Turns out the Kardashians cannot take all the credit for the contouring epidemic that has hit the beauty industry. It’s been an insider know-how all along, and Hollywood diva Marilyn Monroe used this technique to accentuate her sultry lips. No scary lip injections needed, just a clever play with colours to give the illusion of fuller, sexier, more defined lips.
I decided to try out lipstick contouring for myself. Here is how I did it:
The other day I was cleaning out my makeup stash, and was amazed at how many lipsticks I owned in near-identical shades. The brands might be different, but overall I have concluded I am more of a berry-lipstick girl. My lipsticks tend to belong in the berry family of deep reds and hints of purple.
What kind of lipstick girl are you? Do you tend to over-buy berries like me? Or are you into nudes? Or perhaps all your lippies fall in the somber hues of browns and deep maroon?
I decided it was time I broke free from my lipstick stereotype, and got busy Googling online for ‘out of the box’ shades. This is when I discovered Lime Crime, a makeup brand for unicorns!
With a plethora of beauty brands in malls around Dubai, I’ve walked past my local Inglot store a number of times but only recently ventured in to have a play.
Stepping in, I transformed into a child in a candy store. The store is so vibrant with colours in every shade imaginable, and its all out there for everyone to have a play with! The lovely store ladies even give you beauty brushes to have a go as you please.
If you’ve been following my previous makeup posts, you already know I’m pretty obsessed with the Too Faced brand, and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye-shadow palette has become a staple must-have in my makeup stash.
Today I tried out the ‘Haute Cocoa’ look from the leaflet that comes with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar.
We’ve all heard of Contouring. Beauty buffs and novices alike have been practicing brush strokes with a whole plethora of palettes in the quest to achieve the much promised bronzed, angled and slimmer face.
But have you heard of Strobing? The term was alien to me a couple of months back, and we recently got introduced over the Aquarius Beauty Heroes event.
I’ve always been a beauty hoarder. I am a marketer’s dream (ironic, considering I’m a marketer myself!). I fall for the latest gimmicks, and the prettiest packaging, but I seldom play with my paints.
After attending a number of beauty events as a blogger, I’ve become more adventurous in my quest of morphing into a makeup artist, and the recent months have seen me splurging on a number of gorgeous brands, and gorgeous, gorgeous colors.
Follow me on Instagram to see more of my makeup trials. This is what’s #onmyface today: