Easy Steps to Beautiful Face Makeup Contouring: Pro Tips

Face Makeup Contouring

 How to do face makeup contouring like a pro…

Face makeup contouring is a makeup technique that involves using darker shades to create the appearance of shadows and define certain areas of the face, while highlighting with lighter shades to bring out certain features. Here are some tips and techniques for achieving a professional-looking contour:

  1. Choose the right products: For contouring, you’ll need a product that’s one to two shades darker than your skin tone. You can use a powder or cream product, depending on your preference. It’s important to choose a product with a matte finish, as shimmer can detract from the shadow effect.
  2. Determine your face shape: The key to successful contouring is understanding your face shape and where to apply the product. For example, if you have a round face, you may want to focus on slimming the cheeks and defining the jawline.
  3. Blend, blend, blend: One of the most important steps in contouring is blending. You don’t want any harsh lines or obvious streaks. Use a beauty blender or a brush to blend out the product, making sure there are no harsh lines.
  4. Highlight strategically: Highlighting is just as important as contouring. Use a product that’s one to two shades lighter than your skin tone to highlight areas of the face that you want to bring forward, such as the cheekbones, nose, and forehead.
  5. Build up slowly: It’s easier to add more product than to take it away, so start with a small amount of product and build up slowly until you achieve your desired look.

It’s going to take some trial and error to experiment and get it just right for you. You will quickly develop the technique and find just the right color combination to achieve the look you want every time.

What products should one use?

Some popular products for contouring include the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, the Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, and the Huda Beauty Tantour Contour & Bronzer Cream. Ultimately, the best products to use for contouring depend on your individual skin type, preference, and the look you’re trying to achieve. Consider contour makeup kits since they have color combinations that work really well together.

Here’s an excellent video on how to contour and highlight by @RoxetteArisa

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