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Contour Chic

My name is Seember and I love makeup.

When I’m home alone with nothing much going on, I enjoy practicing different makeup looks and trends to see what suits me and what doesn’t. However, as much as I enjoy a full face-beat; in general, my everyday look is a variation of these two looks below – barely there/minimal, brows and a nude lip/gloss.

 

I’m not sure what my natural face shape is but I do know that I have really full cheeks; even when I’m losing weight the cheeks just don’t budge. The picture below was taken at my best weight this year but see as e be like I’m hiding puff puff in my cheeks no? #MeanMugging lol

So what have I been learning lately? The art of contour!  It’s not like I’m only just finding out about the wonders of contouring; I knew even before that my makeup always looked better with a little contouring but laziness no gree me because, honestly, contouring requires a lot of patience and I just didn’t have much to spare.  Infact, in my bid to skip contouring [even though I clearly need it], I started learning Strobing – which to me is just reverse contouring.  First time I attempted to strobe, I went out feeling very happy with myself……

…….Until I saw this photo of myself – FLASH! #RacoonChic #NoBueno

I tried it again recently and when a friend of mine saw it, he said I looked like I was caught stealing *tears* and that I’m Coke & Fanta *more tears* Why are boys so mean? Mission Abort!

So seeing as I clearly can’t escape it, I’m back to contour! I’ve been practicing. A LOT. With the help of many a Youtube tutorial [cries in zapped data], I finally got the chance to debut my newly acquired skills on Saturday. It was my friend Achike’s birthday and I was quite excited to dress up and go party it up!

WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT THAT! Face-beat by Moi for Moi.

 

Even the profile shots show that I DID THAT! Okay? :p

We partied it up till about 4am [haven’t done that in a long time]. I got home at about 5am and didn’t want to wash my face because everything was STILL intact and popping. Pats self*

I put some of these photos on my Facebook and one of my family-friends called me to ask what I did to my nose LOL. I love these photos so much that I made one my screensaver….. yea, I’m vain. No more Cookie Lyon and her breastices :p

UPDATE:

It just keeps getting better, I had to come back and add these from yesterday…..

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I am one happy contouring camper! And i’m so happy with the general state of my skin/face currently. Winning!

PS: Countless youtube tutorials after, I’m still failing at the winged eyeliner trick. Somebody epp meeee…

UPDATE:

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  • Reply Nedoux August 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Lol @ “Coke and Fanta”. I’d never heard of strobing before now. You did a great job.

    That red lippie is the truth, it’s so vibrant your lips looks alive, like they deserve their own identity and international passport!

    Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin August 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      You are such a delight! Lmao
      International passport for my lips will sure drum it in that this is really my signature 🙂
      You have an amazing weekend yourself Nedoux; best girl!

  • Reply Niz September 1, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Yellow looks good on you. I love that last picture. The print drape on that yellow too is perfection.

    What foundation do you use?

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin September 1, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Hi Niz,
      Thank you so much. The print drape is a scarf I just hardly leave home without 🙂 glad you like
      For foundation, I use a mix of Mac studio tech and Bobbi Brown long wear finish.

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