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I'm sick of contouring and strobing. I'm sick of seeing people snapping selfies, showing off their crazy chiseled cheeks and noses. I'm sick of seeing Instagram faces with so much makeup that I can't tell where they start and their makeup ends. Don't get me wrong. It takes chops to beat a face like that and I'm not really good at it (if it's your look, by all means, live it and love it!).
But for me, I like to see a little skin. I don't want to look like I'm wearing a mask. And I don't want to scare anyone if they see me without makeup, wondering what happened to my face. Know what I mean?
All that said, contouring is hard for us pale girls. One palette that is giving me great results, with easy to wear shades and blendable powders is the LORAC Pro Contour Palette. You'll get a great brush with this palette as well, which makes the art of contouring your cheeks easy-peasy.
The key to pulling off a contoured face with grace is layering small amounts of pigment on the right places. If you aren't sure where you should contour, Sephora has an amazing app that tells you exactly where to place the contour and highlight. Once you know where to place it, start by adding the contour and blend, blend, blend. Then add a touch of the light shade that works for your skin tone, but avoid the shimmering powder. After you've blended that shade so it's not that noticeable, add a touch of the shimmering powder down your nose, to the tops of your cheeks and a touch in the middle of your forehead.
|Before makeup, before contour.|
|After makeup and contour.|
Out of all of the contour palettes, this one seems to be the best value, with the best color selection for pale skin tones.
Grab it from Ulta for $45.
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