If you've been trying to shade in your nose all morning, give it a rest. There's an easier way to not look like yourself.
#MOTD @anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Wiz "Brunette" and Brow Gel Clear" Mac "Soft Brown" and "Saddle" on crease, "Brown Down" and "Deep Damson" on the outer crease @colourpopcosmetics "Birthday Girl" shadow on the lid. Mac "Nylon" shadow on tear duct @shophudabeauty "Samantha" lashes @toofaced "Better Than False Lashes Extreme" mascara. Mac "Feline" pencil on the waterline. Armani Luminous Silk foundation @anastasiabeverlyhills Cream Contor Kit and Kat Von D Powder Contour Kit to set. Mac "Peaches" blush and @anastasiabeverlyhills "So Hollywood" highlighter. Mac "Cork" lip pencil, "Peach Stock" and "Oyster Girl" lipglass #glamrezy
When I think about contouring, I think about Nicki Minaj (yes, I know that's not her in the pic above). She is the patron saint of contouring. What is contouring, you ask? It is the laborious application of make-up to create the illusion of indents, ridges, and hard lines on your face. It looks great on camera. On a good camera. In good lighting. But if someone is standing in front of you, or you get caught on the wrong end of a hard flash...
Nicki Minaj is a beautiful woman. She also really commits to artifice as part of her persona. What works for her 99% of the time isn't what works for normal women trying to make their faces into a different face. Mostly because it's difficult as hell if you don't have a personal make-up artist waiting for you in the bathroom.
Luckily, make-up geniuses have come up with the new lazy-man's contouring: strobing. I assume it's called strobing because you look like someone just flashed a ring light in your face.
Oh, it's from France? Oh la la. All you need to do to get in on this funky make-up groove is rub something shimmery on the high points of your face to make them POP.
Beautypedia! Contouring is reportedly now passé, and strobing is the new “it” beauty move. Unlike contouring, strobing seeks to bring out features using light and light alone. The technique aims to give you dewy skin and a natural lit-from-within glow. According to Alex Box, creative director of Illamsqua, “It's about using reflection on high planes and points of the face that catch the light to create spotlit areas. It's a much more forgiving way to bring focus and shape to the face.” #InMyMakeUpChairNow #MakeUpByStevenDoloso #Hair #AlexCarbonel @studiofixbyalexcarbonel #Strobing #Beauty #MakeUp #PrintAd #Campaign #2015 @iamsuperbianca
Had a quick go at #strobing and I do love me some highlighter! I think my opinion on this is yes it's great, but with me I still need to #contour aswell as I'm naturally very pale and might look too washed out. I used @muacosmetics undress your skin shimmer highlighter in iridescent gold and it's the best highlighter I've ever used #makeup #mua #makeupartist #faceart #facepaint #beauty #cosmetics #highlighter #makeupacademy #trend #cosmetic #makeuptip #karlapowellmua
Soooo, what do you think? Just a new way to look greasy? It's funny how our grandmothers were always going to powder their nose, and now it's hot to seem like you just rubbed yourself down with waterproof sunscreen, then went for a run. Oh, well. If it's less work, I'll take it.