Make-up | Learn to Sculpt, Not Contour

Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics
I swear to god, if someone asks me one more time: How do you contour? 
My lungs, heart and brain may explode simultaneously, erupting into thousands of miserable shards of ugly confetti.
I have worked two beauty trade shows this month. The main question on everyone’s lips? Do you have a make-up brush for contouring?
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*and breath*

Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics
Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics
Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics
Honestly, Kim K. Sometimes, I get an overwhelming urge to *insert deathly thoughts*.
Contouring guys, has been around for like god knows how many years. The original late genius Kevyn Aucoin spoke all about the art of sculpting back in the day when being a make-up artist was cool and unique – not every other Instagram user. It is not NEW. Nor, is it for every day use folks. Cut us make-up artists some slack alright?
I was having a good old sort through of my make-up drawers, and stumbled upon so many different contour kits. The world has gone absolutely contour bonkers. Like, can we just stop this already? What happened to a good old fashioned lick of bronzer and a pop of blush, aye?
For those of you, who love this technique, and are in the gang of people that want to drive me insane, then this post is for you. Although, I really am not a fan of using the word contouring, so wish to try and encourage the use of sculpting. Sculpting sounds more arty. I like art.
Crayons are pretty awesome, and that’s what Smashbox Cosmetics deliver with their Step by Step Contour Stick Trio. This is sculpting for dummies right here all in one box with a full guide to help you through the transformation process. The key here guys is to blend….

Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics

Collection Cosmetics seem to be taking over the make-up world right now? I have some fabulous palettes to show you from these guys, but for now, check out their Contour Kit.

Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics

This one smells divine, chocolate anyone? The Too Faced Cocoa Contour Make-up Palette is definitely my favourite in terms of packaging, just look at that cute little angled brush? This brand never get it wrong.

 

Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics
Beauty blogger and make-up artist Zoe Newlove discusses contouring make-up kits from smashbox, too faced and collection cosmetics

Listen, you don’t need layers upon layers of concealer and foundation and Ben Nye Banana powder to contour. You just need a neat little kit, and a realistic attitude where upon you can learn to sculpt and define your skin in a natural way, suitable for daily wear. I don’t wanna see no more of this clown contouring y’all…