I am absolutely obsessed with Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit for a few reasons. Growing up, every time people would meet my mother and I they would often say two things to me: 1)Wow, I can't believe that's your mom, she looks young enough to be your sister or 2) You guys look so much alike, you could be twins but your nose is way bigger. Can you believe people would say that ? I didn't mind them saying my mom looked young enough to be my sister. My mom is proof to me that if you eat right, take vitamins and supplements, you will look and feel incredibly young (mommy has been vegan for years and she looks amazing) but can you believe that since I was a kid, I've had to hear that the only difference between my mom and I, is my nose is way bigger than hers. Can we talk about the complex that gave me? My nose is probably the feature I was most insecure about during my teens. But see that's where the beauty of makeup comes along because makeup can transform those features you don't love into the features you've dreamed about without spending thousands of dollars on surgery. Contouring is one of the best things about makeup in my opinion. I've been contouring my nose and cheeks forever so I've become pretty good at it. Although funny story, one of the first times I ever contoured, I didn't know too much about makeup and didn't know how to blend well. So I basically had very visible brown lines on my nose and cheeks-kind of like this:
I walked around like that for a few hours. A lot of people were staring at me and giving me the eye, but I assumed that they thought I just looked pretty with my new contoured nose and cheeks. Turns out the joke was on me, and when I met up with girlfriend the first thing she asked me was why i had dirty brown lines all over my face! Very Embarrassing! So remember when you contour, blending is KEY!
I wish back then, Smashbox would have had their Step by Step Contour kit around. Not only does it contain a contour shade (darkest shade) a bronzer shade, a highlight shade, but it also contains the contour brush, and 2 tutorials with pics on how and where to contour and highlight your face to bring out or recede your features.
Not everyone can pick up a dark matte powder and know where and how to contour. This step by step guide (along with diagrams) along with a brush and three shades for $45.00, is great.
Here's me all contoured and highlighted up! .
What do you use to contour/highlight?
Do you contour and highight?
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