Have you ever looked at your favourite celebrities and wondered how they’re skin always looks picture perfect? Stars seem to always have insanely high cheekbones, defined nose and seemingly super flawless complexions. The secret is contouring. Here comes the question how to contour your face right way.
Contour, also known as shading, has gained a lot of attention over the past year or so, but it’s actually there is a trick to face contouring that makeup artists have been using forever. Using two different hues of strategically applied, thoroughly blended face makeup, you can define your bone structure. (Contour will make your nose appear smaller, cheekbones more pronounced, jaw more angular, forehead smaller, and eyes bigger.) With practice, you can change the shape of your face with makeup.
Here is what you will need:
1.Foundation matching your natural skin tone.
2.Cream Foundation in a much lighter color than your natural skin tone.
3.Cream Foundation in a much darker color than your natural skin tone.
4. Setting Powder
The idea is to highlight the areas on your face that you want to pop, this is where the light would normally hit your face. The bridge of your nose, your cheekbones, your temple, your brown bone and along your jaw line.
To start, take your lighter color and apply it on the top of your cheekbones, under your eye area, down the bridge of your nose, and in an upside-down triangle on your forehead, Take your flat brush apply it under your eyes and on your cheekbones all the way up to your hairline. Apply it in the middle of your forehead, down the centre of your nose, underneath your eyebrows on the brown bone, along your jawline and on your collar bone. Do not blend yet.
Next, apply your darker hue. Apply the darker formula in the hollow of your cheekbones, down the sides of the nose, underneath your chin, in the depth of the temples, and along your hairline.
Right now you will most likely look like a clown, but that’s ok. Actually that means you did it right!
Once you have your darker color in place,its time to blend. Taking your foundation brush, in a circular motion blend everything in. You will be surprised how easy this is and how great it looks instantly.Gently blend the edges, working section by section with a blending brush. Gently blend the color on your forehead up into your hairline to create a halo effect.
After you blend with a brush, you’ll want to soften any edges—contour should be subtle! .Take a clean, wet sponge, and gently press over your foundation to pick up any extra product. The pressing motion will give a seamless finish.
Apply powder. Now you need to set all the work you just did in. It’s important to use a powder brush to do this not a puff. After you have gone over your face I put a good amount under my eyes and on my cheekbones, I leave it unblended while I do the rest of my make up and blend it at the end. This gives your cheekbones that extra pop. Whatever powder you use make sure the powder under your eyes is light, this brightens up your face and makes your eyes pop.
Here you go…Flawless contoured look !!!