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#WOTW: Nontouring Is The Only Makeup You Need This Summer

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The sheer number of beauty trends that come up every day it is not even funny. We’ve been assaulted by a million videos on how to do perfect contouring, strobing, baking, and the works, and I won’t be surprised if you’ve still not mastered any of them.

Just when I was trying to wrap my head around said techniques, here’s another trend that’s been creating quite a buzz online — nontouring. Honestly, my first thought was, “Perhaps this is a spelling mistake.” However, nontouring really is a technique, and as the name suggests it literally means not contouring at all. Nontouring entails doing away with tedious and heavy makeup and is just the way you should be wearing your face in summer.

All you’ll need to nontour is three products. That’s right, three. Summer calls for as little makeup as possible and the whole idea of nontouring is to have that lit from within glow. Really, it’s just a fancy term for that luminous, my-skin-but-better look. So what you will need to nontour is a luminous primer, a light foundation or a BB or CC cream or a tinted moisturiser, and a highlighter.

Start with applying the primer. The primer will even out your complexion, fill in fine lines, control sebum, and ensure that your makeup stays in place. The next step is to apply tinted moisturiser or BB/CC cream, or a foundation that offers light coverage. The idea is for skin to look natural. If you have blemishes you can use a concealer to spot conceal, but if they aren’t major you can leave them as they are since the whole idea is for skin to look like, well… skin! The last step is to use a highlighter strategically. Apply it on the natural high points of your face, like the top of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, along the brow bone, etc.

How is this different from strobing? For starters, you’re not going to use strong highlighters. Pearly, iridescent powder highlighters are more the scene. Secondly, you won’t be highlighting aggressively. You pick your spots and place the highlighter in said spots strategically. Your face should glow, not shine.

I don’t know about you, but I’m on board with this technique because it is so low maintenance and light. Just perfect for the hot weather!

Wondering how to do this? Here’s a tutorial to answer all your questions:


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