I’m all for that contour ladies! When done correctly, contouring really can make such a difference in your face shape. I started contouring a few years ago and am addicted now. The key to contouring is blend, blend and blend! I love to contour but still like it to look natural too. I own several different items in the contouring department but these are my go to’s!
The YSL touche éclat (in shade 2 Luminous Ivory) is a staple in my makeup drawer. I use it as a base to start with and put it down the bridge of my nose and tops of my cheeks. I then use the highlight from THIS Charlotte Tilbury set (my favorite highlighter EVER) and go over top of the bridge of my nose and tops of my cheeks again.
I really like a cream contour stick. They are so much easier to use and THIS ONE by Bobbi Brown is great! I use the stick as a base and go down the sides of my nose, hollows of my cheeks and temple/hair line. This stick has a bit of warmth to it which is perfect for creating that Spring time warmth/glow to your face. After wards I will go over all the places I used my cream contour stick and set it with powder contour like THIS ONE from Anastasia. The kit is amazing and I love the variety of colors and that it has. There is also a yellow setting powder for under eye circles as well. I also just stumbled upon THIS Cream contour palette and it totally caught my eye.
For Spring I like to get a little more playful with color. I swap out my standard black mascara for This Burgundy One from YSL. The plum color makes my eyes pop and I like that this shade is more of a natural color purple vs some of the really vibrant color mascara I have seen out there.
As for eyeshadows pretty much 75% of mine are from Mac. The colors and quality always have me going back for more. My favorite combo for Spring are these three colors… All the Glitters (on the lid), Saddle in the crease and Swiss Chocolate on the over V and lower lash line. It’s a classic and subtle combo that is my go to for any special occasion. I also have my eye on this gorgeous palette!
and lastly you girls have heard me rave about THIS CONCEALER before but it’s my favorite! I use it in the color Ocre. As someone with serious dark circles under my eyes this stuff is worth every penny in my opinion. I also use THIS ONE from Mac (in NW25) which is a little more budget friendly for under $20.
On another note I have been seeing color corrector palettes everywhere lately! Have you girls used them and have any you recommend?! I have my eye on THIS ONE and heard it got great reviews!
I hope this was helpful for you ladies and as always I LOVE to know what your makeup staples are!