How to do contouring makeup like Kim Kardashian

How to do Contouring Makeup like Kim Kardashian – Step By Step guide by Makeup Like A Pro

 

Happy Friday everybody! Did you have a good week? I hope that you’ve enjoyed my posts and stuff this week – I’ve loved writing them for you all again!  What are your plans for the weekend? You got a busy one planned? I’m out this evening for a very good friends birthday so it’s gonna be quite a glam evening – hair, makeup, the full monte :)

Contouring Makeup

Contouring is something that ill be paying particular attention to… To my surprise, A LOT of women entirely miss this step out of their makeup routine.  It’s surprising really because a lot of women wear a full face of foundation daily which effectly creates a blank canvas.  And a blank canvas is by definition, without any shape. So by default, your face becomes almost shapeless – well, angle-less anyway

By adding contouring back in you’re adding back in those areas of definition. Simple right?

Contouring with Makeup

These are your key areas of definition you should be keeping in mind

  1. cheeks
  2. forehead
  3. nose
  4. jawline
  5. Chin
  6. Temples

Cast your mind back to school when you used light and dark to create shapes. That’s the basic premise of contouring. Think of it as a 2 pronged approach, which adds 3 dimensions to your face! Anything light stand out because anything light comes towards you

So you’ll need a dark powder and a highlighter. There are many ways to contour but the one I explain below uses a very dark powder and a light cream foundation for blending and you’re going to be blending the colours out so you can be quite flexible with what you use

For the dark powder I use MAC powder in Taupe for a lot of my on-screen and personal contouring but you can use anything dark that compliments your skin tone.  Stila Face Contouring Powder Trio Pallette is nice

For the highlighter any light powder / foundation / illuminator that suits your particular skin tone.  A shimmer cream often gives a nice finish but can look a bit odd if too much of your face is illuminated so be careful with how you use it but on the flip side can create more of an evening feel.  Luminizers are great too – smash box in prism is pretty cool.  Benefit moon beam is good if you want a liquid one – again be careful as its shimmery.  Kett cream foundation works really really well as its a cream foundation so gives a very natural finish

Ill be doing another YouTube video on Contouring to show you how so keep your eye out

Then you simply start by:

Using the cream foundation to illuminate your
  1. forehead – between your brows
  2. down the bridge of your nose
  3. chin
  4. under eye to top of cheek bones

Then with your dark powder start contouring

  1. under cheekbones
  2. along jawline
  3. outside corner of eye into temples
  4. temples
  5. a stripe down each side of your nose

 

Using a foundation brush and a foundation colour which is one tone darker than your natural skin tone, blend both the light and dark together!

It will leave just enough of the light and dark to give an overall appearance of contouring naturally

Voila!
Kim Kardashian Contouring

Do you think you might try doing that this evening?
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Introduction to a 5 minute Makeup

So its TRANSFORMATION THURSDAY again and today is an introduction to YOUR 5 minute makeup

If you guys know me and have watched my 30 second smokey eye YouTube video then you’ll know that I like to do EVERYTHING well but some things I like to do well AND FAST!  My Lucy Friend speed demon has been lying dormant since i was a baby… my family would definately agree with that! Doing my own makeup quickly has come about for a number of reasons – I started playing with makeup very early on so I was already training my hand, eye, face coordination (unknowingly) from a very early age! Then as I got older I didn’t stop!

Girl putting her mums lippie on

I don’t think that since the age of 16 a day has gone past where I haven’t used at least one piece of makeup in any 24 hour period. Whether that’s lipgloss, eyeliner, blusher, moisturiser… I’ll use it at least once a day!  That’s not because I was insecure or felt I needed it to do it to make myself feel better.  I simply LOVED playing and experimenting with it all and I realised that taking the time to do it  to myself became my sort of ritual.  Aside from the benefits I was getting from making myself look as good as I could, I was taking 5 minutes every day to focus purely on myself and the benefit that I get from that is HUGE – I still feel it now when I do my makeup every day.  Do you guys feel the same?So by default, the speed at which I was applying makeup on myself was increasing and increasing! then when I started doing it on friends, I got quicker on them too!

But where am I going with this, you might wonder?  That’s what prompted me to start my makeup YouTube tutorials with My 30 SECOND SMOKEY EYE!  It’s to prove to you that you don’t need hours to get a good makeup look done – which is great news as most of the time you don’t have hours to spare, right?! But as long as you have the right tools at your disposal you can achieve ANYTHING.  A lot of it is in the organisation of it and that becomes second nature the more you practice!

Even if you don’t believe me right now, you gotta TRUST ME :)

That prompted me to write to you all today. There are 2 pictures below – a “before” and an “after” … The one on the LEFT is the “before” by the way… :)

5 Minute Makeup before and after photos

That very natural makeup took me no longer than 5 minutes to do.  5 minutes?!?!  Did you think it would have taken longer or shorter amount of time?  Do you instantly think that there’s no way you could do a makeup in 5 minutes? If so then STEP ONE is changing the way you feel about it because it’s ENTIRELY possible.  All you need is confidence and practice, and a makeup bag that you KNOW.  By that  i mean using products that you know how to use – ones that you know how they will go onto your skin

 

Now, if you’re all honest with yourselves, I think you can safely say that you could all make 5 minutes in the morning for yourself. Right? This is aimed at people who want to wear makeup by the way…It’s for those of you who want to wear it but are either too nervous to try different things or lack confidence and belief in your own abilities or you might just want to see another way to do what you already do by someone different!  Whatever your reasons for reading this and wanting to get better / faster / more confident / whatever it is you are seeking … IT’S BRILLIANT that you are doing something about it

I’m here to show you that you can STOP thinking those negative thoughts and by watching what I do, and by having a few KEY makeup products in your makeup bag… You’re makeup routine life will transform!

Check back in over the weekend where I will reveal what I used and how I used it and I will give you plenty of tips on what you can be doing to make your life easier

Keep an eye out too as Ill be sharing how to do the 5 minute makeup on YouTube

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read
See you all tomorrow
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Happy New Year everybody!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with plenty of partying!  I know that I did :)  How did your makeup go?  Did you try out any new ideas?  Have you worn a Smokey Eye to one of your parties?  Did you experiment with any new colours?  Let me know what you got up to!

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If you’ve been keeping an eye on my Facebook or Twitter account over the last couple of weeks then you will see that I have shared plenty of Makeup and beauty ideas with you all… Have you tried any of them?  One of my subscribers, Diane did a fabulous job in re-creating a set of Christmas nails!  She used a nail art template and with a little patience, did a FABULOUS job!

On New Years Eve, you might have noticed that I put up a YouTube Video showing you all the 30 Second Smokey Eye… have you checked it out yet?  If you haven’t then take a look!  As this week draws to a close and you’re looking at getting back into work, then you might be running out of time and energy to glam yourself up before any last parties.  DONT PANIC!  Check out the video and you will be ready to hit the town with a glamorous evening Smokey Eye … in under 1 Minute!  Practice makes perfect so GET PRACTICING!

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