Have you ever heard people talking about contouring the face and wondered what they’re on about? I know I was confused when I first heard it!
Contouring is a makeup technique that helps give more structure and shape to the face. Some lucky people don’t need to contour because they already have prominent cheekbones, but for most people, this is a technique that can completely change the shape of your face. Using a bronzer, a highlighter and following some simple steps you can easily create light and shadows on your face… it’s like art!
What you will need
-A matte powder bronzer
-A tapered contour or blusher brush
-A cream or powder highlight
How to contour?
After swirling your tapered brush in your matte bronzer, hold the brush at the end of the handle (so you’re light handed) and apply in a straight line just under your cheekbones. How to find your cheekbones? Suck in your cheeks so you make a silly fish face. Where you can see the hollows of your cheeks is where you should apply the bronzer. Don’t go crazy, you can always build up the warmth, but removing it is harder. After contouring under your cheekbones, take the bronzer up onto your temples and slightly down onto your neck. Think of it as a ’3′ shape. Make sure the edges are blended but the contour lines still clearly visible.
With your highlighter apply it to the tops of your cheekbones and under your eyebrows. To lift the face you can also apply a bit to the top of the eyebrows. Take what’s left on the brush or your finger down the bridge of the nose and on the cupid’s bow (top of the lips).
And voila! You have yourself a countered face. Follow these steps with a little blusher and you’re ready to go!
Do you contour? Will you be trying it now? Let us know what you think!