Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A New Way To Contour: L’oreal True Match Crayon Concealer

Ah, contouring. To me this is one of the most essential steps to make your makeup truly look its best, yet it’s one of the steps I most neglect.

Contouring is a trick makeup artists and celebrities use to emphasize their best features. It creates areas of shadow on the face which cause those areas to recede from the eye. This effect allows makeup artists to narrow noses and slenderize the face, chin, and neck. I, for one, certainly benefit from some facial slenderization!

Contouring is one makeup trick that really helps us look our best, so why do I skip it so often? I still haven’t found that perfect contour shade, that one that blends seamlessly with my skin while still creating a noticeable shadow. Not too brown, not too red, not too hard to blend in with my foundation, just right. I still haven’t found that shade, but I have found an exciting new product that comes pretty close.

The finished look! Haha just kidding ;) This picture was taken before blending.

L’oreal True Match Crayon Concealer is a concealer, but I’ve found that this makes a convenient and quick way to contour. What’s fun about this product is you draw with it directly onto the areas of your face where you want to create shadow. (Yes, you’ll look totally crazy for a few minutes, but it pays off!) Then you can smooth and blend the product out with your fingers or a sponge (I’ve been using the pointy end of my beauty blender for this job). It blends out very easily, and the color does a good job of creating a not too dramatic, natural contour.

Picture taken after blending (I went ahead and finished the rest of my makeup). Check out how natural it looks!

While this product still isn’t the holy grail contour I’ve been looking for, it’s a super fast, easy to work with, hard to mess up contour perfect for mornings when you don’t have a ton of time to put on your face.

L’oreal True Match Crayon Concealer is $7.99 and can be found at Target here. The color I use is Medium/Deep Neutral.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite contour product is, I just might need to give it a try! Don't forget to follow me on bloglovin for me product reviews like this one!

xoxo - Katie


  1. This is such a good idea, I'm definitely going to give this a go. I usually use Benefit's Hoola bronzer but it is a little bit too warm.

    1. I've always head lots of great things about Hoola, but every time I swatch it on myself I always feel the same way. It's too warm for me too!

  2. I saw Kandee Johnson do this in a video a while back, and I thought it was such a genius idea! I've been using it on clients and love the ease of contouring with this! Great idea!

  3. That's such an interesting way to contour ! It works great. Also, I see you have your conch pierced. Any tips for healing? I've had mine a year and it still hasn't really healed.

    1. I swear by H2Ocean and salt water soaks! When I got mine pierced I used to mix warm water with kosher salt in a glass, stick the glass to the side of my head over my ear then tip my head so my whole ear was submerged in water. It felt soo good, and It healed in just a couple of weeks!

  4. It looks great, love that you are using it for contouring!

  5. I officially need this... great idea!! And your eyes are absolutely beautiful by the way!

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

  6. Cool trick!