Monday, February 24, 2014

Cream Contouring and Highlighting Routine

Hey Dolls!
My last post was my everyday foundation, contouring, and highlighting routine. So, I only thought it would be right for me to do my cream contour and highlight routine. This routine is heavier and more long lasting than my everyday highlight and contour routine. I usually use this routine when I want to be flawless for pictures, prom, etc, etc. Most of the products I'm using can be found in the drugstore. I will leave links to each product at the end so the products are easy to find. With all that said... Let's get started!

Let's begin with face preparation...
  1. After washing and toning my face I apply my moisturizer. Which is the Clean and Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Treatment.
  2. After adding moisture back into my skin I am now ready to prime. So to primer I use two L'Oreal products. First I apply my Youth Code Pore Vanisher and second I apply my Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother.
  3. I allow these products to sit on my skin for about ten minutes so they can be absorbed.
On to highlighting and contouring...
  1.  To highlight I use a medium sized soft dome brush  to blend Gariner Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium/Deep and L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Fawn under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, in the middle of my forehead, and on my chin.
  2. To contour I use KleanColor Skin-Deep Lightweight Stick Foundation in Rich Cocoa. I apply this product to the hollows of my cheeks, my jawline, the sides of my nose, the outer portions of my forehead,  and under my bottom lip.  
  3. Using my Revlon ColorStay (Combo/oily skin) in Cappuccino and Costal Scents buffing brush I blend out my highlight and contour. I slowly and softly brush the foundation over each side of my face to softly blend in my highlight and contour. 
  4. To set the contour I use Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in 360 Mocha. I simply go over all the areas I contoured. This step will help intensify the contour as well as set it so it last.
  5. To set my highlight I use a light brown presses powder. I go over the areas I highlighted previously. Again to intensify and create a lasting highlight.  
That is my simple, and easy cream contour and highlighting routine. This routine takes me less than twenty minutes and usually comes at the end of my makeup process.
The setting of the cream products is only needed if you are oily like myself or want to intensify the highlight and/or contour. (This step is optional.)
The following are links to products mentioned above.
Hope this post was helpful! Thanks for checking out my blog!
-Makeup Junkie

My current everyday foundation, highlighting, and contouring routine

Hey Dolls,

   My love for face make-up is crazy. Therefore, my foundation routine is ever changing. With that being said Today's blog post is going to be my everyday foundation routine. So, let's get started!

   Let's start off with my skin preparation...

  • I don't moisturize my skin with hydrating products due to the oil slick I call my face being well... oily. So, instead I use the Clean and Clear oil control treatment.

  • Then, I apply my L'Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher to help minimize the look of my pores.

  • Lastly, I apply my L'Oreal Miracle Blur to help reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines.

  • I will allow five minutes for each product to settle into my skin. 

  Now to foundation...

  • I wet my beauty blending sponge.

  • I proceed to apply my primer, which currently is the Covergirl Tru Magic Skin Protector Balm.

  • As I allow my face primer to settle I apply my eye primer, which is Urban Decay's Primer Potion in the color Eden. It's a yellow-ish matte primer.

  • Again I allow the primers time to settle. 

  • My foundation is the Revlon Color Stay for Combo/ Oily skin in 410 Cappuccino. I apply it on my face in dots to evenly disperse the product. (BTW: it dries fast so work in sections.) 

  • Using my damp sponge I will stipple the foundation into a thin layer over my skin. Avoiding my eyebrow area because my eyebrows are usually already done.

  • If necessary I will apply an extra layer of foundation and/or concealer to cover any blemishes. Though I do have some hyper-pigmentation and acne one thin layer of foundation generally covers everything. Sometimes if I want more coverage I will use a flat top foundation brush instead of more product.

  • Then I apply a thin layer of my Clinique Blended Face Powder. It's a tinted translucent loose powder.   

   Onto highlighting...

  • Due to my oiliness I usually stick to a shimmer free highlight. So I use a concealer 2-3 shades lighter than me with an orangey tone to highlight. The orange will conceal any blueness that maybe under my eyes. I apply this concealer to my under eyes, my cupid's bow, chin, jaw line, bridge of nose, forehead, and sides of my nose.

  • With the pointed side of my make-up blending sponge I blend out the concealer.

  • I set my highlight with a pointed blush brush and a light brown powder.

  Time to sculpt those cheeks...

  • To add cheekbones to my chubby face I apply contour with Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in the color 360 Mocha.

  • I further contour my features by applying powder to my hairline, on my jawline, sides of my nose, and under my bottom lip.

  • Remember to blend with a large powder brush.

   To add life back into my face...

  • I generally apply a peach, orange, golden, or bronze blush to my to revive my face.

   To put the icing on the cake...

  • To set the powdery finish of your make-up and to give your make-up lasting powder use a mattifying make-up setting spray. I usually use the Urban Decay De-Slick or the NYX matte setting spray.

Well, that's my everyday foundation, highlighting and contouring routine. Its nothing fancy or special about it. It lasts me a day. Though I blot 2-4 times a day. Its only because I am an oil slick. This routine is fast, it only takes me ten to fifteen minutes. So for anyone who doesn't want to spend an hour doing their makeup this foundation look is for you. Hopefully this helps my oily skinned girls especially! If you have dry skin I would use less powder and a dewy foundation and/ or setting spray to prevent your make-up from clinging to your dry skin.
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                                                                                                                  -The Make-up Junkie