye? Using bronzer as an eyeshadow is one of our favorite tips, and this look pairs perfectly with a tan. Just a few sweeps of shadow and you'll be a total smokeshow. 

How to create this look:

  • Apply an even layer of either eye primer or Cream Concealer to the eyelids as a base — this will help your makeup stay in place even longer!
  • Using the Dual-End Eyeshadow Brush, apply a generous amount of Mocha Bronzer all over the lid.
  • Using the smaller end of the eyeshadow brush, apply the bronzer to the lower lash line to add a little extra definition.

Pro Beauty Tip: With so many bronze shades to choose from, there’s so many looks to create! Check out more of our bronzer-based eyeshadow looks! 


Contoured makeup look with bronzer

Contour your face for a jaw-defining, jaw-dropping look

Ever wake up looking a little puffy? (We're looking at you, late night drinks and salty snacks). This is a prime opportunity to break out your contour skills. Contour bring attention and definition to your face's best features, all while maintaining a bronzy glow.

How to create this look:

  • Apply either your preferred foundation or Cream Concealer all over the face.
  • Using the Stack Brush BFF, sweep bronzer lightly over the temple area, top of the forehead, and jawline.
  • For a more dramatized contour, apply a slightly darker shade to the cheeks with the same brush (Latte Bronzer is my forever go-to). Start at the temple, following along your cheekbone, blending generously.
  • Using either an eyeshadow brush or a smaller contouring brush, outline each side of the nose, blending thoroughly.
  • Using the Stack Brush BFF, apply Highlighter above your cheekbones, to the center of the nose (ball to bridge), and to the cupid's bow.

Pro Beauty Tip: When it comes to contouring, practice makes perfect, so be sure to check out our makeup tutorial on applying bronzer to help you out as you go!


Dramatic eye makeup with bronzer

Use your bronzer as the crease shade for a dramatized eye

From date night, to a night on the town with the girls, this look is always a show stopper. Using bronzer as the crease shade in a more dramatized eye look brings all eyes to you (and yours). 

How to create this look:

  • Apply eye primer or Cream Concealer to the eyelid as a base.
  • Using the Crush Eyeshadow Duo, apply the matte shade to the eyelid using the Dual-End Eyeshadow Brush.
  • Add the shimmering shade from the Dune Eyeshadow Duo overtop to get the perfect neutral tone with a pop of glimmer. 
  • Using the angled end of the eyeshadow brush, mix a dab of both Cocoa and Espresso bronzers and blend into the crease of the lid (if you're opting for eyeliner, make sure to bring it to where your wing ends to emphasize your creased shade).

Pro Beauty Tip: If you’re new to the (eyeshadow) drama, playing with colors is half the fun! To perfect the perfect crease-to-lid blending technique, check out Pauline’s makeup tutorial on how to blend eyeshadow like a pro!

Love these looks? Get to know each shade in our new bronzer collection for yourself!

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