Contouring 101

May 21, 2020

Contouring 101

Before we get into the Dos and don'ts of contouring, these are some important things to know:

  1. Contouring is meant to mimic the bone structure and shadows of your face 
  2. Bronzing; similar to contouring is usually used to bring a slight warmth to the structure of the face after you apply foundation. 
  3. Bronzer shades have a warm undertone 

Now let's get into it. Here are the top 7 contouring dos and Dont's 

  1. Do: Use a shade with a cooler undertone and you can use either a powder or cream
  2. Don’t: Use a shade more than 2 shades darker than your skin tone to avoid a harsh look
  3. Do: Balance out your contour by also highlighting the areas of the face you want to bring forward (under eye & bridge of the nose) 
  4. Do:When applying contour, it is usually best to start from the corner of the ear to the outside corner of the eye depending on your face shape.
  5. Don’t:contour like everyone else! No two face shapes have to be contoured the same way 
  6. Do:If you’re having trouble figuring out where to place your contour, touch the areas around your cheekbones to get a better idea of your bone structure. 
  7. Do: Know your face shape! It can really help you understand what kind of contouring will suit you!

Here’s a face chart to get a better idea of where to start!

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