How To Contour To Look Less Ill

Hey Crohnies!

Sorry for not posting in a while but I’ve had a lot going on, had to have some staples removed from my stoma (don’t even ask how they got there, we don’t know!) and now dealing with my first flare up since my ileostomy surgery.

As you can tell I’m not exactly looking top notch these days, here’s a look of me without any make up, I look really pale and feel and look rather crappy!  


As you can see in the picture I’m using the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (£5-8 depending on where you buy it) as a base for the contouring.

Here is a list of the make up I used in this look. 


I used a foundation brush to cover all over my face and blend into my neck to avoid any lines.

Next I got out my Smashbox Contouring Kit (£35 from boots) and includes a very handy little contouring brush. 


Firstly I highlighted the brow bone, above the cheeks, under the eyes (hides bags), bridge of the nose and Cupid’s bow. 

Then used the contouring colour (darkest colour) to contour the hollows of the cheeks, jawline, sides of the nose and chin as you can see in the next pictures




I then blended it all together to be less dramatic. Remember to blend outwards. Throw in all the rest of my make up, I used a dark drown eyeshadow to darken my brows to match my hair, used th In The Nude Eyeshadow Palate (£4 Watt Brothers) to cover my whole eye in the lightest shade, used the medium brown to cover the bottom half of the lid, darkest brown to blend it all together and the black to find like the top lid. I used a black mascara very similar to the Estée Lauder Sumptuous Infinite mascara but I got it in a set at Christmas and I LOVE it!  (Estée Lauder £21)  


There you go, here’s my contouring make up look, I feel more like myself when I have my make up on, plus the full coverage of the makeup means it hides my med induced spots which have popped up recently and hides scars (like above my left eyebrow) pretty well. 

Hope you like them and have a lovely weekend 🙂 

Jen x

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