HAC Makeup Popular Tips & Tricks Tutorials

WACK HAC

When I was learning how to HAC I made a plethora of mistakes. Some of them took me years to figure out so I thought I would help you guys skip to the chase in case anyone was missing some of the same things I was!

Don't be caught with bad contouring! She tells you what the most common fixes and mistakes are. AWESOME!

What I used:

Contour Do’s:
IIID Foundation in Walnut
Alternative option: NYX Blush in Taupe
NYX Eye Pencil in Taupe

Contour Don’ts:
Bare Minerals in Warmth (unless you are really warm and tan to begin with) or anything that isn’t a grayish brown

Highlight Do’s:
IIID Foundation in Sunlit
Alternate option Clinique Even Better Concealer in Buttermilk or Jane Irridale Lemon primer

Highlight Don’ts:
Anything too fair or cool toned.

Illuminator:
IIID Pretty in pearl

Have a fun weekend!

signature

You Might Also Like

116 Comments

  • Reply
    elaina
    February 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    what colour brown contacts are you wearing? There so many browns on the site but I love these ones 🙂

    • Reply
      Cara
      February 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      I’m not wearing any here! haha but my eyes sometimes look black because the pupils get so big in lower light!

  • Reply
    Blackgiraffe
    February 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve def been doing some wac HAC! I’m improving but this helps! Any updates on the giveaway?

    • Reply
      Blackgiraffe
      February 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      *Wack* BTW, I totally LOVE the solid beauty blender clenaser. It gets my BB cleaner than anything else I’ve tried!

    • Reply
      Cara
      February 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      I need to find out when those girls are gonna announce the winner! I’ll email them pronto:)

      • Reply
        Blackgiraffe
        February 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jessica
    February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    This is really helpful! Thank you! Love the shirt! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jen Carpenter
    February 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Great video, Cara! Oh, how I look forward to each and every one of your posts! 🙂 You mentioned using an illuminating powder with some coverage when you were applying under your eyes…what illuminating powder do you recommend? I’ve been using the Clinique concealer in Buttermilk as you suggested and love it. Looking forward to hearing your opinion 🙂 Thanks!

  • Reply
    Linda
    February 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Great video! Love your nail colour. What she’d is it? 🙂

  • Reply
    Miss Viola Swamp (@imaqt209421)
    February 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Lol I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of “wac hac” on TV lately so this post is super appropriate and relevant 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    liz @ btb on etsy
    February 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Well, I guess I’ve been doing my nose ALL WRONG. I feel like a dummy!

  • Reply
    Brooke
    February 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    What bronzer do you recommend using for contouring since the medium IIID foundation is out of stock? I have fair-medium skin, and I have been using MAC matte bronzer. Sometimes I think it is a little too orange.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    February 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Cara, Thank you so much for doing this great video. I too was not quite getting the nose right and this made a difference as well as all the other tips you included. Makes such a difference when you ” show us” versus explaining in words which can get sometimes get misinterpreted and we dont understand why ours doesnt look as good. Question-when wrinkles and creases are taking up real estate under our eyes – does the illuminater accentuate that on more mature skin?? I was using warmth as a contour – oops thanks for clarifying and the side by side video was perfect as this is tricky to explain! Your eyeshadow is beautiful in this video.

  • Reply
    Emerald Earrings
    February 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Your nose looks so much tinier in the “after”! My best HAC secret – I use a dark powder foundation for my contour shade. Much more natural looking than any bronzer and yet it still blends effortlessly with my fake tan 🙂

  • Reply
    Natalie
    February 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    What eye shadow are you wearing?? It’s perfect!

  • Reply
    Anna Belle
    February 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    This really helps – especially the nose! It’s so much easier to see mistakes and fixes than just see great examples (I think this applies to a lot of things in life!). One of the reasons that I contour is to slim my nose, so it’s important to me not to be accidentally be making it wider! Oops!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    February 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    What kind of pencil do you use for the nose contouring?

    • Reply
      Jen C.
      February 7, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Hey Alyssa! She uses the NYX Eye Pencil in Taupe (its listed with a link up under the “Contour Dos” in case you wanna buy it). Hope that helps 😉

  • Reply
    Tracy
    February 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    What are your thought on the Tarte bronzer in Park Avenue Princess for contouring?

    • Reply
      TracyJ
      February 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Yes, I was wondering the same thing!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    February 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    What do you recommend to do for a narrow nose? My nose is very thin with a bump and whenever I try to HAC it ends up looking even skinnier!

    • Reply
      Haley
      February 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      If you do a similar motion as the “Don’t” you can widen your nose. The contouring creates a false line to your nose, so if you contour more on the side and then make the highlighting line thicker you can achieve a wider looking nose. Look at the “Don’t” picture for a reference. Most people would kill to have your nose by the way ;)!

  • Reply
    Vicky
    February 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    So guilty of the nose thing. Thank you so much for the tips!!

  • Reply
    Liz Little
    February 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    What concealer did you use under your eyes? I’m guilty of the chalky, too pale of concealer!!

  • Reply
    Mari
    February 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Hi! Thanks for this post! It was really informative and while I checked the video I immediately noticed some basic mistakes that I do aswell. 😀 Another thing I wanted to mention is that I’m a new reader of your blog. I just found it today when Kate from The Small Things Blog linked your blog in one of her blog posts. Gotta say the name of your blog is just amazing! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren Peter
    February 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    This is so helpful! I love this tutorial so much!!

  • Reply
    Beth and Beauty
    February 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you so much for these tips! They will for sure be used here. Can’t wait until I am able to get my hands on IIID in medium. I appreciate you giving us alternative products we can use. You always keep it real! Cara, I would so appreciate if you can find the time, if you would go to my blog and give me your opinion on what my face shape is. I am thinking I have a heart shaped but not for sure, since I am older and gravity does work…LOL!!

    Beth
    bethandbeauty.com

  • Reply
    Allison
    February 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    What is your lipstick? It’s beautiful!

  • Reply
    Alexandra Aimee
    February 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Your waterline is so perfect! What eyeliner do you use?

    — Alex at Brainy Girls Beauty

  • Reply
    Glorya
    February 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Hola Cara, I haven’t forgotten my promise to you to share my pointers and/or ideas for social media marketing. I was in court for a couple of weeks. This weekend, I’ll sit down to draft my ideas to share with you. Are you still interested? Besos & Abrazos, Glorya

  • Reply
    Dana
    February 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Thank goodness you posted this…bareMinerals warmth and similar items have been the shade I’ve been trying to contour with (and I am Blonde hair/green eyes/fair skin)…no wonder I haven’t ended up with quite the same awesome results you always do!!

  • Reply
    jenc
    February 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Yup…. I’m guilty!! Thank you for this!!

  • Reply
    Lisandra Mathews
    February 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    That’s so funny you called out the don’t that I’ve done- Bare Minerals in Warmth. Great tutorial! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Mara
    February 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you soooo much for this video! Whenever contouring is mentioned in a magazine or beauty blog or on youtube, it’s always about making your face look thinner. For a while I didn’t “believe” in HACing because I was under the impression that it was ONLY to make your facer look thinner. I am a HACing “convert” now thanks to you 😉

  • Reply
    Kelly
    February 7, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I am SO guilty of some of these – I used to highlight with my NARS bronzer, bad move!

  • Reply
    Melania
    February 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Cara!
    Are bahama mama and hoola do’s or don’ts for contouring?

  • Reply
    Jessica
    February 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I love your blog, love the tutorials and think you are such a sweet person. Unfortunately I have a much lighter complexion and a rounder face so I’m not able to use everything you show, but I have learned a lot and wanted to thank you.

  • Reply
    Samantha
    February 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    One of your best videos!! Thank you thank you

  • Reply
    Quimby
    February 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for the tips!! Always so helpful!!! I’m a fan of Nars Laguna Bronzer for contouring!!!

  • Reply
    thefurniturefinder
    February 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Great tips, thanks! I just ordered the illuminator, so I’m looking forward to playing with my makeup when it arrives!

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    February 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Cara!
    Thank you so much for this tutorial, I definitely needed it! Your videos are the best out there. Also, I was wondering the same thing. Is Hoola a good bronzer to use for contouring? I feel like it’s too orange and migut exchange it for something else.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Scarrow
    February 8, 2014 at 4:48 am

    What eye shadow color are you wearing in this video? It is beautiful!

  • Reply
    Brenda
    February 8, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Hey I would like to know if there are different rules for woman of clot and would love to see more examples three different ones like Kerry Washington , Michelle Obama , and Beyoncé for clot ranges. Many times for woman of color the shades are too light or way top dark. Need perfect match. Thanks

  • Reply
    Dianne
    February 8, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Thanks, Cara, for this video. I’ve so been doing the “Bert and Ernie” nose! I love how genuine you are. You are so beautiful inside and out.

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    February 8, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Hi Cara,
    Could you please do a post on how to contour a crooked nose? I’d like to make my nose look smaller and straighter, but when I try to HAC it, the bend just looks more prominent. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Katherine Tirrell
    February 8, 2014 at 6:41 am

    This was super helpful!! I recently bought the loreal true match in the deep cool and the maybelline dream lumi in ivory based on things you have said in past posts. Do you still feel like those are good to use? Also you are so gorgeous!

  • Reply
    beautelush
    February 8, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Cara where do you get the cute distressed tees! I need some in my life.

    xox

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    February 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I have a lot of people tell me that my contouring looks awful but now I know why I was doing it all wrong ughh. back to the drawing board. Thanks for the video!

  • Reply
    Carlie Lawrence
    February 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Absolutely LOVE your IID Foundation…ordered it right away!! What I have found to be another GREAT contouring color is Chanel eyeshadow in Slate. a bit pricey, but the color is PERFECT.
    If you could ever find a dupe for that, I would be forever grateful!!

  • Reply
    blusher12
    February 8, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I love the tip to use a pencil for nose contouring. Does anyone know of a dupe for the NYX Eye Pencil in Taupe? Even we have NYX in Vancouver, I haven’t found the one that Cara recommends.

  • Reply
    dana
    February 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

    thank you so much for this post and for updating us on when the medium will be in stock. I hope you are restocking big because lots and lots of fans are wanting it. especially me!! lol

  • Reply
    dana
    February 8, 2014 at 10:23 am

    contouring to me is not hard whats hard for me is finding the right color . I have seen several of your video post for HAC all for different looks. I have bought the rimmel, nyx light matte bronzer, and cover girl cool shade true blend. with any of these, do you think they are versatile for any face color?

  • Reply
    miki
    February 8, 2014 at 10:50 am

    awesome tutorial!! That was so great! 🙂

  • Reply
    Beth
    February 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

    This was super helpful!

  • Reply
    Amy
    February 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for this!! And I Totally saw you crossing a crosswalk at the Salt Lake City airport, and I was totally starstruck ;). I was almost ready to roll down my window and be like, “I love you Kara!” and ya, I would’ve looked crazy, lol.
    Love your stuff!!

  • Reply
    Melissa
    February 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Haha!! I laughed out loud – one time I used Bare Minerals warmth to contour… and a few hours later caught my reflection in a mirror = oompa loompa Zebra. Thanks for the tips!! You are beautiful, love love love getting your emails, they brighten my day. Thank you.

  • Reply
    NATASA
    February 8, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    HI CARA,I LOVE YOUR SITE…I CAN’T FIND NYX OR BAHAMA MAMA IN MY COUNTRY. ANY OTHER OPTIONS FOR CONTOURING?MAYBE FROM MAC OR MAYBELLINE,THAT IS EASY TO FIND?

    • Reply
      Dora
      February 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Hi,
      I’m not Cara, but I use Mac Sculpting Powder in the shade Sculpt. It is the perfect brown-grey to create the appearance of a shadow. I am NW25.

      • Reply
        NATASA
        February 9, 2014 at 2:44 am

        THANK YOU DORA ,I’LL CHECK IT OUT.WHICH ILLUMINATOR DO YOU USE?

        • Reply
          Dora
          February 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

          Hi Natasa,
          I haven’t found the perfect illuminator yet. I use TheBalm’s–I think the name is Mary-loumanizer-but I have to use a light hand. I would prefer a liquid one, since I think they are more subtle, and am thinking of trying Cara’s. I do love the Mac Sculpt that I mentioned for contouring. It is the same tone as TheBalm’s Bahama Mama but is slightly lighter, so it is easy to blend it to look natural.

          • NATASA
            February 11, 2014 at 3:51 am

            HI DORA,THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWERS.I BOUGHT THE MAC SCULPT AND IT LOOKS SO NATURAL.I AM STILL LOOKING FOR A GOOD ILLUMINATOR THOUGH.THANKS AGAIN.

  • Reply
    Kristin Lanclos
    February 8, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Hi ma’am…. I just ordered the hac kit. Does it come with some type of instruction? I got the whole kit n kaboodle and kinda got hac’ing down. Just want to make sure I’m getting the most out of the products Thank you!

    • Reply
      catherine crain
      February 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      she has a video on it using her HAC! 🙂

  • Reply
    Gabi
    February 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve recently started using bronzer, a very cheap one at that, and find that even after vigorous blending it looks blotchy. Also, I happen to have yellowish undertones and so my bronzer just looks like dark blush! How do I avoid this and what should I look for in the future when buying makeup?

    • Reply
      Julia
      February 9, 2014 at 7:36 am

      won’t work with cheap bronzer! try the balm bahama mama, nyx taupe (that’s a good cheap one!) or benefit hoola. i have yellow undertones and those work
      good luck 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura
    February 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I have a bump in my nose that is more prominent one side that I’m at a loss of how to contour. It seems when I try to contour it it ends up making the bump more prominent. Should I be trying to contour closer towards midline?

    • Reply
      Cait
      February 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

      I also have a pump- I broke it when I was a kid, and when I try to contour, the bump throws my line off and makes my nose look even more off balance.

  • Reply
    maddie
    February 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I love the photos, but I worry that if I HACed to this extent, I would look RIDICULOUS in person. Do you feel that you still look natural in person?

  • Reply
    gingererin
    February 9, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I love all the makeup posts, you can never learn enough about makeup, but I actually really miss all the old hair tutorials. Will you be doing any more of those? I know with the curling and all, maybe it seems redundant, but I used to love those so much.

  • Reply
    Amy James
    February 9, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Great post. I just made this mistake last week when my husband and I had our date night! I also use a pretty cheap bronzer, so I’m probably going to have to make an adjustment in that department and step it up a bit.

  • Reply
    Cait
    February 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I’ve been using Hoola for contouring- Is this a do of don’t? I have really dark hair and brown eyes but my complexion is very fair and freckly.

  • Reply
    carla
    February 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I just found your blog and i love it!!!!
    Thanks for the make up tips:)))

    http://styleloveandsushi.blogspo.com

  • Reply
    Merisa
    February 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Cara, I have extremely sensitive skin that breaks out in itchy red hives when I try certain foundations and bronzer etc. But I am dying to try your hac pack. The only option I have found so far is almay foundation and other products from them. Could you help me put together my own hac pack using their products? I would so appreciate it! Xo

  • Reply
    Sandy
    February 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for addressing “gaunt.” I am 48 and recently put on 10 pounds because you lose volume in your face as you age. Keeping the same weight as when you were 20/30 does not work well now unless you want to have a face like a skeleton. You don’t have to be fat, but you can’t be real skinny either. The technique you mentioned to add “plumpness” to the cheek area is helpful to someone my age who is needs “volume” more than anything else.

    I stumbled onto this website and laughed when you called it “contouring” – I call it “structural changes.” I had brain surgery and use dark versus light to help my left eye look like my right eye (brain surgery was left frontal temporal.) It does work too…and I have not needed plastic surgery to correct it. The makeup shading or what I call “structural changes” in the eye area also help with aging by bringing out and making one focus on the best you have to offer and receding what isn’t so great ; )

    As I get older, it gets harder and you really have to work at it. It takes time to find and study what is truly effective and effort to prefect execution– but the payoff is there which makes the endeavor worthwhile.

    Thanks for the tips as well as the insightful posts on what truly makes one beautiful – which is giving of ourselves to help others for without that you are just a beautiful decorated but useless soul.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Reply
    Sandy
    February 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Excuse the typo! I meant, “Beautifully decorated but useless soul.”

  • Reply
    Links da Semana | Não nasci diva
    February 10, 2014 at 5:34 am

    […] resisto a um post sobre contorno e iluminação! Menos ainda quando a Cara explica o que fazer e o que não […]

  • Reply
    Lurenzia Mack
    February 10, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Can you do a dos and don’t for african american skin.

  • Reply
    Addie
    February 10, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Yay! Thank you for this! I felt like I had been doing some things wrong but just couldn’t figure out what – now I know! Thank you!!

  • Reply
    Jennifer S.
    February 11, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Can you do a tutorial on your eye make-up?

  • Reply
    Melissa
    February 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Cara, can you explain how to contour the chin/jaw for a round/heart shaped face? Mine seems to fall between the 2, but my chin is slightly more rounded so I’d like to make it appear slimmer and give my jawline more definition. I love your contouring tips! Thank you!

  • Reply
    mallery
    February 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Hi my name is mallery! Cara I was wondering when medium was going to come in i really wanna buy it !!! A few months is too long!!!

  • Reply
    mallery
    February 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    How dark is the dark wondering if I could use that!

  • Reply
    Maja
    February 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Great video- thanks for all the tips!! Could you Cara or someone else please recommend any other options for warm cream highlighters, also from the drugstore? Thanks a lot in advance!!

  • Reply
    BeautyByStarlet
    February 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Love this contouring post!!!! Great tips and information!!

  • Reply
    Malyri
    February 14, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    This is sooo crazy, but im looking at your shirt and necklace and i think we are wearing the same outfit from Express!! I have that same necklace.. and I cant see your full shirt but the part i can see looks identical! “Armed and Chic” !? how funny that I’m watching this..and wearing the same thing! 🙂

  • Reply
    Michelle
    February 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks! Great tutorial!

  • Reply
    Liv
    February 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Loving it!!! Such à shame a lot of your products are not. for sale in the netherlands :(((
    And yes yes yes please tell us the rest of your make up. Eyes lips…..

    Thanks for everything

  • Reply
    Katia
    February 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Is your make up tested on animals? I don’t see PETA or Cruelty Free button on the page where you order the foundation. I hope not because i want to buy it

  • Reply
    Cindy Gibson
    February 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I’m so confused…I’ve been using Bahama mama since your last HAC VIDEO…..is that a don’t now????

    • Reply
      Cara
      February 20, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      No I think as long as it isn’t too dark for you its a good bronzer for it cause it’s on the ashy side! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sheila
    February 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    What eye makeup are you wearing? Is there a video on how to do it?

  • Reply
    Maddison
    February 26, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I love this video I definutely made pretty much every single one of those mistakes starting out!

  • Reply
    Shelley Farias
    March 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I would like to know if you have tried Younique’s 3D Fiber lashes? They enhance your own lashes 300% I would love to send you some, my website is below for more information about Younique.
    Shelley

  • Reply
    S
    March 5, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Love this video and this blog. Do you think you could do a makeup look that Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City might do? Thanks!

  • Reply
    Lyn
    March 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Please keep me updated on the Medium IIID foundation pack! I really want to give your stuff a shot! 🙂

  • Reply
    Anna
    March 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    OMG! The amount of make up you put on your face is UNreal!! Doesn’t it feel/look as if you’ve just caked it on? And if someone touches your face, do they get all smudgey?

  • Reply
    Madie
    March 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Your so gorgeous, Cara!! Thank you so much for all your tips and videos! Your awesome!! 🙂

  • Reply
    FIONA BROOKS
    March 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

    ohhh interesting! ive definitely made this mistake before!!!
    FIONA
    http://www.fionabrookslifestyle.com/

  • Reply
    Camila
    March 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    You are gorgeous! What is the lipstick?

  • Reply
    Tracy Davis
    April 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I am very interested in purchasing your III3, but am hesitant to over the internet without some sort of consultation on what shade to get. I recently was skin ID matched at Sephora, and was wondering if there was some way to compare my skin ID to your shades to determine what color to buy.

    My color ID was 3Y05, which corresponds to MAKE UP FOR EVER
    HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 120 Soft Sand. (As a reference.)

    Thanks for your help!

    • Reply
      Julia
      July 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      You’re definitely medium!! I am the exact same shade as you and thats what I use.

  • Reply
    Lily T
    May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    You’re so nice 🙂

  • Reply
    Jessica B.
    May 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Great tips! You mentioned what do do for conturing/highlighting slimmer faces and I think you mentioned a square face once too, but what about for round faces?

  • Reply
    Jessica
    June 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

    What HAC colors do you recommend for someone with naturally very fair skin?

  • Reply
    Mary Cole
    June 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Gorgeous, as always, and so EASY to follow! Love, love, love your videos. I’m wondering like the last person about very fair skin, I remember you have a post on Pinterest about that. Going to look there. I’m going to try these ideas tomorrow!

  • Reply
    Poppin' Baubles: Bronzer Babe
    July 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    […] An area that’s often overlooked is bronzer for you body. Beauty pros will tell you about applying here and not there blah blah blah but honestly, to get that summer glow you can pretty much apply it anywhere (as long as you BLEND!). Here are two of our favorites: Lorac TANtalizer and Victoria’s Secret Instant Glow Bronzing Mousse The TANtalizer gives skin a golden shimmer and the Bronzing Mousse adds color and a faint glittery shimmer. *For great highlighting and contouring how-tos check out this blog. […]

  • Reply
    Kelli Hyatt
    August 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

    That unibrow though….

  • Reply
    Ashleigh.Michelle
    September 8, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Your tutorials are always so helpful. I’m trying to start contouring my face too, and I noticed some of the mistakes I’ve been making. Thanks so much for the tips!

  • Reply
    Jentry Dixon
    November 21, 2014 at 4:37 am

    I’m trying to find the brush you are using & for the life of me I can’t find what brand it is anywhere. 🙂 what’s the brand of the brush with the two ends called? I need it in my life pronto 🙂
    thanks!

  • Reply
    Leesha Harington
    December 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Cara! Thank you for this video. I’m still a beginner with make-up and haven’t tried contouring before, but I’m definitely interested in giving it a go now.

    I’m just a bit confused at when I’m supposed to do the contouring part? (Did I mention I’m a beginner beginner?) When should I do foundation or concealer to create a clean canvas, is that added before everything else? Should I still use a moisturiser and what about sunscreen? And at what point should I do my eye-makeup?

    Thanks!!

  • Reply
    Sana Nurani - Vancouver Mobile Wedding Makeup Artist
    March 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I find it easiest to HAC with powders – this is also good for people who just don’t have much time in the morning.
    I start by applying my foundation all over my face, then I use a highlight powder by Anastasia Beverly hills in Banana (its a yellow tone), and I apply that under my eyes, on my forehead, above my jaw and on my chin. For the contour I use Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting powder. Its a grew-brown, not a red-brown. Red-browns are very unflattering.

  • Reply
    sherry
    April 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I love this look. I also like how it can save me time in the mornings. I use foundation and a highlighter by mac. For contouring, I use my contour kit from measurabledifference.com

  • Reply
    Deidre
    September 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I have you HAC set and have used it a couple of times…I’m having issues with it showing every imperfection on my face. I followed your blog on how to get a “buffed” makeup look but it still shows everything. Any suggestions you have would be great!

  • Reply
    falso cartier anelli fidanzamento
    November 8, 2016 at 7:49 am

    falso cartier anelli fidanzamento

    cartierbraceletlove Jura’s brew unit is made out of plastic, so “no heating of the plastic” statement for Jura is incorrect. I agree that the machine like Jura eventually pays off, but it doesn’t seem to lower the risk of plastic exposure.

  • Reply
    bracciali uomo cartier falso
    November 16, 2016 at 4:09 am

    bracciali uomo cartier falso

    cartierbraceletlove Por nada. Espero que le haya sido útil la información.

  • Reply
    replica tag heuer watches for women
    November 20, 2016 at 1:45 am

    replica tag heuer watches for women

    Thanks so much for pointing this out!

  • Leave a Reply