Ever since my sister first plucked and filled my eyebrows at the age of 15 I have developed a love for makeup and exploring different trends.
While the art of contouring* has been around for a few years and made ultra popular by the make up artists and the Kardashians, I have never really given it a try… until last night.
I was overcome with the urge to make myself a contouring queen and before I knew it I had watched three separate tutorials and found myself at CVS purchasing makeup I had never heard. The cashier ringing me up shared my grimace as the dollars racked up just over the triple digits! I said a prayer that this would all turn out and reminded myself that makeup is an investment. Right?
Here was my haul:
All together I had purchased the following:
Revlon Photo Ready Concealer: Fair: HERE
Revlon Highlighting Palette: Bronze Glow
It included two lip liners, eye liner, lip gloss, mineral powder, and chapstick.
Here is a picture of me sans makeup for reference. Ignore the bee-hive up do – I needed the hair out of my face and threw it into a clip:
I first applied the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation to my face and got to work on my dark contour lines. I was disappointed that the Covergirl Fix Stick Concealer wasn’t as dark as in the videos I had seen. If you look closely you can see the line along my cheek bone and on the side of my nose:
One thing I learned quickly – make sure that you are putting this makeup on with a consistent source of natural light! My contouring adventure began around 7:30pm last night and I was losing daylight so it became hard to judge how much of which cream/powder to apply.
I blended the highlights into my face and then went over it entirely with my foundation brush to ensure there weren’t any harsh distinctions:
Overall I was pleased with the techniques and went into the bathroom to finish my lips and eyes to get the total effect. Here is the big reveal: