For everyone out there that believes contouring is for the highly skilled, seasoned professionals, think again. The truth is, contouring is not intimidating at all and rather, quite a simple technique that can be easily incorporated into anyone’s daily makeup routine. Follow these simple guides and you will be on your way to a perfectly sculpted face!
First and for-most, you must choose the right shade! Just like foundation, one shades does not fit all so carefully picking the right shade makes all the difference.
How to Pick the Right Contouring Shade:
Always pick a contour shade in your SAME skin tone. If you have warm undertones, use warm shades. If you have cool undertones, use cool shades.
Your contour Shade should be 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin color.
Makeup Geek has recently launched contouring powders in 8 shades, designed specifically to suite any and all skin tones. These contour powders are super soft, buttery smooth and blend out seamlessly to help you achieve an effortlessly flawless look!
While choosing the right color is important, applying it properly can make or break your look. So lets chat briefly on using the right technique and/or tools in which you apply the contour.
What Type of Brush to Use for Contouring:
For a natural looking contour, use an angled stippling brush. It will create beautiful soft lines and the shape of the brush is a perfect fit under the cheekbones. A stippling brush will help you create an airbrushed finish, but can be more time consuming.
An angled contour brush is perfect for everyday use as it is quick and easy to use. This brush can be used all over the face to contour so it’s also a great choice if you are on a budget or want to stream line the amount of tools used.
Using a smaller rounded brush to apply contour will assure smooth, blurred lines. This is a great brush for beginners to use as it will do most of the blending for you. Just make sure you don’t use too much product!
For a more chiseled look, use a flat top Itabake brush. This look can be tricky to achieve and pull off but when done correctly, it is absolutely gorgeous! This type of brush also requires some practice so if you’re new to contouring, then I would suggest trying some of the previous methods first.
How to Apply Contour: