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A Natural Contour ft House of Fraser

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A Natural Contour ft. House of Fraser & MAC. 

Happy April everyone, March was a busy one and April looks the same busy schedule too! Today I'm coming at you with my thoughts and input on contouring. Giving you a little step by step guide on how I apply this trend of makeup. Contouring is something I think everybody wants to conquer. Each day I'll see my instagram feed with more people who have mastered the contour or I'll spend hours watching a dozen videos just to learnt that little bit more. 
Now we all know contouring has come from the celebs and how this technique helps create shape around the face, brightening and highlighting areas while darkening and shaping others. The highlight is to emphasis and widen chosen areas and the shading, hides areas and makes bigger areas just that little bit more subtle. When it comes to contour I like to keep mine natural and with that, House of Fraser asked me to share my thoughts and how I complete my makeup look, with this you'll be getting a step by step guide to have I do this...little disclaimer, in no way do I think I'm amazing at this technique or believe that this is the 'correct' way, this just works best for me and I wanted to share that. 

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Firstly I begin with a primer before applying my foundation. Depending how my face feels or how I want to experiment for the day this can either be light or full coverage...though I normally decide this in the moment. 
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I then continue with some concealer. Starting with my Makeup Revolution CONCEALER PALETTE I cover up an blemishes. I then use *NW15 PRO LONG WEAR CONCEALER* to begin my high light. As you can see I do this under the eyes, on my forehead and in other areas I feel may need it. Doing this brings out these areas and brings them to the focus point of your face. 
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I then went in with my Real Techniques cheek brush. A quite heavily applied *MAC STUDIO SCULPTING DEFINING POWDER* in Medium Dark. For the more subtle days this is perfect and exactly what I'd use for more day to day wear. However, for todays look I wanted it a little deeper toned and used my Makeup Revolution DEFINITION Palette and a smaller contour brush to add that extra colour. Doing this creates a definition in my face (especially my cheek bones) to add the shape to my face. I just continue adding colour through the sculpting powder 
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I recently got my hands on the Mac Cinderella (post coming soon). COUPE D'CHIC PRESSED POWDER just to add some colour to my cheeks and I love the effect this ended up having. 
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As already mentioned I prefer a more subtle contouring look. Though one day I'm sure I'd love to master how to get a full look but for now I'll keep it simple and what works for me. I hope this helps someone to get the hang on contouring. Again as already mention I in no means believe that this is the only way to create this look, however this works best for me and for other girls starting out in makeup or who just don't have the hang of everything, may find this beneficial to learn a separate technique. 

*I was kindly sent items in return for this post. This items are notified with an asterisks, all views and photography are my own*

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10 comments

  1. Loved this post - it was really interesting to see how you do your contour - it looks really subtle too :) I like the way you photographed it too, it was really clear and straightforward.

    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
    Xx

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  2. These look lovely and that concealer seems awesome.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  3. All of these put together look lovely! Really want Mac Pro Longwear concealer as I've heard so many good things about it! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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  4. I love to contour, i love using my MAC concealer aswel! x
    Emmysukblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Jenny // thatnortherngal2 April 2015 at 01:24

    Your make up looks flawless! I really want to try MAC Pro Longwear it makes you look lovely and radiant. The contour also looks ideal for a natural look xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

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  6. Pro longwear is definetly one of my favourites at the moment, ive been reaching for it so much!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  7. Great little tutorial bunny, your makeup looks flawless! Still jealous of your Mac freebies haha!!

    Francesca xo // EffStar Beauty // YouTube Channel

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  8. You look gorgeous, can't beat a bit of MAC!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. Well you look gorgeous sweetie. A fab post, so pleased you did it :)


    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  10. Ah your skin looks absolutely gorgeous and so smooth!!! Such a lovely look! :)


    Layla xx


    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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