Contouring Sticks and Palettes
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I’ve seen a few of these contouring stick “kits” popping up around the beauty stores and such and while I’m intrigued I’m also a little bit intimidated.
I’m usually up for trying anything, within reason, when it comes to makeup but these sticks seem like they’d be hard to blend. Some of the before and afters that I’ve seen are pretty amazing, but I guess I’m not confident enough in my limited skills to think I could pull off the same effect.
I also feel like contouring is personalized to each woman’s face, you know? Like, where *exactly* do I need to contour to make my cheekbones pop without looking like a skeleton?
Anyway, if I had more free time I’d try to pop into Sephora and see if a makeup artist could give me a quick lesson with the sticks, just to try it.
I also have to tell you that when I stumbled across the Kevyn Aucoin palette in my contouring kit search, I was reminded of the Making Faces book that I have.
I got this book when I was about 14 or 15, if I remember correctly. And I cannot tell you how much I looked at it. I loved flipping through the photos and seeing the transformation unfold as Kevyn worked his magic. This book had a bit of an impact on my interest in makeup/beauty at an early age. Oddly, despite the fact that I talk much more about makeup on the blog these days than hair products, I never wanted to be a makeup artist. I always loved doing hair the most.
And I miss it! I’m thankful that I still get a chance to do my mom and sisters’ hair when they are in town. And perhaps one day I’ll get back to doing hair when the boys are older. I wouldn’t trade a single thing for being able to stay home with them-and work from home as well-at this season of my life.
Anyway, somehow I ran off on a major tangent from talking about contouring. I’ll wrap this post up by saying if you haven’t browsed through Cara’s Makover Monday posts to see her contouring expertise, you are missing out. OH and she did a video on nose contouring recently too.
Do you contour on the daily? Or save it for “fancier” events and such?