1. Create Your Base
Prep your face, apply foundation and concealer, and brush on a light layer of translucent powder to create the perfect base. This will help your contour go on smoothly.
2. Choose Your Product And Brushes
You can choose between powders and creams – powders give you a more matte finish while creams leave you with a dewy one. If you’re a beginner, it’s best to start with creamy products as these are easier to build and blend.
For your brushes, use smaller, fluffy brushes for more precision. You need one brush for contouring and one for highlighting. You can try the e.l.f Contour Brush and MAC Large Angled Contour Brush.
3. Map Out Your Face
The main spots for contouring include the area under your jawline, the sides of your temples, the sides of your nose, and the hollows of your cheekbones. The trick is to use your bone structure as a guide and build pigment as you go.
4. Building And Buffing
The more natural your contouring looks, the better it is! Always make sure that you don’t have obvious, sharp lines on your face from the color. Use a damp egg sponge or a foundation brush to blend out the product. You can add a peachy-pink blush on the apples of your cheeks for a flush of color.
Highlight only the areas that the light would naturally hit like your cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, the top of your cupid’s bow, and the center of your chin. This enhances the effect of contouring.
Let’s move onto some simple face contouring tutorials. The number one step is to identify your face shape. We have different tutorials lined up for each face shape.
Contouring For Heart-Shaped Face
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