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I feel like highlighting and contouring became more mainstream after pictures of +Kim Kardashian and her MUA sculpting her features surfaced on her Instagram page. Suddenly it wasn't so foreign, everyone was purchasing Ben Nye's Banana Powder and tutorials were popping up all over youtube on how to achieve her look. While I am not here to teach you how to apply sculpting products, I am going to tell you that it is so easy I have incorporated it into my everyday makeup look. It's no different than adding blush. This one little palette makes everything else look better because of the implied presence of depth in my facial features.
Sculpting is all about placement and blending but just as important are the tools you are using. As an example, if your brush isn't firm enough, you could have contour powder spread to places you are trying to highlight. Perhaps you're thinking about using an 'extra' blush brush for your highlight powder; the wide bristle surface could interferes with product placement under your eyes or around the small curves of your nose.
You can't deny the results, they speak for themselves. Are you using sculpting techniques when you apply your facial makeup? What product(s) are you currently using and why are they your go-to? xoxo •Nancy-Lee