Thursday, September 6, 2012

Contouring à la Kim Kardashian with Dr Hauschka and La Roche Posay

If there's one think Kim Kardashian can do, it's contour the livin' Jaysis out of her face and a couple of nights ago she posted photos of herself during and after the whole contour and highlight process.


I got to thinking.  I wanted to contour the livin' Jaysis out of my face, Lord knows I could use the help.  So after receiving these Pure Care Cover Sticks (€16.95) from the Dr Hauschka team last week and some concealer pen brushes from La Roche Posay (~€13 - will double check that) when in France, I thought what better way to show you how they work in a fun way.

Dr Hauschka Pure Care Cover Sticks: Top - 01 Natural, Middle - 02 Beige, Bottom - 03 Sand
Joining 01 Natural and 02 Beige, comes shade 03 Sand in the Pure Care Cover Sticks for the darker skinned ladies out there.  Promising to help heal your skin after blemishes, I'm currently testing Natural out on a whopper pimple that appeared on my face the other day.  I'll report back on the progress of said pimple.  What I can say so far is that once I warm the concealer up on the back of my hand, it becomes lovely and creamy and sits nicely over the second head I'm growing, hiding it from those who feel it necessary to point out things like that to you.  Like I didn't see it when it said Hi to me this morning?

Next is the La Roche Posay Toleriane Teint Concealer Pen-Brushes for fair skin, olive skin and there's a redness corrector too.  These are lovely and creamy and blend so easily.  You can use the redness corrector if you want to conceal a scar or rosacea whereas the regular concealers can be used to cover dark circles or imperfections.
La Roche Posay Toleriane Teint: Top - Concealer Pen Brush for fair skin, Middle - Concealer Pen Brush for Olive skin, Bottom - Redness Corrector Pen Brush.

So this is essentially what Kim K did, well, her make up artist anyway.  And let me preface this by saying I know I look nowt like Kimmy.  I just wanted to see how much make up I could actually put on my face without looking like a drag queen.  Turns out, a lot!


I applied a layer of foundation and then got contouring.  I started off by applying the Pure Care Cover Stick in shade 01 Natural where she has the proper white concealer.  I mean, that's actually white on her face!  But anyway, I did that and blended it in.  I then applied the Pure Care Cover Stick in shade 03 Sand under my cheekbones but it wasn't dark enough for what I wanted.  So on went a big layer of the Toleriane Teint Concealer Pen Brush for olive skin.  I applied it in the hollows of my cheeks and in my temples and blended the living daylights out of everything.


I don't think the lightest concealer from Dr Hauschka is light enough for what I was trying to do, but it's a gorgeous concealer if you're wanting to hide stuff.  I'd great craic basically applying a mask onto my face and wonder how our Kimmy can sit with all that on her mush every day!  Applying essentially a face full of concealer is not the best way to go through life but sure I think my skin looks pretty flawless! 


I'm loving both sets of concealers and I've no reason to have any blemishes forever!  You can find a full range of Dr Hauschka stockists here.  And you can find all things La Roche Posay in pharmacies nationwide.  

So tell moi, do you like to do a bit of contouring like Kim?
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  1. It's actually gorgeous on you but Sweet Jebus could you be bothered doing that every day? Can't be good for your visage.

    Kim is a beautiful girl & is nothing if not dedicated but, truth be told, no one looks as polished as she does without serious help.

    Great Post!

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    1. Oh God would you actually be able for that kinda work every day? Not at all! I couldn't wait to wash my face afterwards!

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  2. I saw these pics and immediately thought: "nah... that is too much PT for the mornings". Just as well she has an entourage to do all this for her, because my arms would be falling off me with all the blending needed.

    Have to say though, your skin is gorgeous, even without the concealer!

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    1. I hear ya Cindy, I'm a 5 minute make up kinda girl first thing in the morning!

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  3. If I had my own makeup artist on standby at all times, you can bet I'd have that done to my face nearly everyday! But me alone? It takes me long enough to get ready by washing my face, moisturizing, priming, apply bb cream/foundation, powder, then blush or bronzer!

    http://dolcellita.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm with you! Especially running out the door first thing in the morning, the effort of it all!

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  4. Defo have to give this a go! Never would have dreamed of trying it if you hadnt of done this haha!
    Maybe keep it for special occasions, at night? I dunno, I may think different after giving it a go! haha

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    1. I might try it going out some night (not that I ever go out!)

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  5. Good work! Gave the contouring a go myself today and said to our new make-up artist that we should definitely take some pics of it being done on a model for our FB. Definitely very interesting and does make a difference. Agree that it's a lot of bother though. I've had my make-up done a lot and never had any serious contouring done. Would be nice if it was practiced more by make up artists methinks.

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    1. Thanks Marissa :) Something to this effect is deffo a lot of trouble but I do a bit of contouring on the aul cheekbones with my bronzer. The massive contouring like our Kimmy is not an every day thing I agree!

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  6. Hey!

    This has blown my mind! You look amazing and deffo worth it for a big night out, one you have plenty of time to prepare for.

    This has actually proven to me how much of a boring make-up rut I am actually in. Deffo gonna try this this weekend.


    #KeepingUpWithTheKaren...

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    1. Haha I love it! That's totally my hashtag from now on ;) I think we're all in a make up rut at the moment, I need to venture out a bit more, especially for work and all...

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