Contouring for me is pretty much an everyday ritual for me..lol..all i do is trying to give more illusion on my face so it wont look too flat and have more structures. Beside, i love glowing skin with a hint of golden tan to support my olive skin complexion...
( psst..i am not a professional makeup artist, every step is based on my own experiences and my face structures..so, please for more professional contouring, google it or find other source...=) ).
Feel free to leave a comment or critics, would love to hear from you all...=)
Here are some alternatives Bronzer and highlighter products that i usually use :
Bronzer products :
Alternatives of bronzer products that i use :
3. Body shop mineral blush ( check you local body shop ) i couldn't find it in USA site.
I bought this one in Indonesia last year.
5. Too faced Chocolate soleil bronzer ( mine is in sample size at sephora.com )
I skip the NYC smooth skin bronzing face powder ones, because it gives me the fake orangey tan on my skin. No offense to Snooki and the other Jersey shore fans out there! I enjoyed watching that show and i like Snooki tho! =) But i dont want to look orange!!!But for those who has light skin, i think would look good on your skin.
Two of the best are Too faced and Benefit. Different is, Too faced Chocolate soleil is a little bit darker than Hoola Benefit. I use Hoola for the everyday use and Too faced for summer time when my skin get darker.
For the NYC Color Wheel, i use it to even my skin tone after powder.
Body shop ones, for the night out or when i feel need more glow. Love that bronzer! the shimmer is so sexy! thing is, it makes my skin oily..but still love it!!!
1. Physician Formula Mineral wear correcting bronzer ( It is actually Bronzer but i use it as a light highlighter/bronzer all at once)
2. Hard Candy Baked bronzer in Tiki
Here how i contour my face :
I have a big nose structures, so i want to make it smaller a little bit. The trick is? Contouring the side of your nose bones. The darker side will do some illusion of smaller nose and higher! =)
Dont forget your jaw line and the chin to the neck..you dont want uneven face color and neck color.
How i do highlight :
You can skip this step if you dont like highlighting, you can go for blush instead. I love highlighting because i love the glow on my face. Not too much i guess, either way you look like disco balls or oil rig ( too much highlighting makes the effect of oily face ) . To do the highlighting, focus on your cheek bones, a little bit on temple, forehead, nose bone, chin and your cupids bow ( highlighting your cupid bow gives the illusion of sexy full lips) , basically you do highlighting on anywhere that light hits your face.
The looks :
This look is going to be my everyday - February looks, soft pink lipstick and simple makeup. Back to my basic makeup : eyeliners, smokey looks and bronzer! boring!! i know, lol.. but, i will play with pinkish colors lips..just being romantic and being a girl this month...=D
This is my finding on early this month. Kate Moss collections for Rimmel London!
So far i love it. Pigmented, smells good like vanilla ( for me it does smell like vanilla ) , long lasting and so smooth on lips! super smooth!
Thanks for reading! Happy trying!