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  • 8 Steps to Contour Makeup

    8 Steps to Contour Makeup

    Contouring is a makeup technique that refines the shape of a face and enhances the facial structure through makeup.

    1. CREATE A BASE

    The very first thing to do is the application of foundation and concealer Then, follow it up with a light layer of translucent powder to the face to establish a clean base. This is essential to do so that contouring can be done smoothly afterward.

    2. CREATE YOUR CONTOUR MAKEUP

    Create your own mixing of 2 shades of light and darker powder. This is to color match your skin tone. If you’re using a powder contour, you will have a matte finish look. If you’re using a cream contour, a dewy effect finish is expected. Use an angled cream brush to paint a stripe under the cheekbone and jaw bone.

    3. FIND THE RIGHT ANGLE

    To make contouring look more natural, find the right angle of the face with the use of a pen or brush handle. The trick is to roll it right below the cheekbone to find the appropriate spot to dust it with the bronzer powder.

    4. CONTOUR MAKEUP PROPER

    Get 2 brushes when building your contour. Pick one brush to be used for contour and the other one for highlighting.

    To start with, dip the foundation brush into the tinted moisturiser or foundation, then apply it to the following points:

    a. CHEEKBONE

    Make the face look slimmer.

    To make the face look slimmer, paint a strip under the cheekbone starting at the bottom of it moving up towards the ear. Do it again on the other side and blend.

    cheekbone and forehead highlights

    b. FOREHEAD

    Shade the forehead to balance the makeup contour you did on the cheekbones. Start above the end of one eyebrow, and make an arc that extends up to your hairline down back above the end of the other eyebrow. Blend upwards a bit with your brush.

    c. JAWLINE:

    Define your jawline.

    Paint a stripe along the jawline-starting at the left corner and finishing to the right corner. Apply some moisturiser to the neck to avoid demarcation line between the face and the neck. Moisturise the neck painting down from the line marked on the jaw down to the base of the neck.

    d. NOSE:

    Makeup Contour on the Jawline

    Make the nose look slimmer.

    Mark a line that runs down one side of the bridge of your nose, swoops around the tip of the nose and comes up the other side of the bridge way up the inner corner of the other eye. Lines should be thinner than the ones drawn from other areas of the face.

    5. GO LIGHTER

    Using a lighter tinted moisturiser, fill all the naked areas that haven’t covered with the darker shade. This will lighten the darker shade. The look will appear more defined and the skin looked more sun-kissed.

    Contour Makeup Points

    6. HIGHLIGHTS TO REMEMBER

    Add a highlight.

    To add that glow effect, swipe a shimmer stick over brow bones, across the tip of your nose and along your cheekbones and the bow of your lips (Cupid’s bow).

    If using a cream highlighter, apply cream on these points as well: top of cheekbones, tip of the nose, on center of the chin, on double curves of the upper lips

    7.BLEND YOUR CONTOUR MAKEUP

    Blend and refine contour lines with a foundation brush or damp sponge. Remember not to leave any demarcation lines. Always be sure to blend harsh lines for a more natural look.

    Set the makeup with powder. Dust your face with translucent powder, except for the cheeks which should remain nice and dewy.

    8. APPLY COLOURS

    Enhance the complexion with happy colours to cheekbones then follow it up with a luminiser.

    Highlight and Contour Points

    Contour Makeup Essentials:

    Below is a simple list of your basic contour makeup essentials.

    In a nutshell:

    To succeed in your contouring endeavors, you have to know all the contour and highlight points on your face. With these points, you can confidently trace that you are in the right direction and you will never get lost.

    Contour makeup essentials are easy to source from Priceline Pharmacy in West Brunswick. If and when you need some advice or makeup tutorial, our friendly beauty consultants would be pleased to help you.

    Suggested readings:

    11 Essential Makeup Tools for Beginners and Minimalists

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    How to turn your daytime makeup look into a night out makeup look

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