As a beginner in makeup, I love to experiment. I was just literally curious about contouring techniques can make your face look thinner and define the features of your face. I had the Bourjois Délice de Soleil Bronzing Powder already but I still need a highlighter and it just happened that I went to Sephora in Ion Orchard to buy the setting spray, I saw this Sculpting Disk. A 3-in-1 matifying powder, blush bronzer, and highlighting powder which the price is quite affordable at SGD30.00 (Php1,050.00). So I bought it.
Here's the Product Info.:
|1. D20 - Apply to the entire face using a powder brush. |
2. B01 - Use a brush blush to define your cheeks and jaw line.
3. I20 - Use a blush brush to apply to the bridge of the nose, brow, cheekbones and decollegate.
What I Say:
At first, I followed the instructions on the palette but I noticed that I looked cake-y and muddy or maybe I just put more than enough that's required (lol). So I advise you to work lightly and build-up gradually to avoid the face looking muddy. Blending is very important.
I simplify the instructions and I think it went pretty well.
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner/Moderate
FACE SHAPE : Oblong
WHAT I USED : Sephora Sculpting Disk
GOAL: To look as natural and seamless as possible. Avoid obvious color streaks.
Here's what I did (After the foundation routine and matified my face using D20):
Step 1: Applied bronzing powder (B01-PINK) under my cheekbones (the hollow area when you make a “fish” face by sucking in your cheeks) and on my temples. If you want to define your nose, you can also add a little bit at the sides but just make sure to wipe off excess to look natural.
Step 2: I used my ring fingers only and dab/apply highlighter (I20-Yellow) just above my cheekbones, the center of my forehead, my brow-bone and center of my chin (The highlighter of this sculpting disk is quite shimmery so I don't recommend you use it as a blusher)
|Pink: Blush Bronzer (B01)Yellow: Highlighting Powder (I20)|
Note: Work on both sides.
I hate that it is difficult to open especially I have long nails. Other than that, this is worth buying. Cheap for a 3-in-1 palette with a big mirror, perfect for everyday use, smells good, pretty shimmery highlighter, the matifying powder works on light skin tone only but I think it's quite translucent so maybe you can try it also.
The Alternatives:I find the palette worth buying for but you can work this technique by using what you already have in your kit.
1. You can use the lightest shimmery/pearly white/baby pink eyeshadow as an alternative to your highlighter.
2. You can use one/two shade darker powder or foundation as an alternative to your bronzer.
I hope this tutorial and the info. helps! Share your experience with me and leave a comment below!