Contouring is a makeup technique that helps people achieve certain looks with their faces. Since it’s popular, you might have heard of this type of makeup before. However, many people don’t actually know what it is or how to do it. This article will answer the following questions: What is contour makeup?, What are the benefits of contouring?, and How do I get started with contouring?
Contour Makeup For Blondes
If you’re a blonde, the best way to contour is to use a subtle bronzer. The trick is to use it only on the hollows of your cheeks and along your hairline. A good rule of thumb for applying blush is to stop at about an inch above and below where you’d apply fake tan (if you did). This will help you avoid looking like an Oreo cookie from that ’90s sketch comedy show “Different Strokes” that I’m pretty sure was called “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
Contour Makeup For Brunettes
If you have brown skin, use a foundation that is darker than your natural skin tone. For example, if you are light to medium-toned, use a foundation that is one shade darker than your usual foundation color.
Next, apply contour powder that is also one shade darker than your skin tone. Once this has been applied, blend it in with a brush that matches the same color as your natural skin tone (so if you use a cream contour product and a red base, then the brush should be red). This will make sure that the transition between the different shades looks seamless and natural on camera!
Contour Makeup For Brown Girls
When it comes to contouring, you’ll want to use a shade that’s about one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone. For example, if your skin has a golden undertone and looks like it’s at least medium-toned, choose something in the range of light brown or tan. If your complexion is more on the olive side, then opt for something that leans toward dark brown.
Contouring isn’t just about making yourself look thinner; it also gives shape and definition to your face so that it looks more sculpted (and even more beautiful). So, when choosing a contour color for yourself:
Go with matte instead of shimmery shadows (but go ahead and embrace those highlighters!). Shimmer can be too intense for some people—especially when they’re not used to the process yet—and makes an already difficult task feel even harder than necessary. Plus, less glitter equals less time spent sweeping up at home!Choose blush colors that naturally complement each other; this means going lighter on one side than the other (and not necessarily symmetrically). You want there to be some contrast between these two zones so that they both stand out but not in an obvious way…more like “Oh wow! Look how great my cheekbones look today.”