I’ve taken a new interest in contouring, even though I don’t think it suits me. The whole things started when I recently got my makeup done for my friend’s wedding since I was the Maid Of Honor. The makeup artist contoured my face heavily since pictures were going to be taken; however, I did appreciate the effects it gave me in photographs. I noticed that forehead and nose contouring helped me out a lot, lol. :)
Since then, I’ve been looking around for products that suit me. I tried MAC Harmony and was convinced by the makeup artist that it suited me really well. However, I noticed that it’s quite reddish and really stands out against my skin since I’m so fair. If the tone leaned more towards more brownish or even a yellow-brown shade it would probably suit my skin much more.
Along with MAC Harmony, I also picked up Lightsweep. It’s a “micro-fine powder that accents and emphasizes the high planes of the face.” Because it was recently released along with other shaping powders, Lightsweep is a version that is more “warm beige with fine pearl” than anything else. I really enjoy this product surprisingly; it’s not totally a highlighter because it’s not stark and white/ish. It’s a warm-toned finely-milled face powder that has the slightest hint of shimmer. It highlights the skin with a soft and delicate sheen. I like that it isn’t sparkley or glittery, and I really appreciate how it doesn’t come across as greasy or oily-looking. I’ve also read that you can apply this underneath your eye are to set under-eye concealer, and when worn alone, it can brighten the under-eye area without looking unnatural (like with powders that are too pink or too yellow).
Out of the two products, I’d suggest getting Lightsweep if you’re looking for a subtle highlighter for your face. I didn’t really like MAC Harmony at all and felt that it didn’t really serve its purpose as a contouring kind of powder. For those who have more olive/medium skin tones, I think it will be great as a blush. What are some other bronzer/contouring recommendations?