My Cream Contouring Routine (Daytime)

Daytime Contouring

After I posted my review of the Kjaer Weis Highlighter, Radiance, I received quite a few requests to show how I contour my face using Kjaer Weis cream products. They are what I use most of the time for my daytime makeup, as they fade throughout the day more evenly than powders, and give a more effortless look. I also like how cream makeup products tend not to crease as much as powders on my skin (30+ ladies know what I am talking about). I usually reserve powders for evenings or for occasions when I want my makeup to look a tad stronger. During the daytime, I do not like to look like I tried too hard, and often apply just a few products using my fingers (trying to be as quick as possible, too). Those days in Italy when I could and would spend a good 30+ minutes doing my makeup are forever gone…

I know some people like to go a bit heavier to get more definition, but this is the amount of product that I am comfortable wearing during the day. I find that in the day light, even little makeup can look like it’s too much and I am very conscious about it.

For the purpose of showing you where I apply the products, I used some brushes, even though most days I use my fingers. Fingers apply the product quickly and their warmth makes the products blend beautifully. The brushes I used are all from Real Techniques, and they are all made with synthetic hair, which works well with cream products.

1. Flat starting face (foundation only)


My cheekbones are slightly prominent already, but not that much, so I like to use a little makeup to enhance and define. In this photo I am wearing the Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Illusion, a medium golden shade, which I have applied on freshly moisturized skin. I have actually come up with a method for moisturizing my skin before makeup using face oils that has been working exceptionally well and I plan on sharing it soon.

2. Contour with cream blush Abundance


Starting from the center of the ear, I lightly apply Abundance following the natural line under my cheekbones. I try not to go past the imaginary line that goes from the outer corner of my eye going down. I apply very little product using the contour brush.


3. Blend

… Like there is no tomorrow. If you apply too much, grab your foundation brush (in the photo I used the Real Techiniques buffing brush), and blend. If necessary, add a little foundation which will blend and cover the excess product.



 4. Highlighter Radiance


Using the Real Techniques setting brush, I apply the highlighter on my cheekbones. This is very light-handed, as I really don’t want to look like a disco ball. Some days I only apply it on the cheekbones, while other days I bring it up a little toward the temples, forming a C-shape.


5. Blush


I am loving this Kjaer Weis pink blush called Embrace*, which I have already mentioned here. I used the Real Techniques blush brush to apply it, even though I find it a little too big for blush application. I apply it on the apples of my cheeks and then blend it upward toward the temples.


That’s it. I find that this is just enough for my daytime makeup, which by the way, takes me as little as 5 minutes.

Would you like to see my evening version of it, too?

The Kjaer Weis products I used are available at leVert Beauty.

*PR Sample