Contouring your face can be a very tricky thing. If you don’t do it precisely, you can look like you just generally outlined your face. After many failed attempts, I believe I’ve finally nailed the proper method of contouring! The reason behind why I contour my face is to give it more of a sculpted look, and by that I mean to slim or tone my facial features.
I don’t contour my face every time I apply my makeup because it is a bit time consuming. I’ve gotten so many requests to do this post that I had to finally buckle down and give the followers what they want! So, I hope y’all enjoy it. Here are my steps to get the look!
First, highlight with a concealer
I find it works best when I put my foundation on before I do my contouring. Your foundation acts as a strong base coat during this process. Ideally, grab a concealer stick that is one to two shades brighter than your actual skin color. I like to highlight areas of my face that I want to have a brighter appearance. For example, my cheek bones, the bridge of my nose (up to the middle of my forehead), and my chin area.
Second, contouring with a bronzer
Now, for the fun part! Use a darker shade of bronzer to outline the areas of your face that you want to have stand out. In my case it’s my cheek bones; I used a slanted foundation brush to apply the bronzer. I also outline my nose… Why, you may ask? Well, it’s because it gives an illusion of a slightly smaller nose.
Last but not least, blend away honey
Time to BLEND, BLEND, and BLEND some more. For this process I use a flat top makeup brush, mine being from E.L.F, and a beauty blender. Make sure you dampen your beauty blender with some water so the application process looks a lot smoother.
Viola! You’re done pretty lady! Just make sure if you need to add more highlights or bronzer now would be the perfect time to do so before you set it with a setting spray.