Do you know how to highlight and contour your face? Want an alternative to layers of heavy makeup? I stumbled upon Seint Beauty cream foundation palettes last month. It’s a makeup system where you apply ONE layer of makeup while still achieving great foundation coverage and sculpted definition. The highlight, contour, and blush palettes are completely colour-matched to your skin and act as your base foundation. Read on to learn how to order and my tips on how to apply makeup in all the right places on your face!
Paint by Numbers Makeup
This concept of cream foundation and application with a brush was totally new to me. I’ve always used a liquid foundation and a blending sponge to apply my makeup. About 6 months ago, I started seeing these really cool makeup blending videos on a fellow Canadian Kelsey’s Instagram feed @kelseydianeblog. I was really intrigued with how she would start her makeup with what looked like war paint smeared in strategic places on her face and then blend to a totally flawless look. I told her that I needed to try it out too!
Instead of applying time-consuming layers of makeup, Seint Beauty boasts a 3D makeup look, giving your face a flawless, sculpted look in all the right places. The goal here is to simplify your makeup routine and the storage of your cosmetics. On the first application, I was a little overwhelmed with this new technique but after a bit of practice, my confidence increased. This is absolutely achievable as your everyday makeup look and can be done in a matter of minutes. Perfect for women who want a simple, easy, morning routine!
These Paint by Number photos are just for a dramatic effect. You can apply your Seint cream foundation this way but most people choose to use a foundation brush to apply the cream foundation right from the tin. You don’t need a lot for good coverage and it is buildable meaning that you can layer in places where you might need to hide a little more. When I apply my Seint palette, I use the highlight first, then colour, then finish with blush.
How to Order Seint
The Seint website has quite a few different shades to choose from and you may find it difficult to pick out the right shade for you. No problem! You can do what I did: I connected with Kelsey, filled out a quick Google form and sent over a no-makeup selfie. She picked out the perfect highlight, blush, and contour colours to match my natural skin tone which I found took all of the stress out of choosing the correct shades!
Your makeup will arrive at your doorstep in these cute little tins, which you can add to your Seint palette. Seint brushes are available for purchase or a flat-top kabuki brush works really well too. I also like to use my damp blending sponge to go over my face after application to ensure everything is nice and even. Each highlight, contour, blush and illuminator is around $20 and can be refilled as needed.
I also love this pack for travelling. It’s so convenient to pop in one easy compact instead of an individual bottle of foundation and additional compacts of blush, highlight, and contour pressed powders. Genius idea! This compact fits easily in your purse and can be taken anywhere on the go. Seint also sells eyeshadows that can be added to a two-tiered compact.
How to Highlight and Contour aka HAC
If you don’t want to take the plunge with Seint quite yet, you can still use this paint by numbers photo to help you place your highlight, contour, and blush. Why do this? the purpose of highlighting is to illuminate all of the points on your face where the light would naturally fall, drawing more attention to those places. Contouring enhances the shadows and adds more definition. It can take years off of your face if done correctly!
- along the hairline of your forehead
- along your jag line/bone
- both sides of your nose
- under your cheekbones
- cheekbones up to your temple
- can also be applied as a lip tint
- down the bridge of your nose
- on browbone (under eyebrow tail)
- top of your cheekbones
If you need some tips for great skincare that looks great under makeup, check out my last post: Skin Cocktail – Dewy Glowing Skin Recipe
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