Beauty Diaries- Highlight and Contouring for Darker Skin Tones
highlight contour dark skin
It really grinds my gears when I try to ask people at a makeup counter or a makeup artist how to contour my face and they write me off with a one step solution, or dont really have a solution at all…like overloading on highlighter or not knowing what kinds of blush to use to create the most contrast for darker skin.
Well after a lot of experimentation  I have come up with a fool proof routine that I use when I want to highlight and contour my face. I normally like a lot on contrast and this method provides a great balance of light and dark.
(for my updated routine click here)
So here you go: a Highlight & Contour Tutorial for Darker Skin Tones
Heres what I used in this tutorial:
highlight contour dark skin
1. Blending Sponge
2. MAC Blush in Raizin
3. Sonia Kashuk Multi- Purpose Brush
4. Elf Angled Foundation Brush
5. Elf Blush Brush
6. Elf Concealer Brush
7. MAC Foundation Brush (190SE)
8. MAC Cream Color Base in Hush
9. Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream Palette- Number 4
10. Makeup Forever HD Liquid Foundation in N178
Step 1: Take the lightest color in the Makeup Forever Cream Palette and apply it as a highlighter from under your eye to your cheek bone.
highlight contour dark skin
Step 2: Apply your foundation on top to create a natural looking highlight.
highlight contour dark skin
Step 3: Take the darkest color from the Makeup Forever palette and apply with the angled foundation brush under your cheek bone, parallel to your jaw line and blend with blending sponge.
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
Step 4: Apply MAC Raizin Blush on top of your dark cream base to create an even greater contour. Blend as needed.
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
Step 5: Apply a thin line of light cream base from the makeup forever palette under your dark color
highlight contour dark skin
& blend.
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
For the very last step, use a multi purpose brush, or just your finger to lightly blend in the MAC Hush Cream Base on top of your highlight area for a slight sheen.
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
And voila! A nicely contoured face.
highlight contour dark skin
P.S. For a little extra contouring I apply a line of light colored Makeup Forever creme base in the middle of my nose and then use a darker color on the outsides and blend.
highlight contour dark skin
 Finished Look
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
highlight contour dark skin
What do you guys use to highlight & contour your face?
Hope this post could help you out or give you some tips and ideas! =]
XXXXXO Ofunne
Back to the Basics
Wore this on my last day in Vegas. 
It was certainly a uniquely poppin experience per usual and I loved spending quality time with my girls. The 4 days spent in Sin City are prolly enough to get me through the next year or so hah. 

Sunnies, Top & Sweat Shorts- H&M; Sandals- Prabal Gurung for Target; Clutch- Gift
We drove back home and caught the most AMAZING views of the sunset. Check some of em out below, I was seriously in awe. Not to mention I absolutely adore sunrises & sunsets!

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Vegas MDW Day 3

Top- Forever 21; Shorts- DIY**; Snapback- Tomfoolery Inc. ; Purse- Nigeria; Necklace- H&M; Shoes- lolashoetique.com; Sunnies- Forever 21
** A note about these shorts- they were originally dark jeans and took FOREVER to get all the way white. I left them in bleach overnight for two nights in a row, and while they are super cute, the bleach did compromise the quality of the shorts…just a word of caution. 
I think it is still worth it though, I just have to step into them carefully, lol!
 Vegas has A LOOOOOT of tomfoolery goin on there!
Last call for PARTY TIME!!

Dress- Forever 21; Shoes- Steve Madden; Necklace- Melody Ehsani

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VEGAS MDW- Day 2
 Dress- H&M; Purse- H&M; Shoes- Steve Madden; Love Necklace- Aldo
Swimsuit top- ASOS.com; Swim Bottoms- American Apparel
It was a struggle trying to find a high waisted swim suit, let me tell ya! I originally wanted a hot pink bottom but it was sold out at both TopShop and American Apparel and I couldn’t find any hot pink ones on ASOS…but I ended up falling in love with this mint one, especially the way it pops on my skin. (if I see a pink one though, im snatching it up quick fast!)

Big Sean did his thing, I was hoping to see his gf Naya Rivera though…girl crush alert!

PARTY TIME!

Dress- H&M; Heels- Forever 21; Clutch- ASOS; Necklace- Melody Ehsani

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Vegas MDW- Day 1
WARNING WARNING: The next few posts will be verrrryy picture heavy…but I think thats kind of a good thing. 😉
I just got back from Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas and while it was super fun and amazing, I am also super exhausted! It was worth it though, I love my girls!
Day 1
 
Top & Shorts- Forever 21; Bag- Zara; Sunnies,Necklace, Bracelet- H&M; Sandals- Calvin Klein (can you believe I got these beauties at Ross..I love finds like that!)
me and my sissy <3
run that shit back!
My bikini top is from Victoria’s Secret but I got my bottom online at ASOS. I ended up not liking it though, a little too frilly for me.
PICs

PARTY TIME!

Top- Foreign Exchange; Skirt- Boohoo; Heels- Target; Belt- Cotton On; 

the ladies 
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