Want A Natural, Makeup-Free Contour? Try This Face Mask Made From Everyday Ingredients
Forget makeup as you can now give your face a semi-permanent contour using a mask made from coffee. Full story at mtv.co.uk
If you love a bit of contouring but hate working heavy makeup when it's hot outside, then we might just have the answer in the form of this weird but equally amazing new natural beauty trend.
Instead of using makeup, it involves using items from the kitchen to make a mask that brightens and darkens areas of the face so your skin looks like you've got a natural bit of scultping going on, even when you aren't wearing a scrap of slap.
Beauty blogger Farah Dhukai has named this one the 'contouring mask' and has shared a recipe so you can make the two masks that she uses to both brighten and to stain shadow onto her face. Then, when you wash it off, the idea is that you'll naturally have a long-wearing contour going on without any of the effort of plastering on your makeup.
To begin she mixes yoghurt, honey and rose petals and applies it to the areas of the face you'd usually wear a highligter. So the centre of the forehead, the tops of the cheekbones and down the middle of the nose.
Then she mixes a second mask fro coffee grounds, cacao powder and honey, applying it to the areas you would usually contour. This includes directly under the cheekbones, on the jawline and around the nose and edges of the upper face.
Leaving it on for 20 minutes, the white mask works to brighten and hydrate as the darker mask firms up skin and leaves a lovely subtle tan hue behind.
When she washes the mask off, you can see the slightly bronzed contour and brightened areas left behind.
Who knew barefaced beauty was so easy to perfect?
Let us know if you'll be trying this one with a tweet to @MTVStyleIntl please and thanks.