Contouring’s death knell may have rung last summer when makeup kween Kim K threw her support behind nontouring, but the trend isn’t quite done with us yet. Instead, it’s become focused, refined and, most importantly, simplified.
It’s no secret that wide-open eyes = awake-looking eyes, and eye contouring takes the same shadow and highlighting play that can change the look and shape of your face (see above image) and brings it to your peepers, with no complicated tutorial required.
Head to my super straightforward how-to on Glow.ca
So I’ve mastered contouring…or not. I have no shame in admitting that despite trying out the trend using premium kits, watching tutorials and approaching the task with a sense of play, I still don’t feel confident and, hey, maybe it’s not for me. Given that I have a narrow face and a rather Aquiline nose, I don’t want to make my features appear any slimmer and it’s too easy to end up with cheeks that just look dirty when contouring goes wrong.
Enter strobing, which is the new name for what was previously known as highlighting, and guess what; it’s much harder to mess up!
[Head to glow.ca for the full story]
For a cosmetics brand named after the Greek goddess of the night, the launch party to celebrate NYX’s first Canadian stand-alone store did not disappoint.
Candy-coloured sweet and savoury bites created by the all-female pop-up burger crew Burger Pawty were matched by the pastel-haired guests, which included star vloggers Beautycakez, LaurDIY and the confusingly-named c0ok1emonster, while a sampling of the L.A.-based beauty brand’s products from primers to blushes, lipsticks and eyeshadows added to the rainbow.