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
- 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.
- 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
- I follow the first step as indicated above to prep my face for makeup.
- 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.
Nars’ Concealer Stick in Café
- Same as the first step listed above.
- 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?