This DIY Mask Will Totally Change Your Contouring Routine
We get it. There are scores of different ways to contour. You can clown it up, use tape, play with henna, or even make a skull face. And the end result is always a perfectly highlighted and chiseled face, leaving cheekbones and jawbones looking flawless.
But what if you could contour your face before you put your makeup on? It’s not crazy talk. It can be done. PopSugar pointed us to a video of a contouring mask. And the best part? All the ingredients used are in your house at this very moment.
Beauty blogger Farah Dhukai, known for her magical DIY skills, whipped up a face mask of yogurt, honey, rose petals, coffee grounds and cacao powder. She mixed the first three ingredients and applied to her undereye area, mid-forehead, chin, and cheeks, leaving her cheekbones alone.
Next, she mixed up the cacao, honey, and coffee. I won’t lie, it looked really unappetizing. (We may have grimaced when she started painting it on her skin.) This brown mix goes on cheekbones (and the hollow underneath), the top of her forehead, and her jawline—basically, everywhere you want to contour. She lets everything dry before washing in a circular motion. The end result: a pretty perfectly contoured face! Are you amazed? We totally are.
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So, like, how is this magic happening? “Yogurt has lactic acid which exfoliates to reveal bright and tight fresh skin,” Farah wrote on Instagram. “It also prevents wrinkles so its perfect for the undereye [area]. Its also full of B vitamins so it makes your skin glowing and plump and hydrated.” Rose petals brighten and tone, and honey hydrates and gives your skin a glow. As for that icky looking coffee mix?
“Espresso/Coffee the caffeine pulls excess moisture from the skin, making it look more firm and tight,” Farah explained. “This is the main ingredient which gives the contoured effect. No substitutions-Cacao powder is a natural sunscreen and helps improve skin complexion. Full of vitamin C, and fatty acids that keep your skin healthy.”
Be right back. Gotta mix up some coffee sludge for our faces.