Is little to no makeup the new thing? YES! So if your wondering why you’re favorite stars are wearing less it’s because they took contouring out of their makeup routines. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian-West, Nicki Minaj, supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner are a few that has spoken out about wearing less. The infamous Kim Kardashian-West stunned the world with her contouring routine video in 2012. Fast forward to now she admits to Vogue “it’s more about non-touring, like real skin with less make-up on it.”
In the past couple of years, contouring has taken the beauty industry by storm. It was a Hollywood secret that got exposed once viral videos entered the world. Contouring is a beauty technique used to define and enhance different features. By placing warm tones in areas where you want to create a slimming effect such as the hollows of your cheeks, sides of your nose and around your temples. This was the answer for everyone who wanted to opt out of plastic surgery!
What is non-touring? Yes, it’s another beauty trend! However, this trend might stay around a little longer this upcoming fall. The non-touring trend makes your skin look fresh and healthy. It’s only a three step process to have a flawless look. You’re replacing heavy makeup with lighter liquids and less powders. All you need is an illuminating primer, tinted moisturizer and highlighter. If you need additional coverage you can add your color corrector before applying your tinted moisturizer. Simple, right?
Here are the three/four step process.
Step 1: Apply your favorite illuminating primer. #KontrolBeautyPick (Laura Mercier ‘Radiance Foundation Primer, Retail: $19.00-36.00)
Optional Step: Apply any color corrector or concealer to problem areas. #KontrolBeautyPick (NYX Color Correcting Palette, Retail: $11.99)
Step 2: Apply your tinted moisturizer. #KontrolBeautyPick (NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $44.00)
Step 3: Apply your favorite highlighter. #KontrolBeautyPick (Becca Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Palette, Retail: $38.00)
As shown above the main point of non-touring is to highlight the face that replaces contouring. First, you use an illuminating primer and smooth it onto your skin. This will instantly brighten your skin and leave it smooth, radiant and flawless. Secondly, you apply your tinted moisturizer of choice to even out your skin. Tinted moisturizers are used to leave a natural glow to the skin with a hint of color, they are very lightweight and hydrating. Lastly, is add your highlighter. Place your highlighter on the points of your face that reflect the sun. Your completed look will leave your skin looking youthful and lively!