Contour Routine//Youtube Video

Happy Monday! Today I am back with another YouTube video. I decided to share with you all my Contour Routine/Tutorial. I have a blog post version of it as well, however, I find that most people prefer to learn how yo contour with a video tutorial instead which is why I am here with on today.

If you would like to read the blog post version and review the list of products and steps written out, click here.

Here is the link to the Video

I hope you all enjoy, thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate all of your love and support so much. If you have any video requests or blog post ideas please leave them below, I am happy to take all things into consideration. Also, if you have a YouTube channel as well, leave a link below and I will definitely check it out and subscribe. I hope you have a wonderful day. With love, McKenz.



Beauty Basics: Contour VS Bronzer

Good morning friends; if you’ve never been around for one of my ‘Beauty Basics’ posts; welcome! Today I am here to share with you the difference between contour and bronzer. Along with that, the purpose of both products!

DSC_6366.JPGContouring is most easily defined as shaping your face to alternate your features. It’s most commonly used to slim down the nose, forehead, and cheeks.  My favorite product to contour with is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contntour Kit. It has one powder, one highlight, one banana powder, and three contouring powders; all for $42. To contour I apply some product on an angled brush and work the product down the sides of my nose to slim it. I then work some product into the hollows of my cheeks and blend down towards the lips. I also work some into my temples to make the forehead appear a bit smaller.

DSC_6367.JPGBronzer is usually worked into your cheekbones and temples using a bigger brush and is meant to warm up the complexion and leave you looking slightly sunkissed. Bronzers are usually super affordable and can be found in high quality from the drugstore. my two favorites are the Lumene bronzer, and the NYC Sunny Bronzer. Both are under $6!

Well that’s it for today’s post. If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. If you’ve missed any of my previous Beauty Basics posts: Beginners Everyday Makeup, Everyday Makeup Tutorial, The Purpose of Makeup and the Different Kinds, Learning Your Face and Makeup Terms. I hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by! With love, McKenz.


Contour Routine/Tutorial

Hello friends and happy Thursday. It has been more than chaotic the past few days here. I would sit and chat about it but I’m sure you’ll hear about it all in Sunday’s Weekly Wrap Up. Today I wanted to post a contour routine/tutorial; as it is one of my most requested posts from my friends and family! I go in depth as to how I contour and which products I use. So without further ado, let’s get started…

Starting off your makeup with a fresh, clean, moisturized face is so important. I use the Cetaphil cleanser and the Cerave moisturizer before doing my makeup. I then prime with the Nivea men’s Shave Balm to ensure my makeup stays all day.

I prefer to do all of my makeup, leaving contouring and highlighting for the very last with the exception of lips. I find that once all of my makeup is done, I have a clear view of how much makeup I already have on my face, as well as how heavy of a contour will look good.

To contour I tend to reach for my Anastasia contour Kit ($42 from Ulta or Sephora) and apply with my Elf Bronzing Brush ($1 from local drugstore). I start by applying product to my brush and sucking my cheeks in to form a “fish” face. Afterwards, I follow where my face naturally draws in and the tops of my ears to estimate exactly where I should contour. I then work the product into my temples, focusing the product farthest away from my lips and slowly working it down about an inch from the corners of my lips. I then slim down my nose by swiping product along the sides of my nose in a straight line and then another one horizontally towards the tip of my nose to keep my nose from looking more elongated.

I tend to contour 4 out of 5 days throughout the school week. If I’ve learned one thing from makeup, it’s that practice makes perfect!!! So keep trying and you will eventually master the art of contouring. feel free to search up any Youtube tutorials to get a  better idea! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my makeup routine.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests please leave them below. If you missed my recent posts: Weekly Wrap Up #23, 15th Birthday Haul, Nivea Men’s Shave Balm Review. Thank you so much for all the love and support, sending lots of love your way! With love, McKenz.