While everyone else in the makeup world is talking about strobing, I talk about contouring… How 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 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?