Contour like a PRO

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great Thursday and excited for Friday tomorrow!

For today’s makeup look, I decided to use a cream contour and a powder contour. Nothing too dramatic though. Just enough to get good definition in my face and the powder always helps with creating more definition after the blending as well as setting the areas where I applied the cream product.

I wanted to share some tips on how to effectively contour using cream products. Whether you want to use your fingers or a brush to apply the product, the key to using any cream product is BLENDING. You can use your fingers to pat and blend in the product, or a good synthetic brush and even a beauty sponge. I personally like to use brushes and a beauty blender. For this particular cream product, the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD concealer is fast-drying, but I like to apply it on all the contour/highlight areas of my face all at once and then blend each area instead of applying the product in the contour/highlight area, blending, and then repeating the steps for the rest of my face. So because this product is fast-drying and the way I like to apply it can cause it to dry even faster, I spritz a makeup setting spray over the areas before I blend. You can also spritz your brush or beauty sponge with the setting spray as well. They both help with blending out the product smoothly. Thank God. Otherwise, you’d definitely be having sore arms!

After the blending is complete, I go back in and re-define the contour/highlight areas with the ABH Contour Kit, blending the powders again and setting the areas where I applied the cream product. I use a powder/blending brush and duo fiber brushes to apply the powders. I know this may sound a like a full coverage, full face of makeup, but it really all depends on how much you apply the product on your face. Of course you can always build and blend to achieve the full-coverage makeup look, but you can easily achieve the natural makeup look by just lightly applying the product.

I’ll be snap chatting my look from today so let me know what you think! Snapchat: @ryulala

Ciao,

Yuri

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  • MAC Fix+
  • L.A. Girl PRO Conceal HD concealers in Creamy Beige and Toast
  • Tarte Double-ended eyeshadow brush
  • NARS Yachiyo Kabuki brush
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

 

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills 🔑 Essentials

Happy Tuesday dolls!

Here are some of my main ABH essentials I cannot do without! There are always two things I do that pair together in my makeup routine and it is contouring and highlighting. Eyebrows are definitely key to the makeup look as well as false eyelashes! I can’t rave enough about these products as they are essentials to a perfect, completed makeup look for me.

What are some of your key essentials?

 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
  • Morphe brush in M403
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter brush in A23
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown and Brow Definer in Medium Brown
  • Ardell lashes in Demi Wispies Black
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler

Happy Weekend!

Hi beauties! I had such a crazy, busy week so I’m so happy to be enjoying the weekend. I’m excited to celebrate my friend’s birthday with some good food and drinks. Today’s weather is super gloomy and we’re expecting rain Sunday. Lord knows we need it though!

I kept my makeup dewy, fresh, and contoured.. As always lol Have a fabulous weekend beautés!

Makeup details below👇🏼  

  • MAC Face & Body foundation in C4
  • NARS creamy radiant concealer in Custard
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Medium Brown + Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
  • TARTE Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette eye shadows
  • MAC pro long wear concealer in Nc25
  • Laura Mercier Loose Powder in Translucent 
  • Julep eye liner in Brown
  • L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in black 305
  • Ardell lashes in Demi Wispies black
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
  • Benefit blusher in Dandelion
  • MAC lipliner in Soar + lipstick in Faux