I’ve never done a face contouring or used a highlighter before. I always wanted to try that Instagram look, but I wanted to do it the right way. Now I’m in good hands of professional makeup artist Joseph Anthony Loera (Instagram: @jaytomahawk29) at Nordstrom Chanel counter.
Usually, I don’t wear any foundation or blush. I use concealer around my eyes and a little bit of powder on my nose, chics and chin. So I expected the face countering to change my face, but not at this point! The liquid foundation all over my face, the highlighter on chic bones and on my nose, dark powder on my chics, under the jawline, on my front and on the sides of my nose completely changed my face! It became more skinny, more symmetrical and dolly-like! The inner rims eyeliner and the way the eyeshadows were applied made my eyes look smaller but more symmetrical.
My Reaction to Face Contouring
Did I like the new look? It’s fun to become a completely different person once in a while. I did enjoy the process! So much attention while they apply luxury makeup at the store! And lots of attention when I walked with my fancy makeup on!
Would I do face contouring for every day? No! Also, I think my eyebrows were done too dark for my complexion. So I felt a little bit like a clown)) The face contouring would work well for an actress who wants to play completely different characters in a movie.
My Husband’s Reaction
My husband’s reaction was: ‘You have natural beauty. You don’t need all that mascara!’ I asked: ‘Do you know what mascara is?’ He said: ‘The production cost of all that makeup is 50 cents!’ I was fascinated by his negative reaction. I tried to understand why he felt that way. I asked: ‘Do I look so cheap to you?’ He said: ‘You look more expensive with your regular makeup. You blush naturally. You don’t need that fake blush!’ So I looked at myself in the mirror. There was a stranger looking at me: a doll-like face with a pointed nose. Somehow my intelligent look (the result of 2 Master degrees I got in Russia and France) was gone!
The Lesson Learned
Men can react very differently to heavy makeup and face contouring. It’s fun to get a new look and go out with your friends. But what happens when your man finally sees you without makeup?! It’s like buying a fancy handbag which is gonna fade out after the first rain!
Do Men Even Like Face Contouring?
Your makeup is a form of communication with men. If you don’t use any makeup, they don’t notice you. If you wear heavy makeup, it looks like you are trying too hard to get men’s attention. It’s important to find a balance: your look reflects who you are. If you present yourself as a sexy Instagram girl with heavy makeup, men would definitely notice you. But will they marry you?
Is it Worth Trying Face Contouring?
Don’t get me wrong. I think every woman should try the face contouring once in her life! It’s nice to experiment with your everyday makeup and try new products. I guess it’s hard to find that beauty balance and not overapply the makeup when you have so many options!
I’m sure that face contouring can be applied tastefully and look kind of natural. Does the price of the product reflect its quality and the way it’s gonna look? Listen, all the products Joseph Anthony Loera used were high-end and very expensive. If someone going to offer me a drugstore makeup face contouring, I would say ‘NO!’
The List of Products Used:
2019 Holiday Chanel Eyeshadows 342 LUMIÈRE ET OPULENCE
2019 Holiday Collection Chanel Highlighter Eclat Magnétique de Chanel in Metal Peach
2019 Holiday Chanel Eyeshadow 56 Grandeur
2019 Chanel Volume And Care Lash Primer
2019 Chanel Le Volume Révolution de Chanel Mascara To read the full article click here.
2019 Holiday Chanel Rouge Allure 807 Rouge Delicieux To read the full article click here.
2019 Chanel Hydra Beauty Lip Balm