This was recommended by Ena at Pretty Plus and Proud who has a pretty nice lifestyle blog where she talks about aspects of life. I enjoy reading it, and she does deserve a lot more followers.
Anyway, today’s blog post involves contouring. I don’t do the whole shebang that a lot of makeup artists can do. I find that this can only work on certain skin types, on others it has the effect of aging us.
I contour and highlight in most of my tutorials these days, and I use powders.
For actual contouring use an actual contouring powder- these often have an ashy look or a grey/brown consistency. Whatever you do, don’t use a sparkly orange bronzer. Avoid orange! I tend to use my Body Shop Honey Bronzer or Bare Minerals Warmth. In small amounts this looks amazing as a contouring product.
As for tools, it depends on how concentrated you want the contour to look. If you want a Kim K style sharp contour use a smaller fluffy brush such as the Real Techniques Contour Brush. For a more diffused look, go for something like the Bare Minerals Seamless & Shaping Brush, or Wayne Goss’ 00 Brush. I tend to go for a more diffused look, but that is just my personal opinion.
To contour, find the places that shadow would naturally hit the face such as cheek bones (suck in your cheeks slightly to make these more visible), jawline and temples. You can contour the sides of your nose if you want to make your nose look slimmer but this isn’t something that I tend to do.
That is this week’s tip. I hope that helps you out Ena.
If you do want more full on contouring videos, Wayne Goss does some amazing ones, as do Pixiwoo.
Bye for now!