Is it for me?
Yes. Contouring works for all ages, occasions, face shapes, and skin tones. The key is to find the right shade of dark and light makeup. Darker than your skin tone for shading and lighter than your skin tone for highlighting. Also, tone down the angles and blend like your life depends on it, especially for a day look.
Do I need to buy contour-specific products?
Not necessarily but it will definitely help if you invest in a palette that is tailor-made for your skin tone and needs. If you don’t want to splurge then buy individual products that can double up when you’re bored of the trend – a matte bronzer, an opalescent highlighter, a heavy-duty full-coverage foundation and a matte compact. A blending brush is a must too.
Where do I begin?
Use your facial structure as a guide instead of sticking to a formulaic Instagram video or method. Always start with the largest surface ie the cheeks and blend upwards and outwards. Move on to the neck and blend downwards towards your decolletage. Lastly, work on your t-zone and keep the strokes tight and not sweeping.
To layer or not to layer?
Foundation is a must! Whether you are going all out Kim Kardashian or keeping it subtle. Start with a moisturizer and then work out your contouring.Lastly add a sheer layer of liquid foundation.
How do I apply eye makeup without flaking all over my contours?
The simplest way is to wait till the makeup and contours set or in other words count to 100. Slowly. Next start with eyes – dab on a light layer of concealer. Next, place a dry tissue below each eye while you are putting on eye shadow and mascara. Remove it right before you apply kajal.
Check out pro beauty blogger Huda Beauty show us a foolproof contouring method in this video: