Hey lovebugs! I have been wanting to do a beauty post for some time and after experimenting with contouring and highlighting I decided why not. I really tried doing a vlog for you guys, but my mom kept interrupting me and I just felt awkward the whole time. Plus the lighting in my room was awful, so it just wasn't in the cards. I give hella credit to the beauty vloggers!
By no means am I an expert on this, I've just been binge watching a billion Youtube videos to gain different tips and tricks on how to master this. I also wanted an easy to follow routine that would look super natural for everyday wear.
So my usual makeup routine consists of moisturizer, eye cream, primer, foundation & concealer. After this I make sure to set my makeup with the Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder.
After setting my makeup, I warm up my face with the new product Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder in dusk reflection, this works great as a light bronzer with a tiny bit of shine to it. I love the texture of it and it's so buttery!
The brushes I use to set and contour is the Real Techniques Core Collection & Setting Brush. I love how high quality these brushes are with soft bristles that aren't harsh on your skin.
My biggest suggestion is to go to Sephora and get yourself the Highlight Lowlight Face Contour Duo by Sephora. This bad boy comes in 4 different shades. I was almost put off by some of the reviews with the comments saying the highlight color was too dark and the contour color was too orange. I honestly think it's based on your skin tone and undertones, I found that the medium worked great on me and like both colors for my skin tone.
I love how the highlight really makes my skin look more awake and refreshed. The contouring side really gives a soft sculpt which is just what I need for everyday.
I topped my cheeks off with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta and to polish the look, I put on the Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick in Jam On It.
Do you contour or highlight? What products do you absolutely love, spill below!!