I wanted to talk in this post about two of the key products in my contour routine.
First we have our cream stage which I am using the Stila Shape and Shade Customer Contour Duo in Light. This can be found at your local Shoppers Drug Mart that carries Stila, or at Sephora and retails for $52 CND.
After applying my foundation and blending the edges in with the cream contour, I powder my face with a loose powder and move on to the powder contour stage. You can obviously select only one of these steps or both, depending on the effect that you want.
For the powder, my favourite by far is the Smashbox Contour Kit in Light-Medium. Obviously the highlighters in both products isn't really a major highlight for me because I am so fair. I still love the texture of the highlighter, and I sometimes just go in with a shimmer. You can also find this at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations & Sephora locations. It retails for $50 CND.
Smashbox Contour Kit in Light to Medium - The packaging is lovely, I have a love/hate with how the mirror is taken up partially by a picto-gram. I get the importance, but once you start using it often, there is no point to having it IMO! I do think that a lot of thought went into this and it really shows. They where smart and put an actual contour shade in, then also have a bronze/warm shade and the highlight. Most people are confused with what to do about the bronze shade. Basically you wouldn't have a smokey eye with just black and white, you would have a middle shade in order to have a good blend and transition. That is basically what the bronzer colour is for, it is meant to go in between where you apply your contour and where you apply your highlight. This kit also comes with the brush, now it is a pretty decent brush all things considered. However I do prefer to apply with a fan brush, cause I am fancy like that.
How do you apply your contour? Do you even bother, or do you think it's too many steps? I personally don't use it everyday, only full-face required days :P
Until next time!