How to Master Contouring
Contouring your face helps define your features, creating the appearance of higher cheekbones and a slimmer nose and chin. It’s a technique that was popularized by celebrity makeup artists, but with the right products it’s very easy to do on your own.
- Start with your basic foundation. Using a foundation the same color as your skin evens your skin tone and provides a base you can build upon when you contour using lighter and darker shades.
- Get foundation a few shades lighter or darker than your skin. Facial contouring consists of highlighting places you want to stand out, and shading places you want to recede. For your highlighting product, you need foundation that’s about two shades paler than your base foundation. For highlight you can use a concealer, and for contour use a dark foundation.
- Blend! Blend, blend and blend a lot! You don’t want to have harsh lines on your face, don’t you? If the different colors aren’t well-blended your makeup will look unnatural.
- Set it all. You want to set your makeup with a loose powder, because that way it can last all day long! You have two options: you can apply a little bit of powder, or you can bake your face for a more flawless look.
Tip: Concentrate the lighter foundation stick underneath your eyes, Dam-Mikkelsen says. “If you want to go crazy you can do a little bit in the center of the forehead and on the chin, and the bridge of the nose. Blend any excess product with a damp beautyblender.”
Your Contour Kit:
- Foundation brush
- Beauty blender
- Contour stick or contour palette
- Blending brush
- Loose powder
With all this information, you can master the art of contouring at your own home! Trust me, once you’ve got it, il will be very simple!