For me, this started when Cheekbones posted a photo on Twitter. Grey on the cheeks? I even commented the models looked a little like zombies. Really. And then, Xiao aka Cheekbones wrote a post about it. More photos started surfacing and I became intrigued. Contouring? A shade that mimics shadow? Yes and curious on both accounts. I mean, wouldn’t you?
Chanel Sculpting Veil for Eyes and Cheeks in Notorious comes in a pan like other Chanel blushes. Notorious is pigmented and on my skin tone, it is more grey than brown. The powder is finely milled, soft and easily blended. I find the latter very important because the trick to looking natural is buffing in the product and blend like crazy. I have a step by step to show you how I contoured my face, and I hope it is helpful. It’s hard to get the same lighting in every photo, but I hope you get the idea and actually be able to SEE the difference. Here goes nothing!
- I already applied foundation, set with powder. This is to prep my face for easy blending later.
- Make a fish face and place Notorious on the hollow of the cheeks
- This is Notorious unblended. Just to show you where I place the colour. I usually place it near my hairline, and I don’t pull it too far down near my mouth. That would look very unflattering.
- Blend like crazy, until Notorious mimics natural shadow. There shouldn’t be any lines visible.
Chanel Notorious is available at Pavillion and One Utama (according to Chanel SA) and retails for RM140 (Thanks Audrey!). I have read mixed reviews and feedbacks, and in my opinion, you really need to try this on if you’re thinking about buying. If you’re new to contouring, I probably wouldn’t suggest this. It’s quite easy to go wrong with this shade. It’s not your friendly neighborhood sheer bronzer. It is GREY after all. I don’t have any problem contouring with a bronzer either, doesn’t look dirty or muddy on me, so I’m spoiled with choices
Are you intrigued or curious enough to try? Let’s be notorious for once. I dare ya! LOL