February 19, 2024

Contour Your Face

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Step One

rsz copy of lisab039Start off by choosing your products, to contour you need an ashy powder darker than your skin tone. To look like a shadow on the skin you don’t want anything too warm, a dark face powder can be good to use if you struggle to find a bronzer cool toned enough. Highlight can be matte or shimmer, it may be easier to use a mixture of both.

Step Two

rsz copy of lisab039Once you’ve chosen your products, you need to work out where to contour. You need to think about where the shadows naturally are for a contour, under your cheekbones, jawline, hair line, down the sides of your nose to slim your nose, under your bottom lip. Highlight is the opposite, so the high places of the face. Top of the cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of the nose, Cupid’s bow, centre of the forehead, temples. How much you want to contour is up to you, for a simple contour I stick to cheekbones and round the sides of the forehead.

Step Three

img 0382.27jpgStart with the contour on a contour brush, or angled cheek brush and start with a small amount being sure to blend it out. I start with the cheekbones and bring it up round to the forehead, round the perimeter of my face. Apply and blend the contour to as many places as you would like to contour. Ensuring to keep it precise but blended.

Step Four

rsz copy of lisab039Then taking a matte highlight, or light powder place this under your eyes to brighten and then on the center of your forehead. Anywhere you want to highlight and brighten without using shimmer.

Step Five

rsz copy of lisab039Using a shimmery highlight place this along the top of your cheekbones, and then I tend to drag this up onto the temples with a light hand. Keeping the most intense colour on thr top of the cheekbones. Continue to highlight the rest of your face as much as you desire

Step Six

rsz copy of lisab039To tie the look together I tend to go over where I contoured with a big fluffy bronzer brush and bronzer, to add a softer colour and ensure there isn’t any harsh lines between the contour and highlight.