Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Contouring has become a popular technique in recent years, with dozens of different methods, tutorials and products popping up, each becoming seemingly becoming more complicated than the last, featuring weird patterns (like this one!) and a peculiar assortment of tools.
When it comes to green beauty, however, there aren't many products around created specifically for contouring. That's where the Lily Lolo Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo comes in.
The Contour Duo includes two pressed powders - one contour shade, and one highlight. I usually dislike powders, and find them irritating, heavy and not very flattering. The Lily Lolo Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo is not your standard powder. It is beautifully lightweight, looks natural on the skin and feels like silk.
Colour & Texture
The contour shade is flattering medium tone, and does not cast either red, muddy or ashy. The contour powder is matte, and has a flat finish.
The highlighter is a light vanilla tone, is completely shimmer and glitter free, but rather just gives a gorgeous light-reflective glow to the skin. The particles are very finely milled, so this highlighter can be applied almost anywhere on the face for a natural glow.
Both powders are silky, incredibly lightweight and non-irritating. Neither look or feel heavy, don't settle into fine lines and don't become cakey or "powdery" looking with layering.
Application & Wear
The Lily Lolo Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo is pretty much fool-proof. Both shades are very flattering, and the product is so buildable that you needn't fear overdoing it.
I prefer a natural, subtle contour (especially for day time. In evening light you can be more heavy-handed), so this is absolutely perfect for me. It's always best to have a buildable product, as it's much easier to layer up than try to correct over-application. If I am doing a heavier look (for evening), I will spritz my finished makeup with a light, hydrating facial mist, as this sets my make-up, but also keeps it fresh and natural.
I use a contour brush (code megsyjane saves 10% off) for the contour, and this blush brush for the highlight on my cheekbones. For smaller areas (like the nose) an eye shadow brush works well.
My How-To for the Lily Lolo Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo was recently published on the Beautiful Because blog. Head on over to check it out.
I also love using the contour shade as a light bronzer, rather than a contour. For a bronzer, I use a large, soft brush, to lightly dust along the high points of the face and jawline. I also use it as an eye shadow, just to warm up the crease of the eye.
The highlighter would have to be one of my favourites, especially in warmer weather, as powders tend to be lighter and last better than creams. It pairs beautifully with the contour, and I even sweep it lightly under the eye area for an added brightening effect.
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