Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Liquid Contour Routine



This is a follow on really to the last talk through type of tutorial that I last did. Last time around I focused on using crème products to contour with. I received a lot of positive feedback on that which really was lovely to see and I am very grateful.

Now this is to help people that have a drier complexion. For me crème contouring works absolutely perfectly but as I previously said I have very normal skin so I don’t often have a problem with products staying on my face. But I did my sisters makeup the same way a while ago and even with using a thick moisturiser such as the Chanel Hydra Crème it still seemed to cling to her dry patches really badly.

So, we started again and I used liquid products to highlight and contour and it worked so much better. Let’s get started…

When I use liquid products, I like to apply the foundation first. For this I like to use something that is relatively light coverage because you are going to build on top of that and add more coverage. I used the L’Oréal True Match Foundation and really buffed it into the skin using a Morphe M439 brush. This brush really does all the work and gets the product really seamlessly into the skin. It is also really lightweight and doesn’t cling to dry patches on the skin.

For the liquid highlighter, I like to use a lightweight concealer which is thin in consistency but that offers high coverage. Because I like to use a sheer foundation this is how I add coverage back to the face and make it look perfected. My favourite to use is the Maybelline Fit Me, like I said, it is thin but highly pigmented. Absolutely perfect for this look.

I apply this highlighter on the forehead just above my eyebrows, down the nose, under the eyes in a downwards triangle, brow bone, cupids bow and chin. Then I take a damp Beauty Blender and using the pointed precision tip I blend it all in so it blends seamlessly into the skin.

For the contouring I use the same method. I take my LA Girl Pro Conceal in Beautiful Bronze, which is a few shades darker than my natural skin tone and go in all the places that I wasn’t to contour. By contouring it will give depth to the face and make them features recede backwards, giving the illusion of a slimmer face. I put the contour shade around my hairline, down the nose lightly, along the cheekbones and along the jaw line. Then taking the domed end of the Beauty Blender I go back in and blend everything out until it is barely noticeable.

Then if I feel like I need to I will go back in with the contour and build on it to make it more noticeable. Like I am sure many people have said to you, it is easier to add product than it is to take it away!




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