Sunday, 10 July 2016

Camouflage & Contour with Affordable Concealers

Hi Guys,

Welcome back to another blog post!! June holidays are now over, that just means, some form of regularity will be resuming back:)

The month of May plus June Holidays was so much fun for me and my family.

This week's post is about me sharing with you an easy way, I found to save me some time in the mornings when I need to rush and look "ok". I am talking about the extra coverage for the bags under my eyes, acne prone and blemished skin.

I was not able to hurry about slapping foundation on my sleepy face and rush out the door. No can do:(

After experimenting with a few busy mornings, I now have a quick method for a quick face routine. Surprisingly, I am using affordable concealing products to camouflage wherever I need an extra layer of security for coverage and sneak in some depth and dimensions on my face. Think slimmer.

The L.A.Girl Pro. Conceal HD.High Definition Concealers are available to us in a wide range of shade selections with variable undertones, I’d say a huge plus for me. 

Being Asian, I have medium complexion with deep yellow undertones and usually have trouble with matching shades from most well-known Drug Store Brands. They're either pink tinted or very ashy on me.

I got my concealer fix from a local online Blog shop, Coma Makeup. Their customer service crew are highly attentive to my requests, equipped with quick delivery.

I had tried filming this look before with the three concealer shades, I purchased (Toast, Medium Beige and Pure Beige) and it turned out to be a disaster. I am clearly not a pro yet, at blending out the dark and neutral shades at the same time. For some reason, I ended up crossing over the lines and, it was "not pretty".

Since the weather is super hot, no way am I layering any products without a face primer. I switch between a few of my favorites, I have been liking the NYX Angel Veil Primer. Glad to know that it's oil free.

This time, I knew better. I used “Toast” sparingly on areas like the parameters of my face to tone down my giant forehead, slim down my rounded cheeks, fake a slimmer nose and hide those extra pounds peeking from under my jaw line.

With a damp Real Techniques Miracle Sponge, I was able to stick to the areas that needed blending, this took the edge off.

The concealers went applied directly onto the face, from the tube; I felt it was too much product overload, the first time. On the second attempt, I dispensed the shades “Medium Beige” and “Pure Beige” on to the back of my hand and gave it a few swirls, then use the damp sponge to pick up little product at a time and blend it into my skin wherever necessary. 

This reduced product overload and blending appeared to be seamless. The finish was semi-matte and it looked much cleaner than the first try.

To set the contour in place, I used a cool toned brown shade from the Australis Highlighting & Contouring Kit (the middle shade, from the bottom row)

For the rest of the face, I swept across a big powder brush with the Rimmel London Long Lasting Stay Matte Pressed Powder (001 Transparent)

For an everyday subtle glow, I used a fan brush to pick up the two lighter shades from the E.L.F Warm Bronzer to dust the tops of the cheekbones.

A fairly easy way to look fresh and Summery this Summer!!

I hope you enjoyed this week's blog post, come back for more!

Head on over to my happy place at the YouTube platform to watch my step by step tutorial on this technique.

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