The Art of Cream Contouring

Hello beauties! I know it’s been a while but I had a cold that was kicking my ass and on top of that I haven’t had any downtime. But, hopefully I can get back on it!

Lately, I’ve been into cream contouring. In the past few months, all these makeup brands have been coming out with contour kits. Contouring is the thing apparently. Now, some people do take it overboard but in my opinion less is more! What I found is that cream contouring looks so much more clean and natural than using powder products to contour. I haven’t thrown powder contouring out the window but for the most part when I’m trying to look BEAT, I opt for cream contouring. So I decided to share some tips and tricks on how I contour with cream products.

What I use

Angled Kabuki Brush

Beauty Blender

NYX’s HD Concealer in Tan

MAC’s Prep + Prime Highlight in Bright Forecast

Maybelline’s FIT ME Foundation Stick in Coconut

Ben Nye Banana Powder

After I apply my foundation and do my brows, I put concealer on. I apply concealer under my eyes, on my chin & on my chin blemishes. I don’t go too crazy with highlight unless I’m going somewhere really special. So the usual highlight routine for me consists of applying MAC’s Prep + Prime highlight under my eyes, cupid’s bow and bridge of my nose. I don’t do the chin and forehead unless it’s a special occasion. I blend that out with my beauty blender and IMMEDIATELY apply Ben Nye Banana powder on those areas and let it sit.

To contour, I use the MNY FIT ME Foundation stick on the hollows of my cheeks and on my jaw. I blend it OUTWARD with my blended kabuki. If you blend it inward, it’ll look muddy. After I blend as much as I can with the brush, I blend with a damp beauty blender so it looks flawless! After that, I apply banana powder under my contour to make it more crisp looking. I let the powder sit just like I did with my under eye area.

I proceed to do my mascara and blush and let the powder just melt into my face for 10-15 minutes aka BAKE! After that, I brush off the excess powder brush. I spray some setting spray on the masterpiece and VOILA!

 

If this post was hard to follow, I pretty much do that same routine MsRoshPosh does on YouTube. I just use different products. Check it out here.

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