Makeup Top Tips
Contouring with makeup is a fast, easy, albeit tricky technique that can help you create different looks for your face- making it appear wider or smaller. Just remember the rules of thumb: contouring and highlighting.
Like with any makeup application, using the apt brush will help seal the job. For the general contouring process, use a wide angled brush, a small contouring brush and a small, fluffy blending brush.
When contouring, the key is to use a shade that is three times darker than your natural skin color. For that sophisticated with high cheekbones look, use a wide angled brush on the hollow of cheeks. There are two techniques which I use in doing so:
1. By sucking my cheeks
2. By joining the three middle fingers together and placing it directly under my cheekbones, and angled towards the ears. The spot where the third outer finger will land is where I’ll be applying the contouring blush.
For making a wide forehead and jaws appear narrower, apply contouring blush on the sides of the forehead or jawline. For a more prominent nose, apply using a small contour brush on the side of the nose bridge. As always, remember to blend to avoid funny dark lines and to achieve a natural look.
One of the techniques that I’ve learned in using a contouring blush or cream would be to use color in brown with a gray undertone instead of a reddish/copper undertone. This would make the contouring look more natural