How To: Contouring
Contouring used to be a beauty secret of Hollywood stars but thanks to the likes of Kim K and friends, this make up trend is what everyone is talking about.
The aim isn’t to look like a sculptured mannequin, it’s about tips on how to use shadowing and highlighting to define and shape your features in the most flattering of ways.
So sit back and relax with a cuppa for 5 minutes and give some of these beauty tips a try…
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it easier to use powder foundations or liquid foundations if you’re a beginner?
Whether beginner or not always use a liquid foundation as a base and then powder to contour, powder is a lot easier.
What if it all looks a bit too much?
Continuous blending will eventually tone down the look
Any advice for contouring darker / very pale skin tones?
For darker skin, less highlighter will be needed. For lighter skin, shading should be a lot lighter and highlighter should be minimal
What is the best way to fake fuller lips?
Darker lip liner and liner close as possible to the edge of the lips. Highlight above cupids bow.
Other than the cheekbones, nose and lips, where else can you contour?
Eyes can be contoured, highlighter just under brows and just above lash line and darker shade in-between (on eye crease)
Best products to use for contouring?
Liquid foundation is always best for base, however powder is a much lighter coverage and a lot more natural. Any type of product that promotes as contouring and should have at least one dark shade and one light shade (highlighter)