What You Always Wanted To Know About Contouring

Know About Contouring

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.

LAKME COMPLEXION CARE CREAM BRONZELAKME COMPLEXION CARE CREAM BRONZE
Price: Rs.275

LAKME 9to5 INSTA LIGHT GLOW CREME
LAKME 9to5 INSTA LIGHT GLOW CREME
Price: Rs.149

How to Contour

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.

COLOR BAR PICTURE PERFECT FOUNDATION BRUSH

COLOR BAR PICTURE PERFECT FOUNDATION BRUSH
Price: Rs.475

MAYBELLINE FIT ME FOUNDATION

MAYBELLINE FIT ME FOUNDATION
Price: Rs.525

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.

L'OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH NATURAL CONCEALER

L’OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH NATURAL CONCEALER.
Price: Rs.945

Check out pro beauty blogger Huda Beauty show us a foolproof contouring method in this video: