Aside from it always been a really nice thing to run into a familiar face backstage (it’s usually kind of crazy back there!), I thought this was a really interesting beauty look. MAC decided to showcase the bare bones of contouring for the Rodebjer show. I’m way too lazy to ever really think about contouring, especially under foundation (honestly, I’m lucky if I wear any) — for me, a quick swipe of bronzer across the cheekbone is enough.
But I know there are people who really put a lot of care and thought into the contouring of their face, and it really is a very delicate and precise approach to makeup. So I was wondering if you do? And do you feel as though it’s worth the extra time spent doing it? Or do you find it too much… Maybe something reserved for special occasions?
I like the way that, on Anabel, that’s the real feature of the makeup — there’s no mascara or eye makeup, just the very painterly look of the contouring, which makes her almost look like a living portrait…
Makeup artist Maud Laceppe started with MAC Cosmetics Studio Face and Body Foundation to really make skin tone even and matte, then used their Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle to create a really dewy look. Then Pure White Paint Stick was used as a highlighter on cheekbones, and the intention was to make the look almost intergalactic (or otherworldly…) – and, finally, a blush in a taupe color helps to contrast the highlight to make the contouring even more evident. Ok, so that seems like a lot but, watching it be applied, it was really quick! (Just not quite as quick as my “roll out of bed and apply bronzer on the subway” approach…)