I’m one of those people who alllllways wants to know why. Call me a skeptic but I’ve never been so good at the “just trust me”s or the “because I said so”s. I want stats. I want photos. I want a reason.
So it occurred to me that I’m not alone in this. And as opposed to many other things that come with much more vague and less provable motivations, makeup is mostly visual and diffences can often be clearly demonstrated.
So I’m adding a new installment called “what’s the difference wednesday” where I don’t just give you a tip, I back it up with some evidence.
I presume some of you will think ‘hmm I don’t see a big difference’ (I imagine many of them will be subtle especially in photos). Or ‘I prefer the other way’. The beauty of that is there is no right or wrong answer. There’s a lot of taste and opinion involved in all of this stuff. But how can you decide if you like something or not if you can see what difference it actually makes. I’m kind of excited about it because I already know I’ll be learning a lot from hearing your opinions and assessments too. (hopefully some of you care about these little tweaks as much as I do haha)
If you want, check the photo out first to see if you can spot it! This is my beautiful sister and co-worker (she’s a marketing and beauty genius) Randi.
When you are using contouring to enhance and chisel out your features I recommend using a cool toned (ashy) color, I used Ash. It appears like a shadow would. You can then warm things up with blush or bronzer in the apples of the cheek if you like
When you are contouring to warm up the complexion and look sunkissed use a warm toned color. While it won’t necessarily create a shadow it will add a healthy glow.
I prefer to use contouring to enhance bone structure. When I look at this photo the left hand side looks more natural, I don’t even notice the contour if anything I just notice the cheek, hers is beautiful. On the right side the makeup stands out more to me. I notice it. I think one reason for that is that naturally the sun wouldn’t hit the hallows of our cheek nearly as much as it would hit the apples so for someone to be most tan in the areas they are getting the least amount of sun is backwards.
So, what do you think? Do you see a difference?
And if there’s any tips you’ve gotten at any time of your life that you’d like to see in action PLEASE share them, I’ll take all the ideas I can get!