Monday, 11 February 2013
I know, I abandoned you all when I went to The Sydney Latin Festival last weekend and I missed a post... but look!! I am making it up to you all with a two part series post, that;s right, two videos in one day!! Lol.
This two part series is all about contouring and highlighting; that is, using shades darker and lighter than your skin tone to help reshape the look of your face.
Whether you want to create cheekbones, hide a broad nose or even just get that glowing sunkissed look, contouring and highlighting holds all the secrets to attain that and more!!
I’m not going to go into a great lot of detail on the brush. Like I said in both videos, it’s more of a personal preference based on the shape of your face and the size of the features that you want to contour or highlight. I tend to prefer using an angled blush brush for my contour and a fluffier small face brush for my highlights.
I don’t have a favourite contouring product as of yet. It can be a little tricky to find a good one for a pale skin tone such as mine. Also, I do have very dry skin so I am keen to start experimenting with some cream contouring products. Let me know if you have a recommendation for me to try in the Youtube comments section =)
The first of the highlighting products that featured in this video is, Illamasqua’s pure pigment in “Furore”. This gorgeous champagne shimmer is so flattering, however, being a drier skin type, I am interested in trying out some cream based highlighters, any recommendations??
I don’t think I need rave too much about the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. I own it in both Beige and Nectar, though I do tend to reach for the Nectar more often, especially for more natural looks. While Bobbi Brown is a bit more expensive, this type of product does last a long time as you only need a small amount to create a great effect. I find this is true of most of the Bobbi Brown products I have purchased. I tend to favour spending a little bit more money on a product if I don’t need to reapply it because it means it will last me a good long while before I need to repurchase, which kind of makes the extra money worth it.