Bronzer vs Contour: All You Need to Know
Every makeup pro needs to know the difference between bronzer and contour, especially in a world where a lot of makeup users seem to confuse the two terms. This bronzer vs contour 101 will explain how to use each product, and demonstrate the different effects each product gives. I have an oval face shape, so the exact techniques I use might need to be customised to suit your face The Difference Between Bronzer and Contour Bronzers are warm-toned cream and powder products that are used on the perimeters of the face and along the cheekbones to create softly defined, warm makeup looks. Contours, on the other hand, are cool-toned cream and powder products that are used in focused areas around the face to create a strongly defined, sculpted makeup look. The differences extend into how and where you apply each product on the face. Bronzers are best applied to the chin, the temples, the forehead, and along the cheeks. My best technique is to use a makeup brush to create a guideline from the top of your ear to the apple of your cheek. You can apply the bronzer softly along this line to lift the cheeks and add colour to the face, making you look bright and healthy. For your visual guide, see the picture of me holding the makeup brush! You can take this guideline and use it slightly differently to create a contoured look as well. Instead of following this line direcly, like you do with bronzer, you will instead apply contour underneath this line, and not take it onto the apples of the cheeks. Using contour from the middle of the ear to just behind the apples of the cheeks will simulate a natural shadow, and create a more hollowed out appearance of the cheek. This is great for highlighting your natural facial features and emphasising where the light hits your face, and creates defining shadows. You can see that my cheeks appear more defined, and the contour product creates a shadow effect, a different effect compared to the colourful glow of the bronzer. You can emphasise your contour by applying a shimmery highlighter to the high points of your face. Products I Used for Bronzer vs Contour For this demonstration, I used my current favourite drugstore palette, the Revlon Sculpt + Highlight Contour Kit, in Light/Medium. At around AUD$13, this palette is super affordable and accessible at most drugstores, and online. It has a matte, banana yellow shade for highlighting the undereyes; a light, metallic champagne shade for highlighting the high points of the face; a warm-toned matte brown shade for bronzing; and a cool-toned matte brown shade for contouring. I recently bought this product, and it is super for fair to light skin tones, and is user-friendly for beginners. I find it best to use with a dense face brush. The powder of the palette is soft and fairly creamy for a drugstore product. I recommend this product for beginners, travelling people (great compact size), and all-round makeup lovers.
Bronzer VS Contour
Bronzer and Contour
How to use bronzer
Bronzer VS Blush | 🦋ABG makeup look🦋
To get things started, we have to keep the differences between bronzer and blush in mind: "Bronzer is basically blush, but blush is not bronzer." Blush should be used to add warmth to the cheeks, while bronzer is used specifically to make you look tan. In a nutshell, blush is used to add a flush of color to the cheeks, while bronzer is intended to make the skin look sun-kissed or tan.✨ As a result, blush tends to come in variations of pink (sometimes with peach or plum undertones), where bronzer is typically brown or gold in color. 🦋 How they applied Blush is made to be applied directly to the apples of the cheeks and cheekbones. Bronzer can be applied both to the cheekbones and brow, jawline, and other contours of the face and décolletage. 🦋 Mood and Occasion If you’re going for a natural look, bronzer can add a hint of color and definition. Bronzer is perfect for casual weekend events, as well as more made-up evening looks, particularly those that include contouring. Blush can add a touch of softer, flushed color and is also great for daywear, but use it sparingly—blushes are often very pigmented and can go on heavy if you're not careful. Whichever you choose, keep in mind that less is more, and be sure to keep the color (whether pink or bronze) within range of your natural skin tone. Now that we’ve gone over the difference between bronzer and blush, hopefully you won’t be staring at your makeup bag in confusion any longer about which to wear. So for today’s ABG makeup look, I applied bronzer to make my chin look more strong and the face look slimmer. 🦋 Product details: PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer Best-selling bronzers in the mass market! I’ve bought this product with $14.95, it comes in an adorable tropical-looking compact complete with palm trees and bright colors on it. As soon as you open the top, you can catch a whiff of the buttery goodness going on in there. It smells like Butter Cookies or close to that. The product pan is beautiful and is shaped like sea waves. 🦋 Color: Oohhh!!! The color!!! This bronzer has the perfect bronze-y gold shade with peach undertones for adding the correct amount of warmth and glow to the face. This is certainly not a contouring powder, but the color is best suited for adding some glow and warmth to the skin on a daily basis. 🦋 Texture: It feels very silky and buttery to the touch, like almost creamy! It also contains soft-focus pigments and ultra-refined pearl that gives a glow that looks so beautiful. This bronzer by no means contains chunky shimmer or glitter, has the correct amount of finely-milled shiny powder with a bronze-y glow. 🦋 Longevity: The bronzer does have considerable longevity and does stay on the face for about 6-7 hours which is incredible! I do set my face with a setting spray or a face mist and it does increase the longevity of this product. Anyway, ABG makeup look check!!
PHYSICIANS FORMULA-Murumuru Butter Bronzer
My Go-To Pallet gives you a Kim K-worthy contour
Who doesn't enjoy convenience? We're human. We love convenience in all shapes and sizes. Why do you think delivery apps are skyrocketing in popularity? While I love a good meal delivered to my front door, I can also appreciate an all-in-one makeup pallet. My Go-To All-In-One Face Pallet: The Kevyn Aucoin Art of Sculpting + Defining pallet is my #1 choice for a natural everyday pallet that gets the job done fast. I find myself reaching for this pallet when I know I don't have much time to spend on my day's makeup. The pallet retails for $59. Is It Worth It? For me, the creme de la creme of face pallets is the 'The Contour Book Volume II' by Keyin Aucoin. As a longtime fan of his Sculpting Powder, which gives you a Kim K-worthy contour, this pallet comes with my beloved chiseling power and a cream version, highlighters, and four eyeshadows. Altogether, you get a total of eight pans. Naturally, the face products are larger than the eyeshadows. I love almost everything in this pallet. I'm personally not the biggest eyeshadow person, so I use the shadows as an inner corner highlight instead! Plus, the darker eyeshadow shade can double as a brow powder for me. It comes with a huge mirror, too, making great for travel or minor touch-ups. There's also a handy guide that teaches you how to sculpt your cheekbones out and use the eyeshadows to naturally shape and define the eyes. Tip: I love layering the Candlelight Cream and Candlelight Powder. The subtle shimmer in the powder really makes the cream highlight pop. Plus, it makes it last longer! Final Thoughts: I love this pallet, and I ultimately think it's worth it. If not for anything else, I continue to buy this pallet for the Sculpting Powder alone. It's seriously THE BEST contour powder I've ever used.
KEVYN AUCOIN-The Contour Book: The Art of Sculpting & Defining Vol. 2
My fav face palette, brings me the perfect look
This is my favourite full-face palette: Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette from Hourglass. I know how hourglass is famous for its highlighters but let me tell you, although this palette looks like containing three highlighters, this is not a simple highlighter! I bought this after reading tons of positive reviews online and it really doesn’t let me down. What does it have: Absolute strobe light Pure strobe light Lucent strobe light How to use them: This is not only a highlighter, as I said. And since I love the glow so much, I have explored multiple ways to corporate this palette into my makeup and this is amazing how this always looks good at almost every place on my face lol. Here’s a detailed guidance. I use the first powder as an all over powder. It can blot down shininess and never looks like you powdered your face. People always say that they can’t see the “product” on my face and I guess that’s why this palette has the name because it’s ambient! The powders are meant to give your skin a natural-glow-within type of look. I use the powder in the middle as a highlighter, especially good for the under-eye area. And since it is the most glowing one in this palette, I’ve also tried to use it as a shimmer to apply on the corner of the eye, which really compliments almost every eye look. And for the final powder, the darkest shade, I use it to accentuate my contour or bronzer. I would also use all the 3 to apply all over my face. My thoughts on this product: I know many brands have their own face palette. The reason I opted for this one is that I am so drawn into the nice subtle glow of these three powders. It’s really hard to describe: It’s not shimmery or metallic-y. I hope the pictures could let you have a sense of it. It is sold at $64 at Sephora. I know it’s little pricy and I do believe you can purchase a similar product for a lot less but, personally, it’s definitely a staple in my makeup collection and I don’t regret buying it at all!
HOURGLASS-Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette
Welcome to my page! 💋
Hi guys! My name is Cassandra and I am new to this app. I’ve been playing with makeup for 12 years now. I guess you can say I’m a pro at this point lol. Feel free to leave me any makeup recommendations 😘 Listed below are the products I’m wearing: URBAN DECAY - Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion COLOURPOP - Strawberry shake shadow palette wet n wild - Mega Length Mascara EYLURE - ProMagnetic Magnetic Eyeliner & Lash System e.l.f. - Matte Putty Primer MAYBELLINE - Dream Urban Cover Foundation SPF 50 MAYBELLINE - Super Stay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer e.l.f. - 16HR Camo Concealer MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder e.l.f. - Instant Lift Brow Pencil e.l.f. - Primer-Infused Bronzer MILANI - Rose Powder Blush MAKEUP OBSESSION - Makeup Obsession Highlighter L'ORÉAL - Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner MAYBELLINE - Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick wet n wild - Photo Focus Setting Spray
e.l.f.-16HR Camo Concealer
e.l.f. - 16HR Camo Concealer By far the best drugstore concealer I have used. This is for sure a shape tape dupe. Full coverage and lasts throughout the whole day. bellápierre COSMETICS - Banana Setting Powder I love this setting powder. Helps hold my makeup in place and doesn’t leave my makeup looking dry or cakey. COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighter This highlighter is SO pigmented. I personally prefer a liquid highlighter but this one works so well with my skin and makeup looks. I always put this in the corner of my eyes for a little pop and to brighten them. MILANI - Rose Powder Blush I think I’ve found my perfect blush. This stuff is amazing you guys. It’s so pigmented and goes on so well. A few swipes and you’re good to go. I also used this as an eyeshadow for this look. This is in the Coral shade also shown on another one of my posts REVLON - Ultra HD Matte Lip Color I LOVE THIS STUFF. I have so many lip products and this is one I use everyday for a natural pink lip. It stays on pretty well, but I usually have to apply a little more after I eat. A cheap drugstore lippie but so good.
COLOURPOP- Super Shock Highlighter
How to contour a round face: here’s my secret😬
Being a round face, I kinda enjoy people’s compliments of how I usually look cute and young. But it is an obstacle when I wanna try out some mature and sexy style. So at this time, contouring powders and technique are there to help me out. Today I want to share with you how I usually contour my round face to make it appear a little longer and slimmer. These are my tricks to adding definition of my face features. · What I will use: ◇ Bronzer: hoola from Benefit ◇ Highlighter: liquid highlighter in the shade “Champagne pop” from Becca ◇ Blush: Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette in the shade “Adore” from Jouer Cosmetics · Steps of contouring the face: 1. The first step is to emphasize your cheekbones since I believe most round-face girls are bothered by soft and rounded features on their faces. To achieve that, you want to first suck in your cheeks in the mirror to find the right area to start applying the bronzer powder with the brush it comes with. 2. Another place to use bronzer is where around your temples. Narrowing these two sides will make your face visually slimmer. Just use your brush to draw a “C” shape on both sides. 3. Next, use you finger to apply the liquid highlighter in three areas: under-eye area, the middle part of your forehead and also your chin. 4. And here comes the blush: use the blush to connect the areas of bronzer and highlighter and make sure they are blended out in a natural way. It would be a good idea to dab a little of the product on your chin. 5. Finally, it would be better if you could use a large face powder brush to blend all the products on your face to make sure there are no clear boundaries. · Some more tips: As you can see from my swatch, my chosen products are rather in the same undertone of golden and yellowish color. In this way they look more harmonious when used together. If you somehow use too much product, you could always save it by applying enough face powder to blend!
Jouer-Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette
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