Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring 2009 is all about a Countour Face & bright bold Lips!!

Posted by BeautyGUMBO at 3:58 AM

Spring 2009 Makeup: Highlights & Contours

Contoured skin is in! Lately beauty brands have been creating palettes and products that make it easier than ever to feign perfect cheekbones, a svelter nose, and a deeper eye crease for your next makeup look.

You can buy contouring/highlighting products separately or in palette form. When searching for a contour shade, I recommend purchasing a matte brown eyeshadow that is two shades darker than your skin tone. This way you can get multiple uses of one product and save money.

Suggested Products


Fair skin: Use a bit of shimmer eyeshadow that is close to or lighter than your skin tone

Dark skin: Black Radiance Velvet & Glow in Modern Glamour
Fair skin: Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in Natural

Dark skin: Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in Bronze

Contour shade
Fair skin: L’Oreal Eyeshadow in Smooth Latte

Dark skin: Revlon Matte Eyeshadow in Rich Sable
Fair skin: MAC Eyeshadow in Wedge

Dark Skin: MAC Eyeshadow in Mystery

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Face Sculpting Trio
Stila Contouring Trio (Checkout beautycrunch for sales on this one)

How to Contour Your Face with Makeup
First, prep your cleansed, moisturized, and primed face by applying concealer and foundation.

Contouring and highlighting your cheeks: Find the hollows of your cheeks (by sucking in) and apply the dark shadow shade into those contours of your cheeks with a soft blush brush. Take your favorite blush (a sheer coral or berry shade is recommended) and apply that to the apples of your cheeks. Use a large powder brush or a kabuki brush to softly blend both your blush and contour shades together. Apply a highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, blending back toward the outer edge of your eye area.

Contouring your nose: Using a soft eyeshadow brush, take up your dark shadow shade and run it lightly down the sides of your nose starting from your eyebrows. These faint lines should not be too thick. Blend well.

Contouring and highlighting your eyes: Using a soft eyeshadow brush, apply your contour shade in sweeping motions across your eye crease to contour your eyes. Apply highlighter to your browbone and the inner corners of your eyes for a brightening effect.


1xellus1 on March 12, 2009 at 2:31 PM said...

awesome post! love contouring. to quote Candice "trinicandy223" from YT.."A Diva needs to contour!" LOL
thanks for sharing Pink!

Beauty Gumbo more than just makeup on March 13, 2009 at 12:52 AM said...

I miss her dont you?


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