5 Contouring & Highlighting Tips For The Makeup Newbie

Thanks to the Kardashians, contouring has become a huge trend in the makeup world. It always looks so simple and easy when you watch the Insta videos, but it another story when you have to start shading and strobing all by yourself.

Uh-oh.

LOL!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re first starting out, but don’t worry. With a little patience, practice and a loooot of blending, I promise that you’ll be able to do it like a pro soon enough. In the meantime, check out some of the highlighting & contouring tricks that I’ve learned along the way. These little tricks really made my makeup life a lot easier!

Tip #1: Cream Formulas Are Best For Contouring Newbies.
This is because they’re easy to blend and you can always use your sponge to erase any mistakes. When shopping, go for a color that’s one to two shades darker than your regular foundation. This will help the shadows look more natural and wearable if you’re at work or on a date.

Been using the Sleek Cream Contour Kit in Medium lately and I love how easy it is to blend!

Been using the Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit in Medium lately and I love how easy it is to blend!

The different shades allowed me to play around with stronger contours for events. I was also able to use the lighter shades as a concealer—yay for multi-tasking products!

The different shades allowed me to play around with stronger contours for events. I was also able to use the lighter shades as a concealer—yay for multi-tasking products!

Tip #2: Have Oily Skin? Opt For Powder Formulas.
This is especially true when it comes to your highlighter since the goal is to look dewy—not greasy. Because powders can absorb excess oil, this formula will last longer on your skin and it can even help control excess shine. The only challenge? Powders are harder to blend, but you can make life easier for you by investing in the right brushes (I prefer an angled brush for contouring and a mini fan brush for highlighting).  Continue reading

Are You A Makeup Addict?

I just got proof that I am. Haha, and that apparently, I am also a makeup hoarder :p See evidence below.

At least my family's supportive, right? Haha!

At least my family’s supportive, right? Haha! P.S. I’m lusting for the Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals.

I was good, guys. I only asked for one. But now, I’m kinda getting antsy. Maybe I should’ve asked for two in case I accidentally drop it and it breaks. Or maybe, I should’ve gotten three in case said backup breaks and I hit pan faster than anticipated because it’s that fabulous. I mean, it’s just US$4, right? No harm done.

Ahhhh…Hahaha, I think I need help. Are you like this when it comes to good makeup deals, too? Tell me I’m not the only one! Better yet, please tell me if this is available in Manila!

Wishing you a happy Monday, my sparkly loves! ♥