Sooooo this was one of my favorite videos EVER to film!!!
BECAUSE CONTOURING/HIGHLIGHTING IS SOOOO FUN.
And by the way, everyone’s talking about it like it JUST happened. No, no, no, contouring has been around old Hollywood forevs. Marilyn Monroe was a HUGE fan!
Seriously though, you can do whatever the hell you want with a contour brush & 5 extra minutes.
Want a smaller nose?
Bigger lower lip?
WELL THEN, MEET MY FRIENDS, CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT:
Products used (ALL OF THESE ARE MY FAVORITES!!):
Have a Composition notebook handy? Kidding. But here are a couple of notes:
1.} Don’t choose colors that are DRASTICALLY lighter or darker than your natural skin tone. Keep the shade in the family.
2.} This source states that “highlighting and contouring are two crafty li’l tricks that you can use to enhance your bone structure and make it look like you’re constantly under the most flattering movie lighting possible.” SO. On that note, make sure you’re highlighting your features!! Pick out your favorites on your face & highlight them! Invest in a contour brush too. It makes all the difference.
3.} Night > day. I like to contour & highlight during the night. The daytime is more of a Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF kinda thing in my opinion. But whatever floats your boat.
4.} Leave a little dew. I’m a fan of the dewey look. The whole powder look just isn’t me. I like a fresh face with a glow. That’s why I’m obsessed with this particular highlighter and a CREAM bronzer, not powder.
5.} BLEND. BLEND. BLEND. BLEND. You don’t want to look like AUBREY O’DAY CIRCA 2000. Let’s face it: bad contouring is an epidemic. Cough, cough every Teen Mom & Jersey Housewife ( sorry ).
What are your contour & highlight tips? Any Kim K. tips I’m missing? Share!!
Also, what do you guys want to see next?
HAPPY FRIDAY, lauryn xx
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