CONTOURING MAGIC: SEPHORA COLLECTION CONTOURING 101 FACE PALETTE
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Whether you’re new to the art of contouring or are already a master of illusions, the new SEPHORA COLLECTION Contouring 101 Face Palette is currently one of the most versatile products we carry. With its eye-catching look, universally flattering shades, and helpful tutorials, this all-in-one pressed powder palette will help you to create just the right amount of shadow and highlight. Below, we break down our user-friendly creation and what you’ll love about it. KATE HELFRICH AND SARA BACCHIS, SEPHORA COLLECTION PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
We created the palette as an answer to the popular but often complex contouring trend. Also, we wanted its look to stand out among the other four-to-six shade contour palettes.
Our Contouring 101 Face Palette is perfect for beginners as well as experts because of its easy-to-use design. The X shape is custom tooled—completely unique to us—and meant to be intuitive and also visually appealing. It’s fun to look at while still being super-functional.
All of the shades included are matte, which is extremely important when contouring. The end goal is to look natural, and sparkle is always a dead giveaway.
We’ve included a step-by-step tutorial that shows you the basics. It shows you how to contour your cheekbones, forehead, nose, and jawline.
We like to begin with one of the warmer shades, of which there are two. These shades should be applied lightly to the hollows of cheeks, on the forehead along the hairline and also under the jawbone. Use the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Contour Blender #77 brush to blend.
Next we like to add emphasis to the cheekbones by adding the cool-tone contour color. This is the darkest shade and optimal for creating those natural shadows on the face. We also use this shade to define the nose.
Lastly, we apply the highlight shade, which really brings this technique to life. Swipe the banana shade under eyes, and on top of cheekbones. Finish with the pale pink shade on the bridge of the nose, on the center of the forehead, and above the lips on the Cupid’s bow to help make lips look full.