Contouring is easily the best way to enhance your beautiful facial structure. Unfortunately for us common folk, it’s not that easy to master.
We contour because we don’t want a flat-looking face when we wear make-up, and to emphasize those beautiful curves on our face. I’ve gathered some tips from other beauty enthusiasts plus some tips from myself on contouring for beginners.
Let’s start with the stuff that you need – have a contour kit. If you don’t have a contouring palette, all you need are your existing favorite foundation plus two stick foundations, and one should be two shades deeper than your true skin color, and one that’s two shades lighter.
All you need to prep your face is to apply your foundation as usual. Coverage isn’t important here, as long as you’ve evened out your foundation base.
Step 1: Study your facial structure and map it out.
Get the darker shade of your two foundations and trace the edge of your temples. If you have a larger forehead, apply it straight into the hairline to minimize the appearance and give you a more sculpted look, instead of a flat forehead. Then to enhance your cheekbones, feel the hollow part where you feel it dip underneath the cheek bones. Just above that is where you place your darker foundation. As for your nose, you can go narrower at the tip or carry it into the brow if you have a shorter nose to add length or width, depending on your preference and actual bone structure.
Step 2: Blend it out.
Use a damp beauty blender and tap over the area of the contour color to merge it with your base foundation. Remember to tap in small circular motions and use the bigger rounded end of the sponge because it has more space.
Step 3: Apply the lighter shade.
Use the lighter shade of foundation underneath your eyes. You can also apply this at the center of the forehead and on the chin, and the bridge of the nose. Again, blend it all out with a damp beauty blender.
Step 4: Dust it all out!
With a fluffy brush, dust your entire face with loose powder, and not just the parts that you contoured. Translucent loose powder is best for setting or baking a cream foundation
Have you tried contouring with these steps? Let me know below!
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