Marc Jacobs InstaMarc

Marc Jacobs #InstaMarc: a Powder Duo for Subtle Contouring

While everyone else in the makeup world is talking about strobing, I talk about contouringHow very typical of me! I feel like the ‘new’ trend isn’t really for me though, as I am usually strobing all over the place anyway, a couple of hours after I’ve done my makeup. Thank you, oily skin!

So, contouring… I’m actually not really one for heavy contouring, either. What I like to do, instead, is just sculpting my face softly, using powder products like Marc Jacobs #InstaMarc.

InstaMarc Subtle Contour#InstaMarc is a duo of finely milled, buttery, matte powders that blend seamlessly into the skin. The keyword here is subtle’: if you like your contour to be in perfect Kardashian style, this is definitely not the product for you. If, on the other hand, you just want to define your features in a very natural way, look no further!

I have the palette in Mirage Filter (it comes in two other shades, as well), which contains a cool-toned, medium-dark bronzer and a matte, yellow-toned highlighter. I usually sweep the brown powder under my cheekbones, on my temples and along the jawline, while I use the highlighter to set my under-eye concealer, as it does a good job at brightening up the area. To me, this is enough!

The powders also work great as eyeshadows (who doesn’t love a multitasker?!) for a super quick and easy daytime look: just apply the cream shade all over the lid and pop the brown into crease.

How do you like your contour? Full-on or natural-looking? What products do you use?

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  • Reply
    July 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I keep my contour very natural and tend to skip the strobing out of the same reason you mentioned. There is more than enough glow on my face already.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      July 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm

      Oily skin does have its pros after all: a permanent glow and fewer wrinkles (maybe)!

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    Arielle Joy
    July 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    This looks great! I’ve always wanted to try the contour look but have been scared to try something too involved. I like the idea of trying something a bit softer and this looks like a great product to try!

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      Carol in a
      July 26, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      It blends so easily that it’s practically impossible to go overboard!

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    July 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    io che ho occhiaie molto marcate andrebbe bene per illuminare?

    • Reply
      Carol in a
      July 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Se hai le occhiaie molto marcate, ti conviene prima coprirle con un correttore non troppo chiaro (se no finisci per evidenziarle anziché nasconderle), dal sottotono aranciato. Poi, se vuoi, puoi usare la polvere chiara di questo duo per fissare il correttore ed illuminare maggiormente la zona.

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    August 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I was tempted to get this, however I saw reviews on YT that it’s so dusty, as in it goes everywhere the moment you touch it with the brush. What’s your experience? Is it really that bad? I adore the shade and the packaging and it seems to give you the perfect contour with a stroke of the brush 🙂

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      Carol in a
      August 3, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      The powder is so soft and buttery that if you swirl your brush around the pan, you end up picking up way too much product and things can get a bit messy. Just press it instead of swirling it and you’ll be fine! 😉

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