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Unread 08-30-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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which is better for male contouring?

Which is better for contouring a male face, powder or cream?
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I personally like powder, but I've known some people to use a foundation/cream that is darker than their skintone for contour, but I imagine that'd be difficult to make look natural.
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Well, my question is, I found this and I'm curious if this will work as well as any powder.
http://www.makeupmedley.com/stage-sp...colors-0-5-oz/
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Well, my question is, I found this and I'm curious if this will work as well as any powder.
http://www.makeupmedley.com/stage-sp...colors-0-5-oz/
It probably could, also more colors for diversity for a more natural feeling. Just make sure you blend well so it doesn't look like your dirty or starving
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It probably could, also more colors for diversity for a more natural feeling. Just make sure you blend well so it doesn't look like your dirty or starving
Thanks! That's what I usually use, but I don't know if I'm getting the best results... is there a specific peoduxt you woukd reccomend for contouring?
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Unread 08-31-2013, 07:28 AM   #6
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It doesn't really matter, it's all just pigment and that's what matters.

Some people prefer one or the other and may find one easier to get the look they want with - it's really a matter of trying each on your face and seeing the what works for YOU and what you want to accomplish.

I've used both, I've used other things. It doesn't really matter to me as long as the colour is right - that's what's really important - you could get a "contour set" and one everyone seems to like but the colors might look awful on you. If I told you what I use, it wouldn't work for you because you're not as deathly pale as I am and we're probably going for different end aesthetics. Think of it like painting or other colour work like that - it's not any different just because it's makeup on a face!

It's also a matter of application and the control you have. Think about the difference between coloured pencils and airbrushing. How that relates to what makeup you choose is a function of personal preference for how you like to work on with the results you want.
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According NARS' head makeup artist (some long ridiculous title) UZO says creams are easier to work with for people new to contouring because its easier to blend out harsh edges with a brush, fingertips, sponges. Unless you need hard edges.

Powder requires a lot of blending and you can over-apply or not blend enough to the point its more like tiger stripes than contouring but any foundation (powder, liquid, etc) still on a brush can help diffuse it. >_< Its entirely preferential; I dislike creamy products because they can get melt-y when traveling as well as you could possibly over-apply and get cake face, but powder can be slowly built to a certain opacity/intensity—not so much with cream since that tends to be opaque all on its own. A major love/major hate is that cream is full coverage. Another benefit of cream is it looks more "natural," but I've seen powder contouring that looks natural too.

Both come in a variety of colors though. You can even use eyeshadows, something I've done before with great results. Powders can be powdery on application, cream can get cakey. Depends on what you're comfortable with.
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