I am not a big fan of crazy-full-face-kim-kardashian contouring. I do find it quite interesting and it can definitely transform your face completely, but in my opinion, it’s way too much for my everyday makeup looks. I need to admit, I do contour regularly, however I do it on a quite subtle level using only two products – a NYX Powder Blush in Taupe and a Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint brush, plus occasionally a highlighter (it depends of the look I am aiming for).
You can buy Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint brush (12,80€) individually or as well as in some of their sets. It is a contour brush with a unique flat shape, that allows professional sculpting, shading and contouring. Contouring my face with powder products has never been so easy (Zoeva makes a brush for cream products as well – check 109v Face Paint Vegan if you are more to liquid or cream products)! I usually only go for some cheek contour, I rarely do “full face”. I lightly swirl my Zoeva brush in to NYX Powder Blush in Taupe (7,80€) and place it at the center of my ear, guide towards the tip of my nose and stop somewhere in the middle of my face. I’ve been on a hunt for a perfect cool-toned contouring powder/bronzer for quite some time and when I read all about the NYX Taupe, I just needed to have it. It has a soft buttery texture, the finish is matte, which makes it perfect for contouring. It is easy to blend, plus it’s quite pigmented. The shade is perfect for fair to medium complexion and it won’t make you look tanned (you will need an additional bronzer for that in a bit warmer shade). To sum it up: subtle contouring can be easy and daily appropriate. All you need are the right products, fish-mouth-face and a few seconds.
photo: Domen Blenkuš