Ever wished you could order Kate Moss worthy cheekbones? Kevyn Aucoin has made your dreams come true. As a makeup artist he was able to transform faces like no other and made people look at their very best. His philosophy was to enhance natural beauty without layers of product. His Sculpting Powder gives you a perfect idea of his philosophy behind his makeup line.
Like most of us I never was a contour pro but apparently I just never had the right tools at hand. I’m guilty of using blushes and bronzers as contouring product. In case you are fair-toned as I am, it’s just not done. Why? The most common issue that occurs while contouring: wrong colour shade. It’s either too orange or too muddy. And often there is some shimmer included too. The main reason why they are not contour-approved is because they are actually made to bring light to the face in the areas you apply them. It’s just the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve while contouring.
Meet my cheek’s BFF: It comes in one shade only, but one fits all. It has the perfect colour: a matte cool-toned brown with grey undertones. No red undertones to be seen. Cool-toned browns are often too muddy, but not with this one. Especially due to its soft and silky texture which is a dream to blend. It’s hard to overdo with this one. Now we have discussed its shade and texture, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Armed with the right tool (Realtechniques – Contour Brush) you will be able to cast a natural shadow under your cheeks. It shapes your face be-au-ti-fully. Not only your cheeks but also your eyes and nose: take a blending brush (MAC – 217 brush) to create a natural shadow to give more definition to your face where needed.
A make-up bag essential that comes with a hefty price tag. I was pretty shocked at the small amount of product you get but once applied to the face … it was all sudden history. After just one application I could not stop and stare, ah-mazed.