If you’re not into makeup, contouring and highlighting can seem like a daunting task. It’s confusing, expensive, and if done wrong, can look like you just rubbed dirt and chalk all over your face. Contouring with chocolate, however, sounds like something even the worst girly girl could get behind.
Beauty blogger Farah Dhukai recently uploaded a contour and highlight video to Instagram. No big deal, every beauty blogger (and wannabe beauty blogger) has done the same video. Except in Farah’s version, she’s not using products that would cost you an arm and a leg at Sephora — she’s using household items like yogurt, chocolate, and coffee. Watch the magic happen below.
So it’s more of a contour and highlight mask, but as you can see in the video, it does add a subtle shadow and glow to the skin. Farah makes two separate masks: one with yoghurt, honey, and rose petals and the other with espresso/coffee, honey, and cacao powder. You put the white mask in areas you want to highlight and the dark mask in areas you want to contour. Let them dry and then wash it off with lukewarm water, and voila, you have a subtle contour and highlight without a stitch of makeup on.
Farah explains why it works in her caption.
“Yoghurt has lactic acid which exfoliates to reveal bright and tight fresh skin. It also prevents wrinkles so it’s perfect for the undereye. It’s also full of B vitamins so it makes your skin glowing and plump and hydrated -Rose water also brightens and tones the skin and makes it smooth. Honey is full of antioxidants and is so hydrating so it makes your skin glow. Espresso/Coffee the caffeine pulls excess moisture from the skin, making it look more firm and tight. This is the MAIN ingredient which gives the contoured effect. Cacao powder is a natural sunscreen and helps improve skin complexion. Full of vitamin C, and fatty acids that keep your skin healthy.”
She suggests you do this mask twice a week to maintain that perfectly contoured and highlighted look without makeup, which is basically the dream. .
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