Contouring is a makeup technique which gives definition to areas of your face such as your cheekbones, forehead and chin. Although it’s time consuming you are able to have a defined and flawless face, essentially your face is a canvas, so paint away!
What you need:
- Your normal shade of liquid foundation
- A concealer in a lighter shade of your skin tone
- A foundation in a slightly darker shade of your own skin tone
- Setting powder
- A powder brush
- A foundation sponge
- Concealer brush
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Kit is the best selling contour kit and costs around $40 to purchase.
What to do:
- Map out your face: First, highlight underneath your eyes in a triangle shape with the lighter shade of concealer – this step ensures that your cheekbones are highlighted and you eyes are looking bright! Next highlight your forehead, make sure you know your face shape as highlighting makes your features look bigger. Finally, highlight the bridge of your nose and the tip to create a slender effect of the nose.
- Apply your darker foundation: Map out your chin and jaw line to make your face look more defined then apply around the edges of your nose and couture your forehead.
- Time to Blend: To blend everything together get out your beauty blending sponge- make sure you don’t swipe when blending as it can smudge everything together loosing the effect, use a dabbing motion instead. Now grab your brush and keep blending together gradually until you are happy with how your make up is looking. Don’t be put off by how messy it may look it will get there eventually!
- Time to set: Get you setting powder out and use it to set the perimeters of your face and then use the sponge to press in on the highlighted places of your face to ensure your makeup is not going to go anywhere!
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