Still struggling with how, when and where to contour? Don’t worry, we have you covered!
Contouring by definition is a way of creating shadows onto the face, giving the appearance of a more defined face shape. Contouring can also be used to give the illusion of a smaller forehead, nose, chin and cheeks.
- For a smooth application, apply your cream contour onto hydrated skin. Use our Strobe FX Cream as a hydrating primer for a very natural and radiant looking application, or apply directly over your Matte Mineral Foundation for a full coverage, flawless finish.
- Using the top of your ear and outer corner of your eye for a guideline, apply a deeper shade of the contour onto our Pro Flat Edge Brush and run it down into the hollow of your cheek. Less is definitely more as it always easier to build up from than it is to take it away!
- You can also shade around your natural hair line around your temples to create the illusion of a smaller, shorter forehead.
- Using a damp Foundation Blending Sponge and using bouncing motions, press the cream contour into the skin, blending upwards into the hairline.
- For a slight nose contour, apply the cream contour shade lightly down either side of the nose, leaving a small space in between down the centre and blend with the same sponge. This will create the illusion of a slimmer nose. To shorten the appearance of your nose, apply the cream contour shade to the very bottom of your nose.
- Set your contour into place with the Soft Focus Transparent Loose Powder. Translucent powders are a must when setting your contour as they won’t alter all the colour and shading you have created.
Powder contouring is very similar to the application of cream contouring but will cut out half the time! This technique is popular if you feel more confident with powder bronzers and blushers.
For a smooth powder application, set your whole face with a powder. You can use the Soft Focus Transparent Loose Powder or the Superfine Translucent Pressed Powder. This will make it easier to apply and blend your contour, giving it a seamless finish.
Taking some product onto the Technic Slanted Brush, apply the contour from the top of your ear to the hollow of your cheek. Here is where you apply the contour shade in a sweeping motion up to your hair line. Build this up until you have your preferred contoured look. You can also create the illusion of a smaller, shorter forehead by adding the contour shade around the edges of the face towards the hairline.
For a slight nose contour, apply the powder very lightly down either side of the nose, leaving a small space in between down the centre. This will create the illusion of a slimmer nose. To shorten the appearance of your nose, apply the contour shade to the very bottom of your nose.
Now your contour is on fleek and you are ready to go!
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