VIDEO: Muddy Bronzer & Blush? How to Contour & Apply Blush - Common Makeup ProblemsWednesday, June 01, 2016
Today we're continuing my new series, where I solve all your makeup problems with quick and simple solutions. This topic was requested by you all, and that's how to prevent "muddy" or patchy bronzer/contour. It can be such a struggle when you attempt to contour and end up looking like you smeared some cocoa on your face! :) Here's a few simple fixes:
- Make sure you set your foundation with a translucent powder. Applying bronzer over a creamy texture foundation will cause it to stick to where you first apply it, and make it hard to blend. I recommend the e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD Setting Powder
- The brush makes all the difference! Use a brush that is properly sized for your face. If you have slightly defined cheekbones like mine, then the Sigma F23 Soft Angled Contour Brush works perfectly to blend as you go, and apply the right amount. If you have a fuller face with less defined cheekbones, a smaller dome brush is ideal like the Sigma F05 Small Contour Brush
- Use a matte cool-toned bronzer or dark face powder to contour. My favorite is the Jane Bronzer, because it comes in many shades and is natural looking. Poor quality bronzers are overly-pigmented, and orange-y toned. Opt for a lighter shade than you think you'd be, so your contour is more natural looking.
- Cheaper alternative: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny
- Apply contour from your ear down towards your mouth, stopping in line with your pupils. Blend around the parameter of your face and into your hairline.
- For blush, use the Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush to apply powder blush to the cheekbones. Gradually build the color and avoid applying too far in towards your nose.
- Blend over everything with a Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush, which will lightly blur edges without removing product.
-Estee Edit by Estee Lauder Haul