|Inglot Cream concealer number 73|
The word contouring fills me with both fear and excitement. There are days when my contouring is seriously on the ball, and then there are days that I look like I have given myself a 5 o clock shadow! Ever since Kim K posted the famous picture of her contouring routine, we have all gone contouring mad. There are times I actually believe that if I could just get my contouring right, I will look like Kimmy. Wishful thinking I know.
With contouring we are trying to not only look like Kim, but to create the illusion of cheekbones. Most of us aren’t blessed with the sculpted cheeks of Kate Moss, so instead have to rely on the magic of makeup to create this look. I have lovely pudgy cheeks, not a cheekbone in sight and in my hunt for the cheekbones, I have tried many different products suitable for contouring. My favourite of these being the Inglot AMC cream concealer in number 73.
|Blank Canvas F30|
When contouring, you want to use a concealer or foundation that is 2-3 tones darker than your normal foundation. As you can see from the pictures, this concealer is pretty dark, but it is through application and blending that the colour becomes more natural looking. This concealer is seriously pigmented. You only need a tiny amount to create the contoured look. I mean think of a small amount and then go 10 times smaller. To apply, I dip the edge of my Blank Canvas F30 brush into the pot and run the colour from the top of my ear, down into the hollows of my cheeks. I blend it out using either the F30 or my favourite blending brush, the Inglot 4ss. Everybody contours in their own special way, and at some point I will blog about how I contour.
The concealer comes in a small plastic pot with a black lid on top. I love that it is plastic, because the amount of times I have dropped this is unreal. The pot contains 5.5 grams of product and considering you only use the tiniest amount, this pot will last for ages.
The texture is lovely and creamy and blends beautifully into the skin. It is long lasting and looks natural, when you blend it in properly.
Like most Inglot products, it doesn’t cost a bomb. Most budget concealers cost around the €10 mark, so when you look at the amount of product you are getting for €15, I think this is a serious bargain.
As far as cream contouring goes, I really love this concealer. I use it with my Mac pro long wear concealer for highlighting, the Mac prep + prime pen and I finish my look of with Nars Laguna bronzer and the Inglot sparkling dust. A lot of products, but the result always looks well.