I definitely try to err on the more natural side when it comes to makeup, so for my first foray into contouring I decided to try out the step-by-step contour stick trio by Smashbox. The sticks come with a reference sheet detailing instructions for five different face shapes. Once I determined my face shape, I followed the pattern to draw the contouring lines on my face. I went ahead and just used my fingers to blend everything together (*always using upward motions) starting with the highlight, then the contour, and finally the bronzing. I added a translucent powder to set everything, and just like that I was ready for a night out in one of my favorite LBDs (see full outfit post here). I think from beginning to end it only took me about 5 minutes total, which is surprising because even my liquid eye liner takes longer than that!
c/o SMASHBOX step-by-step contour stick trio | MILLY ciao bella tee | SILENCE + NOISE body con tank dress | TOPSHOP eagle necklace (old.) | BAUBLE BAR double dipper ear crawler set | VITA FEDE titan bracelets