I get it. Everyone wants the the Kim Kardashian over highlighted over contoured look, which will be further referred to as KKK (Kim Kardashian Kontour). I think her makeup artist does a fabulous job at tightening, brightening and chiseling her already gorgeous face (I’m sure the botox doesn’t hurt either). However, if I were to do this on my own round face on the daily… I’d look like a castaway in Lord of the Flies. I love subtly and so do my clients. Don’t get me wrong, I contour too but I have a much lighter hand. Enter Anastasia’s contour kit, a 6 pot highlight, setting and chiseling deliciousness of contouring heaven. You can either build your own palette or pick from the existing palettes that come in light, medium and dark.
What I really like about this palette is that it’s build-able. All the products are powder so you can build intensity by simply the brush you use. The contouring can be as soft or as intense as you wish. The KKK method uses a ton of concealer which results in a very full coverage that can lead to a thick and cake-y finish. Another bonus to this palette is that it packs up nicely, it’s lightweight and doesn’t take up very much room which is always a plus for my kit.
Again, my face is round so I don’t like to create depth that isn’t there. Instead, to soften the shape of my face, I use a blush brush to shade areas such as the temples, underneath the cheek bone and jawline. If I were to do the KKK, it’ll just look like someone drew a line on my face and forgot to wipe it off. For the nose, I run a eyeshadow crease brush, using a one of the 2 darker shades, from the inner brow, down the sides to the tip of my nose to build height. Then for even more height, I run Sand and Benefit’s High Beam down the center of my nose, starting from the center of the forehead down to the tip. If i’m feeling extra sassy, I’ll use the eyeshadow brush to create a sronger contour. For this post, I even doubled Sand (the highlighting shade) and Havana + Java as eyeshadow.
1) The kit!
2) The ingredients
3) The colors for the light palette . Left> Right: Vanilla, Banana, Sand, 2nd row: Java, Fawn, Havana
6) Finished look! Sorry for the camera quality being a little different.
7) Close up
FACE // SULWHASOO CUSHION COMPACT
CONCEALER // AMAZING CONCEALER
BROWS // ANASTASIA DIPBROW
EYESHADOW // ANASTASIA CONTOUR KIT
BLUSH // THE BALM HOT MAMA
LIPSTICK // NARS LODHI
LIP GLOSS // YSL #202
EYELINER // BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL Push up liner
MASCARA //BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL