Contouring made easy.

I have to admit that when it comes to make-up I’m pretty lazy, which is funny because when I was much younger I had trouble leaving the house without a full face of make-up. Nowadays I wear very minimal make-up in part because I hate taking it off at night!  My routine consists of BB cream (or simply tinted moisturizer, which is great because it provides some light coverage, it’s easy to blend and generally contains SPF. I’m currently using one by Laura Mercier and a tinted moisturizer by Clinique.
LMtintedmoisturizer

cliniquetintedmoisturizer

 

 

 

I have however, been very curious about the popular technique of contouring. There seem to be many ways of doing this from very complex to simple. I prefer simple as I don’t have a lot of time to do my make-up normally. So here are 4 steps I found on Elle.com for easy contouring

What you’ll need: Two stick foundations, one two shades darker than your skin tone and one that’s two shades lighter plus your existing foundation.

Step one. Start by putting on your foudnation as usual. Then proceed to map your face with the darker stick like so. Trace your temples, the hollow of your cheek bones, outline the sides of your nose upward, your jaw bone and place one simple line under your bottom lip.

facial contouring

Step two. Blend it into your foundation. You can use your fingertips but from what I’ve seen, a beauty blender is preferable. Do not blend it all over your, use small circular motions to blend in the areas where the stick foundation is located not wandering to outside the general vicinity.

Step 3. Place the lighter foundation underneath your eyes and up toward your temples. Blend.

Step 4. Use a loose brush to blend loose powder all over your face. Translucent is recommended by most make up artists.

contouring finished product

What does your make-up routine consist of?

xo,

Hilary

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