Here is a quick review and tutorial of how I use the NYX Cosmetics Wonder Stick to highlight and contour my face.
This stick is great because it is dual ended. One side contains the contour shade, and the other contains the highlight shade. You don’t have to worry about packing 2 separate products to carry with you.
If you purchase from http://www.nyxcosmetics.com it retails for $12, and on http://www.ulta.com it retails for $11.99 but they usually have buy 1 get 1 half off and also coupons for $3.50 off of a purchase.
There is a variety of 4 shades. Light, Medium, Deep, and Universal. The one I will be showing you is the shade Deep. Each stick contains .14 oz of product.
Each box also comes with a quick tutorial on how to apply these being shown by @vegas_nay and @makeupshayla of the beauty world. I follow both of these ladies on Instagram and am amazed by their beauty and skills.
Tutorial: Here is a quick pictorial on how I utilize this product for casual days. If there was an event or party to attend I would apply it a bit more dramatically. I added some contrast to this photo to make it easier for you to see where I place each shade. (The lighting changed in some photos so please excuse that)
1. Start out with a clean face. Exfoliate if possible then add your serums, lotions etc. After that apply your face primer.
2. Using the highlight end of the stick apply in a triangular shape under your eyes and bring it down to about the top of your cheek bone. Then apply a dab on the chin, and a few lines on the forehead.
3. Using the contour end you now want to apply a small thin line on the hollows of your cheeks. You can make a fishy face and feel for the space if that makes it easier for you to find them. You do not want to draw this line too far out though. After you will apply to your temples and forehead closest to your hair line. I do not contour my nose but you can feel free if you would like. To do the nose you would just apply the darker shade along the sides and sometimes the tip and then apply the highlight down the bridge of your nose.
4. Now it’s time to blend. I do this 2 ways. Here I’m using a damp beauty blender to tap and smooth out the lines, or I use an angled brush for the contour and a flat top brush for the highlight. *Remember you never want to see where your lines start and end so keep blending until everything looks even.
5. Your highlight and contour is almost complete. I like to set my cream products with powders to make them last longer. I set my highlight with Ben – nye bananna powder (yellow shade ) and a matte bronzer to set my contour. You can then add blush and the rest of your makeup.
I love a nice contoured face. It really brings out the beautiful features you already have and really sculpts the bone structure. You can hide by adding shade which is the contour or highlight what you want to show more of. There are so many tricks and ways to highlight and contour but this is just how I enjoy it.
Disclaimer: By no means am I saying this is how you should apply your makeup or this is the right way to do it. It’s just simply my way.
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