Thursday, March 03, 2011

Tutorial- Contouring Basics for a Flawless Face

Here is my second video instructing on Contouring Basics.  You can really get deep into contouring techniques, but in this video I show you quick and basic contouring and highlighting.  This can be applied for everyday, or just for special occassions.  Contouring changes your facial structure by creating an illusion using dark and light makeup. 

I had to do this in 2 parts because of YouTube time constraints.  So, sorry about that!  I hope you find this video useful!

You will need:
Concealer 2 shades lighter than your skin color
Liquid Foundation 2 shades darker than your skin color
Liquid Foundation in your normal skin color
Blush of choice
Small fluffy brush to blend concealer
Large synthetic brush for contouring
Stipeling brush for foundation
Blush and Powder brushes

Highlight the areas you want to bring out more.  Like your cheekbones.
The darker makeup will make your features receed.
You can use powder or bronzer as your contouring makeup.  But I perfer liquid because it blends more smoothly.
Use a fluffy brush to blend out concealer.  This gives a soft airbrushed look.
Do this after you have done your eye makeup so that your can "wash away" any fall out.
Put your blush on after you finish the foundation then powder to make your blush look really soft.
Use MAC's Strobe Cream where you highlighted for added luminosity.

Where to buy:
Mary Kay Concealer in Light Ivory - $12(I can order this for you at 30% off, just message me)
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in N8 -  $12 Drugstores everywhere
Makeup Forever HD Foundation in #118  - $40
MAC Dame Powder Blush - $19.50
MAC Strobe Cream - $29.50
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus $27
Paris Presents fluffy brush (concealer) - Walmart Stores $9
Other Brushes by MAC Cosmetics
Nala Ring by Guy and Eva $34

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