That, why Kim Kardashian West is a celebrity will always be a mystery. But the lady gives major #MakeupGoals to every beauty geek and for a good reason. (Have you seen that perfectly chiselled face?) She single handedly started an entire contouring revolution on the internet.
While mere mortals like you and me are still struggling our way through following step-by-step contouring videos, the world beauty kind of went for a long run. Turns out, there are more ways than one to chisel the face. And it’s about time we brushed up our beauty jargons
Believe it or not, most women do not have a sharp and chiselled face. (Shocker!) Women are constantly struggling with face that’s chubbier or a nose that’s too large. Enter contouring. Simply said, contouring the face is downplaying your flaws (read double chin, stubby nose) and highlighting the high points of your face. Now, how do you do that? You contour your face with a foundation/concealer/powder that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone and highlight the face with a shade that is two shades lighter than your skin tone. Here’s a picture for reference.
Remember to blend out all the shades evenly with a beauty-blender or a buffing brush or even your bare fingers. Blending is key.
Long story short, strobing is just a fancier word for highlighting. Contouring the face can often be daunting and give a heightened effect. Strobing concentrates on giving you a youthful, dewy and defined face. All you need for this a liquid highlighter on the bridge of your nose, the highpoints of your cheek and you’re good to go!
Or some call it cooking it too. The baking technique has been used in the drag community for years. It refers to letting a thick layer of translucent powder sit on the areas you’ve highlighted (Yes, it’s a technique used on a perfectly contoured face) your face for about fifteen minutes. The heat of your face allows the foundation and concealer to perfectly set on the face, after which you gently brush off the translucent powder with a fluffy brush.
Now that you know what goes into the making of these techniques, which would you pick?