Contouring…Oh The Struggle!!

Contouring has always been a struggle for me and I’m still learning.  Usually I use Blunt from Mac to contour my face or I use my Lise Watier Color Corrector (LWCC) wheel under my foundation to do the trick (for highlighting and contouring).  Both work well for me but I am always looking for new tricks and products.

While in Sephora the other day I came across a concealer stick by Nars.  I figured this product would be an easier method to contouring my face, especially when I’m on the go and don’t have time to use my LWCC wheel. However I must say that the results when using the LWCC wheel under my foundation is flawless and amazing! Also, at times while using Blunt from Mac I find it difficult to get the exact contour line I desire on the hollows of my cheeks.

So during my thought process I figured the Nars’ Concealer Stick coupled with Mac’s Blunt could give me the precision I so desire or maybe Nars alone would do the trick. Ultimately cutting down the extra time needed to use the LWCC wheel. I guess there is only one way to find out.  Take a look at these different methods and results using each product alone and coupled with one another.

Lise Watier Color Corrector Wheel

  1. My first step in any routine dealing with makeup application is to wash (exfoliate) my face and lips. A well-cleansed face is key when applying makeup.  I then moisturize and prime my face.
  2. Next is the fun part of using the LWCC wheel! You get to make yourself look absolutely ridiculous J with no worries.  I will definitely do another post with more details on how to use the LWCC wheel.  I use this product under my foundation. Using the LWCC wheel gives me a softer contour, which I love for day look, but sometimes I couple it with Mac’s Blunt for a deeper contour.  Check out these before and after pics using the LWCC wheel.

Mac’s Blush in Blunt

  1. I follow the first step as indicated above to prep my face for makeup.
  2. For this method, I apply my foundation before doing any contouring or highlighting. After applying my foundation and concealer, I use Mac’s Blunt on the hollows of my cheeks, temples and forehead and apply it with Mac’s Small Contour Brush #109. Here is a pic I did with Vecoya using Mac’s Blunt alone for contour.

 Mac's Blunt

Nars’ Concealer Stick in Café

  1. Same as the first step listed above.
  2. I used the same method as illustrated above but used Nars’ Concealer Stick in Café.  Instead of applying with a brush, I simply drew contour lines on my face and blended. This gave me greater precision in placing my contour exactly where I wanted.

I love all these different techniques and believe that the Nars’ Concealer stick will definitely help with time management.  I would definitely couple it with Mac’s Blunt to give myself more of a contour. The great thing about makeup is that you can use a variety of products to achieve any look you want.  Practice makes perfect and I am far from perfect when it comes to contouring but becoming familiar with various products will definitely help me in my quest to master this skill. What are your thoughts and suggestions?

Author: Tiffani Henry

Welcome to my blog where I hope to bring readers love, happiness, and inspiration from my life. Here I will share my interests and life experiences as a creative outlet for my thoughts, ideas and passions. From being an auntie, godmommy, daughter, sister, best friend, and work-a-holic; I can be a jack of all trades.

12 thoughts on “Contouring…Oh The Struggle!!”

  1. Hello, I would like o know what is you’re lipstick on the “Mac’s Blunt” Pic ?
    I’m looking for the same color but it’s hard to find the right one..

    1. Hello Saan, I used Mac’s Diva Lipstick and Chestnut Lipliner together. I filled her lips in with the Diva lipstick first and then lined her corners a bit with Chestnut. Let me know if you need any dupes but Mac should still sell both items! Xoxo

      1. Thank you for your answer! It was finally a little too dark for me, but I found the good, at last 🙂

  2. Thanks for this post. I have been planning to go the “Blunt” approach and use Makeup Forever’s Mat Bronzer # 40 bronze for under my cheeks, jawline and sides of my nose. I tested it at Sephora and loved it. I am oily and I use Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation (in Golden). Could I use something like your LWCC wheel under my Bobbi Brown powder foundation?

    1. Hi Zanspence! I definitely think that you could use the LWCC wheel under your foundation especially if you have oily skin. They have a color wheel with beiges (for medium and darker complexion) and one for more fair and lighter complexions. I would recommend getting the color wheel that best matches your complexion and use. I would definitely use a sparing amount as a little goes a long way. The wheel truly gives a flawless look if used correctly. I would definitely say go for it!

  3. Your makeup is flawless. I absolutely adore the picture with your mac blunt contour and mac diva lipstick. I have both products but I want to incorporate the nars stick now, too! Thanks for sharing.

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