I admit, I’m a newbie when it comes to contouring– it was just recently when I was exposed to different brands that I’ve become interested in it. Though I haven’t really mastered the art of contouring, the idea of well-defined features makes me want to try and try until I’ve perfected it.
Thankfully, for newbies like me there’s Maybelline V-Face by Face Studio. Though I wasn’t able to attend the event they hosted a few weeks back, they sent me a kit which has everything I need for #easycontouring. Thank you Maybelline!
V-Face Duo Stick & Powder, Php 499 each, V-Face Blush Contour, Php 399
Sculpt. Shape. Strobe.
Contouring has encourage a following–from the runways and top celebrity looks showcasing perfectly contoured makeup, to accentuating a slimmer perfect V-shaped face, this trend shows no signs of dying down in the near future. In fact, different trends such as the Tape Contour and Strobing–a technique to crank up a healthy glow by highlighting–have been buzzing over the net until now.
With Maybelline, doing your own contoured makeup has never been this easy. Their first ever contouring line–V-Face Contour by Face Studio aims to bring out the very inherent appeal of contouring–the ability to accentuate features but this time, in a quick and easy way that anyone can do.
Honestly, Maybelline got me at EASY. I’m all for easy because as a mom, I really don’t want to stress over things that’s suppose to make me feel better. So I was excited to give Maybelline V-Face Contour by Face Studio a try.
V-Face Duo Stick lets you contour and highlight. The double ended stick offers cream sticks which makes it easy for first timers to use. Also, I think the light yet creamy consistency is its advantage compared to powder contours and highlighters ‘coz it’s easier to blend and apply.
How-to Contour in a New York Minute:
CONTOUR– Apply dark shade along hairline, hollows of cheeks, jawline, side along jawline and sides of nose bridge
HIGHLIGHT– Apply highlighter along the high points of your face blend with fingertips
After following the how-to this is what it looked like. In fairness, best in drawing my face pala ako. Heehee.
I used my flat top brush to blend the contour and use my fingertips to blend the highlight.
After blending, I used V-Face Duo Powder to set the contour and highlight.
I just followed what I did using the contour stick. Since the powder is also duo, I used the darker shade as contour and mixed both shades as my face powder.
See the difference? Left is my bare face while right is my contoured face. See how defined my nose, cheeks and jaw look?
Next I used V-Face Duo Blush Contour. It has three different shades that you can use to give not only dimension to your cheeks but also help contour your face.
How-to Contour in a New York Minute:
CONTOUR– Blend dark shade along hairline, hollows of cheek, jawline, and sides of the nose bridge.
BLUSH– Apply blush along cheekbones to add rosiness to your skin
HIGHLIGHT– Add a rosy glow by patting on the lightest shade on the high points of your cheek
I only know one way of applying blush on my cheeks–which is on the apples–so this is something that I was eager to learn. Just like using the duo stick and powder, it also applies the basic principles of contouring.
To complete my look, I applied eyeliner, curled my lashes, did my brows and put on a bit of color on my lips.
Overall, I like Maybelline V-Face Contour by Face Studio because it makes contouring easy and it looks natural too. I don’t mind the additional minutes added to putting make up because I’m just happy I finally know how to contour properly. Yay! 😀
Maybelline V-Face by Face Studio products are available at Maybelline counters nationwide and online through Lazada, Zalora, Calyxta, and BeautyMNL.