WRITERS, BLOGGERS, PROS AND PEEPS WHO KNOW THEIR BEAUTY STUFF
A/W ’11 New York: Getting to know Mrs Contour’s baby sister.
Thu, 17 February 2011 3:43PM
I’m a sucker for no-makeup-looking makeup. You know the kind that leaves skin looking exactly how you wish it was naturally, dewy, well-rested and defined in all the right places? When the Contouring craze hit our shores in early 2010, I carried on like a kid jacked-up on jelly beans for weeks, overwhelmed with excitement at the idea of being able to forge ’80s supermodel cheekbones and a perfectly-golden glow using just a bronzer.
Fast forward to right this minute and even though ‘touring, like bold-lippie and eyes is still Major, there’s been a MASSIVE shift to soft, effortless-looking makeup for a fresh change. I like to think of it as Mrs Contour’s prettier, more approachable younger sister. I’ve met her a few times this week and already told her how fabulous and welcoming you Primpers are, so she’s pumped to meet you.
Strong brows + pared-back lip + defined cheeks = day made.
Take a deep breath, Primpers, because these shots of Miss Soft Contouring 2011 at Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta are going to knock your gym sockets off.
And the best bit? Unlike last season’s androgynous-like contouring, this time around, it’s all about mixing pink-based blushes with honey bronzers along the cheekbone for subtle definition that’s more English-Rose, than striking Robert Palmer model.
The other beauty with this look is that you can go to town with the rest of your makeup, partnering it with a statement lip or eye, or keep things fresh with a nude lip. The choices are endless. Follow the models lead above and blot out the lips with concealer, before patting on a soft-pink lippie. The cream-undertones in the concealer stop lippie from looking too powerful and give it extra staying power.
So, does Miss Soft Contouring look like someone you’d want to hang out with?
Have you ever tried mixing your blush and bronzer together for a similar finish?
Words: Eliza Ashe.
Posted by: Eliza Ashe