Contouring is quite helpful in enhancing the gorgeous features you already have. The major problem is that even you have an endless amount of info out there on the topic, finding out where to start is not easy. We are here to help you navigate the world of contouring with a clear guide that teaches you how to contour your face step-by-step with Easy Contour Tutorial: Best Contouring Makeup Tips.
- Concealer/foundation/powder (1-2 shades lighter, 1-2 shades darker than skin tone)
- Blending brush or sponge
- Optional: Translucent Powder, Setting Spray
Find Your Face Shape?
Finding your face shape first and most important step while highlighting and contouring. You need to keep it in mind that for each face shape, there is slightly different placement of the contour and highlight. There is a total of six faces shaped to consider when determining which one is your- Round, Square, Heart, Diamond, Oval, Long.
Use the Right Shade and Texture
Finding the right shade and texture is vital. Make sure that your contouring product should not be more than two colours deeper than your complexion. If your skin is light to deep, use taupes and gray browns. For darker skin, go for warmer, cognac colours.
For contouring, you can use foundation, cream-based, or powder products. You can also use the combination of the three, it completely depends on you.
With the darker of the two stick foundations, trace the temples. In case, you have a larger forehead, carry straight into the hairline to minimize it. If you want to bring out your cheekbones, find the hollow part by placing your fingers on the sides of your face. And, where you feel it dip underneath the bones, above is where you keep pigment.
For the nose, go a little bit narrower at the tip or carry it into the brow in case your nose is short to show it bigger.
Now, Blend Properly
Blending is the easiest and the most important. Blend out all the harsh lines you create in the step before. Contouring is all about looking as natural and effortless as possible. You can use a sponge or a brush to blend.
After blending, set your makeup with a translucent powder. So that your makeup won’t easily wipe off. This is only if you use cream/foundation to contour. When you use powder to contour, do not add another layer of translucent powder.
Complement Your Contour with Eye Makeup
If you wish to have a natural look, sweep the same formula you used to hollow out your cheeks across your whole eyelids with a medium shadow brush to improve the natural contour of your eyes. Fill in your brows, curl your lashes, and don’t forget to apply a coat of lengthening mascara.
This is all about contouring where everyday contouring needs just a few minutes, a couple of products, and an easy process. I hope with this Easy Contour Tutorial: Best Contouring Makeup Tips, contouring will become easier for you.