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How to Achieve the Perfect Contouring

Contouring is making a comeback in a big way, transforming your face with sculpting techniques for a look that changes depending on the angle you’re facing. It’s been in use throughout the history of stage and cinema, but only recently as a modern makeup technique for any woman. Here are some guidelines you can use to help get yourself started.

Follow this Rule First

Concealer adds a great deal of effect to the whole look. Use it below your eyes, between your brows and over your eyelids. It’s also good around the nose, and anywhere else you want the desired effect.

Next, you’re going to trace an outline of your face. You’ll need to identify your cheekbones, and look for opportunities to place more pigment. Then, you can work on using contouring lines to lengthen or shorten as needed.

Use Highlighting to Pop

Highlights have become just as interesting to use as contouring. Highlighting gives your skin a youthful glow, and can make some aspects of your face or body really stand out. Blending creams and foundations will give you desired effect.

It helps to go lighter under the eyes. You have some natural discoloration there, especially if you’re tired, but that space is really useful for creating a lighter look. Darker shadows over the eyelids will stand out much more with that brighter base below the eyes.

Final Thoughts

Contouring is all about experimenting with effects and looking for a look you like. It might not work at every angle, so you may find it useful for that perfect selfie or a night out. You’ll never know how you can make contouring work for you if you’re not willing to try out new ideas.


Bio: Dev Randhawa is a US-born fashion blogger searching for the latest trends in affordable fashion.

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