How to: Achieve the perfect Contour
Hello beauties! I hope you’ve been enjoying Blogmas as much as I have! I’ve been seeing some amazing posts. As you all may or may not know I was planning on doing the 30 days of makeup tag on my Instagram. Day 4s theme was contour! I’ve always struggled with contouring. Worrying if it’s too low, too dark or even too high! I’ve finally been able to get it right recently! And thought I’d share how I’ve been able to achieve my perfect contour.
- Choose a shade only 1-2 shades darker than your natural skin tone.
My issue has always been that I choose a shade too dark and it looks like I just have a dirty face. Or a shade too light and it looks like it’s nothing there.
2. Use a small angled brush.
I’ve definitely learned the hard way of which brushes work best. But I’ve found a smaller angled brush works well to stay in the hollows of my cheek bones and keeps the product focused on that area only.
3. Use a little product at a time, and slowly build to your desired intensity.
I’m sure we’ve all been here (well I’m hoping it’s not just me) digging into your contour shade and ending up with a dark line on your face. Adding product little by little allows you to see exactly how strong you want your contour and allows you to have it be as faint or as deep as you’d like!
4. Clean up under your contour line with your translucent setting powder or a powder foundation.
Adding this step to my makeup routine ensured that I had a nice crisp line for my contour and it also helped me with my problem of getting the line too low!
5. Blend your blush into the top of your contour.
Blending your blush into the top of your contour assures you that your contour doesn’t get to high. The blush will sheer out your contour, leaving an effortless blend!
It’s taken me nearly 3 years but I believe I’ve finally got my perfect contour down! I hope these tips help someone else with similar problems. I’d also like to state that I am not a makeup artist. I’m simply someone who loves makeup!
Until next time my loves!
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