Thursday, 27 September 2012

Basic Face Contour : Sephora Sculpting Disk + the Alternatives

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. SUN-Blush Bronzer (B01, 5g Net Wt. 0.17oz. 5r.), to bronze and define
 2. Center-Matifying Powder (D20, 12g. Net Wt. 0.42oz 12r.), to give an even matte finish
3. Light-Highlighting Powder (I20, 5g Net Wt. 0.17oz. 5r.), to eliminate and brighten
 Product Instructions:
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.
Other Products Used: Body Shop's Lily Cole Cheek and Lip Dome (blush),
MAC Lipstick Force of Love and Lustre Pink Pop Corn, Revlon Photoready,
Concealer 003, Revlon Photoready Airbrush Nude, Revlon Gel Liner,  
24K 32-Piece eyeshadow palette, E.L.F. studio eyebrow kit


 The Palette:  
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!




  1. I love contouring!! It just gives an amazing emphasis to our faces!:)