Although this was my very first attempt at contouring, the outcome turned out great. Contouring is a great way to add structure to the face. For round faces like mine, it adds deminsion. I opted to use Milani press powder that was 2 shades darker than my complexion. I find that this method gives me control of the color and the press powder is quite inexpensive.
I focused on my nose, cheek area, and jaw line. Now that I have been doing for this months, I can easily replicate this look in 2-3 minutes. Adding more powder will create a more dramatic look. However, the look above is an everyday look.
Here are my steps:
1. prime with milk of magnesia apply foundation (black opal creme stick)
2. contour cheeks, jaw line and nose using a angled face brush (ELF). *tip: suck in cheeks to find the natural line of indentation*
3.set with a face powder (Ruby Kisses)
4. Apply a light peachy colored blush and add bronzer all over
I LOVE the fact that all of these products are easily accessible and inexpensive. I would suggest practicing with drug store products before splurging on higher in make up. Also, application is everything, You can buy an entire collection from MAC and walk out the house looking a mess if the products are not applied correctly.
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