Friday, 5 April 2013

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#Mashion & #Meauty No.2 - What The F**K is Contouring?

The 2nd in the Series of #BBlogers inspired posts where a Man gives his view on The Female Fashion and beauty world. This Time I attempt to talk about Contouring. How Right do I get? Let me know, leave a Comment or Tweet me @BarkerPodcasts



After easing my way into these series of posts related to the #BBloggers and #FBloggers world I decided to step up my game and challenge myself with a Question about something I have no idea about. The last post, which if you haven't read yet Click HERE and catch up, had myself explaining the obvious use for certain products. Apparently I got them correct, or Kind of, which made me a little bit smug......although a Guy being smug about the use of primer isn't something I ever thought would happen.

So, after breezing into the world, I had the following tweet from @BloomingBoo



So 2 Questions in 1 here! But I will focus on the first one. Ombre is something to do with Hair. Its a colour or something and also a could be Spanish Alcoholic Drink which I think I drank far too much of during a holiday abroad! 
Now I will be honest with you this is alien to me. I ain't got the foggiest what a bloody Contouring is. If you asked me what I initially thought Contouring is, I'd probably say He was an Italian football player for AC Milan......................Don't go! Stay! Sorry for the football reference, come back.....It won't happen again.....Promise...........Maybe..............Ok..........So Contouring!

Now I have very limited knowledge of what contouring is, purely based on the fact its something you would use to describe sculpting something. So applying this term to a lady who does it during her make up routine must mean the same sort of thing, right? Hell, I was pretty spot on with the whole primer thing I'm gonna stick to being blatantly obvious with these terms.

Contouring would then be used for a woman to sculpt her face? I am going to go out on a limb and say not physically. I doubt a woman spends hours moulding her face like a play doh model or Katie Price!. It must be something to do with using lights and shades to sculpt a certain shape and define features. ( I think i'm doing alright here, I can hear some of you gasping at my knowledge! *Not really, thats impossible, this is a blog, I can't hear or see you at all, just to be clear on that* )

I have seen many a woman use a technique like this in order to make their cheeks stand out, which I have a bit of a concern with. I'm all for lovely cheekbones on a lady, I really am, some ladies are born with them and now it seems some Ladies create them. BUT I have seen some examples of sculpted cheek bones that make women look Gaunt and Skeleton like, as they are going to a fancy Dress party as a Drag Queen. I Believe Kim Kard-ASS-ian uses this method ALL the time!



Is the secret in the blending of it properly so it enhances the cheekbones and shape of your face? I'm asking a lot more Questions in this aren't I? There you go, that was another one wasn't it? Oh Fu-....

I remember seeing Boy George Contour his Chin so it hid his fat neck! But it was simply painting his neck black! Surely that doesn't count! But Contouring is used a lot to make faces look thinner I think, something I am pretty sure Adele has used before for her Glamorous Outings. 
I Love the idea of contouring, I Might need to do a Boy George and start hiding my double chin.

So, How right am I? Knowing me I just got this entire post wrong and everybody here reading it is simply banging their heads into their keyboards as they read this. And in turn contouring a keyboard shape into their face.

Until next time. Feel Free to leave comments on any future topics you would like me to discuss.
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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for tweeting me about this post, i actually really enjoyed reading it and found it rather amusing. Not because you got it wrong so don't take that as i'm laughing at you, just it's funny hearing a mans point of view on the subject haha. I would personally say you got this pretty much spot on so bravo haha x

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    1. Ha Thank you, You can laugh at me for getting it wrong, I dont expect to be taken too seriously on the matter in hand. haha Im chuffed that i seem to be doing pretty well with the topics though. maybe more BBloggers need to test me more. then you can all laugh at me

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  2. pretty much got it down!! some girls really dont understand and like you said just puts a darker colour on and end up looking like BAD drag queens.....but if you do it right it looks amazing :) really great post again!!

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    1. Beginning to think I might be able to help some girls with my advice haha
      Glad I got this right I was guessing by using Kim K as an example and that's not always a good thing

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  3. You're making a good start! You got it right. I loved reading this! It's so funny to read it from a man's perspective. It's also nice to read something else about contouring then the regular tips & tricks. Hahaha and you're comparing us women (who contour) with Boy George!!! Hahaha I better stop contouring then, oh my

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    1. Ha Thanks mate x always leave lovely comments. And Im sorry I don't mean to compare you to Contourers to Boy George haha
      Do you contour like that Kim kardashian Pic? Thats mental haha

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    2. Noooo I don't contour like her, that's crazy! Just a little at the cheekbones, that's all. And not even always. Guess I'm not a Boy George after all haha :)

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    3. I think I need to follow the boy George way and cover my chin hahah

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  4. I love this! I struggle with contouring myself haha!
    This was a really good read, though, very funny :)

    Jesss xo

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    1. thank you x im glad people are liking them x

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  5. Once again pretty much nailed it! Now, don't get too smug - I joke of course :)

    'If you asked me what I initially thought Contouring is, I'd probably say He was an Italian football player for AC Milan' Perfect! xx

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    1. thanks x and Im sure he was a football player haha

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