Contour or bronzer?
Every beginner in the makeup world has asked at least once, wich one do i use? Are they the same? Considering all the similar products there are within both categories, it is normal to be confused and have difficulty to distinguish them at first. The difference is in the undertones. Actually, we have to look at whether the product in our hands pulls more grayish or more towards orange or pink. If it is the first, this product will serve to contour because the very purpose of this technique is to create shadows (and the shadows are usually gray). A shadow throwing orange will leave that category to become “light”. Therefore, the bronzer must be warm, it can even have flashes or shimmer particles (which cannot under any circumstances have the contour product). But its very important to know your face shape, so you know where to put your contour and bronzer to get the desired figure. I have a round face. That means that my contour is going to be placed where my ear is to the height of my nose, following my original bone structure. That way, i can give the ilusion of a snatched face. The contouring technique helps to sculpt the face to our liking. That is, shadow in strategic areas to raise cheekbones, slim the nose and narrow the forehead. Since what we are trying to do is create shadows that do not exist, we have to be logical and think that the color of the shadows is grayish and cold, so this is going to be the undertone of our contouring product. The bronzer is applied to the cheeks, on top of the cheekbone, by the forehead, nose and chin. You will remember much better where to put it when you think where the sun hits directly on your face, because that's where you tan, and where the fake tan should go. On the other hand, the contour goes below the cheekbone with a much finite and more precise brush, which will also serve to narrow the nose on both sides of the septum and to shrink the forehead by putting a little on the edges of the temples. What you can see in the pictures: In the first one you can see i applied a very warm bronzer. It gives a little volume to my face but does not shape it. In the second one you can see how i apply my contour and in the third one how it looks when blended. Its obvious that the shape of my face is very defined. And the fourth picture you can see both techniques applied with a day makeup look. Personally, i use a contour stick by the brand KiKo. I like it because its a very good shade for winter and summer. And the size is very good for the price point.KIKO - Face Contour Stick Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour
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How to: NOT Cover-Up Your Freckles
When I was little my mom used to tell me my freckles were angel kisses or they were stars of the night sky that sparkle on my cheeks. That being said, I don’t want to cover them up. Here are my tips & tricks ☀️ Start off with SPF. This goes for everyone, but those with fair-skin and freckles are subsuptible to sun damage. I recommend Supergoop! - Glowscreen Sunscreen SPF 40 ☀️ Use a light, but buildable foundation ☀️☀️☀️ Do not apply foundation fo areas with lots of freckles. For me this is my nose and under my eyes. I will blend the foundation into these areas. If the only foundation you own is full coverage try mixing half foundation and half moisturizer to sheer it out☀️☀️☀️ FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Stick Foundation I use the shade Beige ☀️ Use precision when concealing. Don’t be generous with your concealer. Use it to spot treat areas without covering up clear-skin around it. e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer (SHAPE TAPE DUPE!!!) ☀️ Blush & Bronzer. Blush will not hide, but give your skin and freckles a healthy glow. I like to use cream blushes because they are easy to build. Beware with bronzer not to use too heavy of a product that will blend the freckles into one. Use a fluffy brush to prevent this. benefit - Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set ☀️Highlight never hurt nobody @cherie @CheriePick
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!
☾ Glossier Glitter Gelee ☆
I absolutely love this product!! I only wear it for special occasions and it’s very easy to apply. This specific color is called “Firewalk”. Sorry if it’s hard to see through the photos, the lighting could’ve been done better. Glossier. - Glitter Gelée
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.
My stay-at-home simple makeup
The past few months have mostly consisted of me lounging around bare-faced in my pajamas, embracing the comfort of staying safe at home. While I love this cozy feeling, I’ve noticed how quickly I can start to feel discouraged and unmotivated after too many days in a row of neglecting my skincare and makeup routines. My favorite thing about makeup and beauty rituals during these crazy times is how soothing and truly uplifting they can be. Whenever I find myself in a particularly sad mood, the self confidence boost I get just from applying a little bit of lip gloss or filling in my eyebrows helps set the tone for a happier day. It becomes less about my physical appearance and more about the act of taking care of myself and expressing self-love. Whether it’s for Zoom meetings or just for myself, I have a newfound appreciation for just taking a few minutes out of the day to apply some simple makeup and reap the mood enhancing benefits that come along with it! This is my current routine and my essentials for the days when I just want to look a little more put together and give myself that mid-week pick-me-up but still embrace a natural look. 👁 CONCEALER MAYBELLINE - Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer I’ve been sleeping a lot more these days but I can’t seem to get rid of dark circles without my go-to concealer. I love the Maybelline Instant Anti Age Eraser Concealer because of the fun sponge-tip applicator and how smoothly it applies. I’ve been using and repurchasing this one for years and I’m fully obsessed. ✍🏻 EYEBROW PENCIL ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz I am in a committed relationship with this eyebrow pencil. I have repurchased this one time and time again and my loyalty to it is unwavering. I use the shade “Medium Brown!” 💕 BLUSH 3. Kaja - Mochi Pop Bouncy Blush I love blush so much and I can’t believe there was a time I didn’t use it. There’s something about having that flushed, pink complexion that I adore and I really think it makes me look more alive on the days when I feel particularly drained. I’m currently using this really cute heart blush from Kaja that bounces and I’m enjoying it so far! I usually prefer powdered blushes though because then I have full control when applying with a brush and can go a bit overboard and even bring the blush onto my nose— because there is no such thing as too much blush in my book. On the days when I’m feeling like doing a little more, I’ll also use powder, highlighter, and sometimes eyeliner! I’m grateful to have these three products that allow me to feel and look a little more put together in 5 minutes, but I’m also grateful for staying safe at home and lazing around in my cozy, naked face splendor too. ♥️
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Glowy natural no makeup look! You need this!
I love a natural makeup look but finding a face product that gives coverage without looking cakey and looking too overdone is difficult. My inspiration for this makeup look is simply a form of habit, I do looks like this all the time. I’m my own inspiration 🙂 I was so happy to get QMS MEDICOSMETICS - Active Glow Tinted Day Cream in my boxycharm this month. It is a tinted moisturizer that gives a subtle sheen but it is not dewy, oily, sticky, anything. I didn’t need to set it at all. I love this product! You need it! Also used my tried and true mascara ILIA - Limitless Lash Mascara I’ve raves about this countless times on my page. It’s simply the best. For blush I used a peachy color HOURGLASS - Ambient Lighting Blush in the shade dim diffusion. This is an absolutely gorgeous blush. So natural looking and gives you a beautiful “flush.” Lastly I used ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Clear Brow Gel to set my brow hairs up and make them a little bushier. This gel actually works really well to keep the hairs in place! 💋🤍 #cheriepartner
QMS MEDICOSMETICS-Active Glow Tinted Day Cream
5 MIN GO-TO EYE LOOK✨ #CheriePartner
Some days I value sleep over getting ready but that doesn’t mean I have to opt for no makeup. Here is a simple eye look I create on those days where I am rushing/running late. The best part is it is travel friendly as it doesn’t require an additional eyeshadow pallet— just bronzers as the eyeshadow. To create: (Follow along with video) Products: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY - O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan this product is the perfect contour shade for myself as it is a cool neutral tone. It contours the crease subtly. benefit - Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set (in caramel). This product is a smooth and buttery formula that blends out the eye makeup with adding a touch of warmth back in. URBAN DECAY - Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body I LOVE THIS HIGHLIGHTER!! It is extra shimmery adding so much sparkle to any look. Also there is no fallout which is a plus. L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascarathis mascara does a good job at adding length and separating the lashes for a voluminous effect. I do not experience clumping with this product. What kind of makeup looks do you go for when you are short on time? Eyeshadow, liner etc⬇️⬇️ Song: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JogC15PvayM
benefit-Hoola Bronzer Bash Value Set
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