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*Before we start today's post I just want to say thank you so much to the people who reached out via email and social media regarding my jaw pain I snapped about. I so appreciate this community and all the love and support for one another. Thank you so much. I won't be posting tomorrow - I need to take care of myself and get my health in order but I'll be back on Monday. xo C.
I'm psyched you guys were into the new Beauty Files series we introduced last month because I la-la-love beauty products and only recently learned how to style my hair, so I'm looking forward to sharing fun posts like this monthly. It's weird because in most other senses, I'm not a typical girly-girl. I feel like I'm not that great at putting cohesive outfits together unless they incorporate sweatshirts or leggings, or they don't require any thinking like a romper. But give me make up any day and I am all about it! Sweats and make up, that's my go-to look!
Anyway, a few weeks ago, a contouring and highlighting kit showed up on my doorstep from the lovely people at Tata Harper along with a volumizing lip and cheek tint, and I couldn't wait to dive in. Contouring and highlighting is just a way to add a little dimension and depth - it takes me maybe three minutes tops to do so adding it into my routine wasn't hard and as someone who films often for the YouTube channel, I like how it looks on camera.
Today I'm sharing 6 easy steps to this rosy contouring and highlighting look.
1) Apply your foundation as you normally do. I have used everything from a brush to my fingertips to a sponge but I keep coming back to the beauty blender, which I absolutely love.
2) Using an angled brush, apply the contouring product to the hollows of your cheeks. A quick tip: Suck in your cheeks like you're making fish lips and follow the hollow that appears. Start from the top and then go down towards your mouth. Avoid going too far down, you don't want it to look like a beard! Then, blend and buff in circular motions so the line is no longer as visible.
3) Using the same angled brush, apply the contouring product to the corners of your forehead by your hairline and blend out.
4) Then, using a fan brush, lightly apply the contouring product to the sides of your nose, starting from just under where each eyebrow begins. I then like to take the fan brush and do a quick once over my entire face for a little extra glow.
5) Take another brush (I'm using a stipling brush) and apply the highlighter down the bridge of your nose. Then, I do upward brush strokes from in between my eyebrows up the center of my forehead as well as just to the right and just to the left of the center of my forehead.
6) Lastly, take a blush brush and apply the cheek tint to the apples of your cheeks. If you need help, just smile and the apples will kind of pop out a bit.
I hope that's helpful! If you give it a try let me know how it goes for you down in the comments below and be sure to chime in if there's anything in particular you'd like to see in this series in the future! <3