I know we have all seen the beauty posts showing women with crazy thick brown and white streaks painted on their faces. Contouring is supposed to take our plain-jane selves and transform us into gorgeous dames with a reshaped face with high, sharp cheekbones. Psh! Who has time for all that?!
I have recently discovered a fast, easy way to get the beautiful faces that we wish for. It’s really easy, takes only a few products, and has a gorgeous result!
Strobing is the process of, instead of contouring with concealer, using a highlighter to brighten up the areas of your face where the sun would normally hit.
These are the products I normally use: a BB cream, bronzer, concealer, loose powder, gel blush, highlighter. None of these are set in stone. If you prefer a thicker foundation- use it. Or if you don’t like using bronzer- that’s ok! I tend to use drugstore products; it’s what works for me.
The before. Eh, not too shabby; I can’t really complain. What I love about BB (or CC) creams is that they even out my skin without being too thick. I love the freckles on my face and hate covering them.
I use my bronzer to lightly add color to the top outsides of my forehead, underneath my cheekbones, and to the sides and tip of my nose. Nothing too heavy- just a light dusting of color.
After the bronzer I paint on a a little bit of the concealer to the middle of my forehead, down the front of my nose and (most importantly) under my eyes. I tend to be pasty so all the bronzer and concealer does for me is add a little bit of color.
Once I have finished my entire makeup routine, I go back to my powder highlighter and stipple it onto the middle of my forehead, down the center of my nose, the apple of my chin and across my upper cheekbones. It gives a gorgeous dewy glow.
I always encourage you to play around with clothes and makeup. You may find something you love! Do you have any tips to share?