Finally Found! 2 For Full-Proof HAC-ing!
Have you tried HAC-ing yet (highlighting and contouring)? I mean really tried it like you see in the picture below by @DressYourFace and do your whole face? I have but not this heavy and I still can’t get it to look right all around my face; just parts of it. Like I have the cheeks down and then around the outside of the face, well, most of the time it looks right … I think.
Part of the reason I think I always feel it could look better is that I feel like I’m using the wrong brush and wrong shades of HAC-ing powder. I made some recommendations from some palettes here but for me it seems that most of the shades work for me but not all of them, for the most part, in a given palette. Maybe I just need to take a few of them to someone who really knows how to do it and get a tutorial already! Or, I can just stick to keeping it simply with these next two that I find work great for me.
CITY COLOR BEAUTY Contour Effects Contour Palette ($7.99 @ amazon.com) – I bought this at the PHAMExpo recently and the 3 shades are pretty spot on for me. I’m thinking 3 is the most I can handle when it comes this contouring thing. And how about the price? Nice.
MAC Oval 6 Brush ($42 @ maccosmetics.com) – and finally I found a use for this brush that I bought when it came out. People raved about how great it was for applying foundation but I just think it was a novelty. Anyway, I found this is the perfect size and everything for picking up a combo of the two dark powders in the palette to run along under my jaw line and chin. Then I use the brush (without reloading it with color) on the hollows of my cheeks to get some contouring there. And voila, that’s it!
And the highlight powder is a good one for under the brow, above the cheeks, in the cupids bow of your lips if they are the focal point of your look.
Do you have a Holy Grail contouring kit yet?