It's crazy what a little lighting can do, huh? Remeber when I wrote about conturing using highlighter? Well, today I want to talk about contouring using cream foundation. Because sometimes you want a matte finish. Or you hate shimmer (I don't know if we could be friends though). In this post I'll be using the RCMA foundation palette, which is a staple in my kit.
First I started with, you guessed it, Urban Decay NAKED Basics. I wanted a neutral eye, that wouldn't take away from the rest of the face. I used NYX eyeshadow base in White, followed by Venus under the brow and inner eye, and Foxy on the lid.
I then used NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk and patted Foxy on top of it.
Naked 2 in the crease, blended out with a fluffy brush
And now the fun begins! I applied my foundation using a pseudo-Beauty Blender sponge. Once that was done, I used a color 2-3 shades lighter than me to highlight my forehead, nose, lip, chin, cheekbone and middle of the cheek. Basically you want to highlight the planes of the face.
Then using a shade that is gray/neutral in tone (never reddish!), apply on the sides of the temples, nose, under the cheekbones and the jawline.
|I added a little more contrast because the lighting was too bright.|
And then BLEND, BLEND, BLEND! You are now ready to practice Blue Steel - not that I do that...
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