Friday, 21 July 2017

How I Contour & Highlight with Crown Brushes

Lately, to contour and highlight I've been using brushes almost exclusively from Crown Brush UK, so I thought I'd write a post to break down my contour and highlight routine, as well as what brushes I've been using. 

Firstly, I have to say I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of Crown Brushes. I am generally very cynical of these types of whole sale cosmetic companies (think Morphe, for example) so when Crown Brush UK messaged me and invited me to pick some of their brushes to try - I must admit I was hesitant. When they arrived, however, I really was pleasantly surprised! They're really sturdy but soft,  very durable and washed very well, the handle is very substantial. All over good quality. I found that they're higher quality than my Sigma brushes. Anyway, more to the point, onto contouring:
After I've applied my base - primer, foundation and concealer - I apply cream contour to my forehead, temples (because I've got a round face), jaw line and the hollow of my cheek bones. I use the C521 brush* if I want a very angular contour, or if I want it to curve upwards a little to accentuate my cheeks, I'll use the C520* underneath the apples of my cheeks.
 Then I dust translucent powder all over my face, and brightening powder (a pale yellow powder) under my eyes using the C531*. Then, using the same brush, I blend contour powder across the hollows of my cheeks and across the perimeter of my face.
Finally, I highlight my (imaginary) cheek bones using the C501*.
I apologise for the awful pictures of myself - I was at that mid make up stage where I look a little alien like! Plus, I'm not photogenic anyway. Thanks genetics! Either way, I really have been enjoying Crown Brushes and would highly recommend them. As I've already said, the quality is super impressive!

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