One of the most popular makeup tricks used these days is contouring. When you contour, you enhance your bone structure and you make it seem like you’re constantly under the spotlight, just like a movie star. But contouring is pretty difficult to do if you’re not a makeup professional. If you want to learn which is the right way to contour your face and enhance your beautiful features, read the following lines.
What you need to contour your face
In order to contour your face, there are certain products that you need. First of all, you need a liquid foundation in your normal shade. Also, you need liquid concealer or foundation in a lighter color than your skin tone. To make the darker areas, you need a concealer, powder, or foundation in a darker color than your skin tone. Other makeup products that you need to contour your face are blush, setting powder, a foundation brush or a sponge, and a concealer brush.
How to prepare your face for contouring
Before you actually start contouring your face, there are certain preparation steps that you must follow. First of all, you must properly clean your face and make sure that you have removed all the makeup lying on it. For a deep cleaning, you can exfoliate to remove dead skin. Afterward, apply moisturizer and let it sink in before you start contouring.
How to contour your face
When you contour your face, the first step that you must take is to apply foundation in your normal shade. You can use the foundation brush or a sponge to evenly apply the foundation on your entire face.
Apply the lighter foundation in the center of your forehead, along the bridge of your nose and the top of your brow lines, on the section between the tip of your nose and the top of your lip, in the center of your chin, and on the apples of your cheeks.
Apply the darker foundation using a clean foundation brush below your hairline at the top of your forehead, in the hollows of your cheeks, along your jawline, along the right and left sides of your nose, and on the right and left sides of your forehead.
Using a clean foundation brush, blend the makeup well to create a natural finish. Also, make sure that the edges blend well. Otherwise, there will be aesthetically unpleasant sharp deviations between the lighter and darker foundation.
To finish contouring your face, add blush in the light areas to make them stand out more. Don’t forget to apply the setting powder because it gives a smooth finish, and it holds everything in place.