How to: CONTOUR

Last year I posted a “how to contour” step by step, but I thought it would be great if I showed you my updated routine. Instead of using cream products (which sometimes is a little heavy and too much effort) this way is super easy and everyone can do it.

The most important part of contouring is remembering that everyone has a different face shape. For example, if you have a a larger forehead and narrow chin, you’ll want to contour your forehead and really highlight your chin so that it brings proportion to the face. Wherever you use a dark shade it creates a shadow and makes that area look defined and sculpted and wherever you want to highlight and lift you use a lighter shade.

Hope this helps and you can all give it a try!

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STEP ONE:

The most important step of contouring is to have a perfect base. Use a heavier foundation and really create a flawless finish.

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STEP TWO:

Using a very pale highlighting concealer ( I used Maybelline Instant Age Rewind) map out the areas of your face that you want to highlight and lift. I did under my eyes, nose, forehead, above my lip, chin and lower cheek.

After your blend out the concealer make sure you set with a yellow tone powder. I used banana powder from Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

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STEP THREE:

Taking a grey tone brown start blending it in the areas you want to contour and sculpt. I put it under my cheek bones, sides of my nose, temples and jaw line.

I used fawn from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

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STEP FOUR:

After your happy with your highlight and contour then add a pop of blush to your cheeks and some highlighter to the high points of your face for added effect.

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GOOD LUCK

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Glam Fall Makeup (KIM K INSPIRED)

Soo I’ve taken a summer break from blogging for many different reasons and I’m glad to confidently say I’m back for good. I will be re-designing my blog and focusing more on hair, makeup, tips and tricks and tutorials. Can’t wait to get back at it.


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Today’s pic-torial is of the makeup Kim K wore to the Givenchy show in Paris last week. I love the deep bronze colours and dewy skin so I had to do it. Thankfully my beautiful friend (should be a model) Erica volunteered her face for me and we got strait to work. This look is great for any fall occasion. Take and leave what you please.

Enjoy xo

STEP ONE

Make sure you create a flawless base for your foundation. I mixed a Chanel foundation with my Nars tinted moisturizer to enhance Erica’s glow. Taking a concealer 2 shades lighter I then contoured her face in areas I wanted to highlight.

*It ain’t no Kim K look without a good contour! I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

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STEP TWO

Taking a deep bronze colour I blended it all across her lid up to her brow bone. Keep blending and re-applying till you get your desired depth.  I then took vanilla pigment from MAC to highlight her brow bone and inner corner of her eyes.

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STEP THREE

Taking stubborn brown eyeliner from MAC I smudged it into her lower lash line and blended downwards. Since Kim is known for her glorious eyelashes I took a black liquid liner from NYX and finely lined the upper lash line right into the tear duct.

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STEP FOUR

Using Make Up Forever lashes in 157 really helped achieving thicker looking lashes. Apply a couple coats of your favourite mascara on the upper and lower lashes. *Don’t be shy with the mascara!

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STEP FIVE

To make Erica’s lips appear larger I over drew them with Stripdown lip liner from MAC and then filled in with a deep brown berry gloss.

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