Thursday, March 17, 2011

Technique Thursday-- Contouring with Blush

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!!

*Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Day 5: Pur Minerals and Exuviance, Pur Minerals Mineral Glow for $12

Here's the look I will be rocking today:

Hehe. Love it!

Recently I was on the search for a blush for my mother. I ended up picking up a contouring trio from CoverGirl, which was not the right color, but it was so cheap we decided just to keep it.

And also, I can't help but play with any new beauty product, so here we go!

CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush Trio in Sophisticated Sable, $5.99 at Walgreens.

Foundation + Concealer alone 

No color or contours- blah.

With CoverGirl Trio

With CoverGirl Trio

YOu add the middle color to the apples of your cheeks, the darker just below-- and BLEND-- and the lightest on the top of the cheekbone as a highlighter. 

I really love this trio! First of all, it smells really good. Secondly, I like the amount of shimmer in it. Lastly, the colors blend very well together so that it's no obvious that you are being tricksy. 

The only this is that is transfers a bit easily, so be careful if you hug someone in a white shirt. 

The darkest shade can be a bit touchy, so if you see an obvious line, take a kabuki/bronzer brush and buff the edge until it's blended it. 

What do you think? Do you contour? Ever thought of doing it with blush instead of bronzer? Bronzer is my go-to!

Until Next Time--
~Beauty Maven

1 comment:

  1. I usually only contour with bronzer, and haven't thought of doing it with blush! I might have to give it a try - I love the color and shimmer.