I tried the Burberry Foundation and Fresh Glow (mixed together as suggested by SA), and it turned out beautifully. The Fresh Glow adds just that.. a ‘glow’ without looking glittery or overly highlighted. It doesn’t pull pink or yellow/gold… the result is very neutral.
I had to do an athletic shoot for a new clothing company. The gorgeous Apryl was my model… and really didn’t need much in the way of makeup. We kept things simple on her face… and doused her in a healthy amount of Prtty Peaushn to fake a glowing tan:
This is a very short list. Two items made the top of my list for contour and highlight. I think you guys already know…
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious simply defies everything we know about contour. It works on just about every skin tone under the sun, and doesn’t add color. It just adds ‘shadow.’ It’s amazing. The only crime about this product is that it was limited edition and sold out fairly quickly. I am completely in love with this product. If you can get it, don’t hesitate.
Kevyn Aucoin Highlighter in Candlelight is considerably easier to get. I love this stuff. You use such a little bit to add a whole lot of light to a wide range of skin tones. It just gives the skin a bit of a glow, like it’s bathed in candlelight.
That’s it! These are my go to contour and highlight. I use them on myself and clients… they are absolute must haves for me.
Okay, this is my first full attempt on myself with Notorious. I used it on several clients last week, and it was nearly invisible in its fabulousness. Okay, that doesn’t make sense. But it does… because the point of this product is that no one should really be able to tell that you’re wearing it.
I took this picture with a raggedy camera that we have laying around the house… because it picks up shadows very well. Can you see Notorious? It’s right under the hollow of my cheekbone.
With the flash, you can see the shadow, but not the product. It’s brilliant that way. And I PACKED it on, so that you guys could see it. But because it’s so sheer, it just kind of blends in. It’s really hard to mess up with this contour. I also ran it through the crease of my eyes, just for fun.
I took a stiff brush and ran it down the side of my face, JUST so you could see it. LOL. Now, even packed on with a stiff brush… it still tries to look like a shadow.
This product is brilliant. I highly recommend it. On the up side, it’ll probably last forever so although it’s limited, I don’t think it’s worth a back up. I’ve found that every time I back something up, by the time I get to the second one… someone has come out with something EVEN BETTER. So one will do just fine.
Looks like a dark taupe, right? It’s not. There is a the faintest hint of red, and grey, and I’m fairly sure BROWN in there as well. That’s why I think it’ll be universal (I initially believed this would only be suited to warmer skin tones). What’s also noteworthy about this contour is that it’s sheer, so the skin will show through when you apply it.
I applied it very heavy so that you can see the true effect of this color on my skin tone. On my face, it will be much more subtle. I played around with contouring and was blown away by how effective this formula is.
I can confidently say that there is nothing like this on the market right now. This formula and the subtle mix of colors is unreal. And it’s REALLY kind of idiot proof. I dare say you can kind of slap this on, blend it in, and look contoured like a pro. I think that’s because the formula is so sheer, that it’s really hard to mess up. I am blown away by this stuff. Really.
It was sold out on the site for a few hours, but now it looks like it’s back up. So you can find out more about Ombre Contraste in Notorioius HERE.