When Cara, of Maskcara, gave me a custom compact after creating a dramatic makeover on me I truly wasn’t sure if I’d like it. The idea of contouring seemed tedious and the cream aspect of the products made me nervous. I also knew that my face was a round oval, and I wasn’t sure if contouring would even work on me without looking like too much of a stretch.
Anytime I looked up contouring tips on Pinterest, I was bombarded with photos of women with lines and dots all over their face. And sometimes they ended up looking a little muddy afterwards, as if the product hadn’t blended well.
But, despite my skepticism, I tried the IIID foundation a few times and genuinely surprised myself by liking it. The biggest difference I see is in my face looking slimmer and a natural looking glow. My friend Kacia came to visit a few weeks ago and told me she loves it and it’s all she uses now!
Today, I’m sharing a tutorial showing you my basic technique using the IIID foundation! It’s how I use the foundation when I’m wearing it for day or night, because I’m not a huge, strong, dramatic contour kind of gal.
So here is a straight on before shot with only my eyes made up:
And the after! DRAMATIC difference, am I right?
The shades in my palette are Linen, Walnut, Dahlia, and Pearl.
After I was finished with the makeup, I looked at Jordan (my supremely talented friend who shot this video + photos) and said,”SEE! Doesn’t this makeup look amazing?” And she agreed. I’m pretty sure I’ll find her with a palette here shortly.
So if you are apprehensive about trying it because it’s unfamiliar and new, I hope this tutorial and review helped give you a little bit more information!
I also have a coupon code for you to use at Maskcara Cosmetics! Enter “k8smallthings” to get 20% off your order from now until midnight on 10/2/2015.
I’d love to hear your experience with it! Were you skeptical like I was but then became a believer, or did you know you were going to love it from the start?