Last year i have discovered the wonders of contouring and became addicted to Anastasia’s products: the brow and contour palettes have changed my makeup life. I made a little CultBeauty order just a day before going into labor, i was felling so fed up that i needed a treat. And what a treat it was coming home with a lovely new baby and to new makeup.
I didn’t necessarily need to get the cream contour version as i already have the powder one and a few other versions from Smashbox (the contour pencils are great for nose contouring and for traveling). I was browsing the CultBeauty site as i had 15% off discount for my birthday, came across the Anastasia section and got sucked in by the YouTube tutorials on cream contouring. The before and after were staggering, so i decided i wanted to sculpt that baby fat out of my face.
For the cream contour – i got the Light version – i use a travel size Laura Mercier foundation brush, the tip is narrow and firm ideal for sculpting perfect cheekbones. I create a shadow under my cheeks, jawline and temples with Light Sculpt, warm up my forehead with Java and brighten my under eye with Fair or Banana, depending on the state of my dark circles. Using a Beauty Blender i melt away any harsh lines and blend the shading into my foundation. If im feeling fancy i just add some of the Powder Contour to top it out and highlight.
A touch of blush and my face already looks slimmer and more chiseled. Or at least that’s what im telling myself!