Happy Friday Beauties,
We do hope you are all well and have been enjoying the very rare British sunshine this week.
Ok, so this week we have chosen to do a top tip on a method which has become increasingly popular over the past few years but yet most people that pop in to get their makeup done with us, are still unsure how to contour effectively.
Contouring your face helps define your features, creating the appearance of higher cheekbones and a slimmer nose and chin. It’s a technique that was popularized by celebrity makeup artists, but with the right products, equipment and technique it’s easy to do on your own. Your contouring may not quite look like Kim Kardashian’s straight away but maybe with a little practice you will be away. One thing to remember to get a flawless look like Kim’s, when you’ve applied your contouring makeup, always remember to blend well for a flawless, natural look.
CONQUERING THE CONTOUR:
Firstly, you need to understand the required products for contouring. There are many products on the market but for ease we would suggest using your existing foundation plus two stick foundations: one that’s two shades deeper than your overall color, and one that’s two shades lighter.
Remember that if you are still unsure about the following step by step guide, there are many videos on YouTube for you to study.
Map your face- With the darker of the two stick foundations, trace the temples. If you have a larger forehead, carry straight into the hairline to minimize it. To bring out your cheekbones, find the hollow part by placing your fingers on the sides of your face, and where you feel it dip underneath the bones, just above is where you place your pigment. With the nose, you can go a little bit narrower at the tip or you can carry it into the brow if you have a shorter nose to add length or width.
Blend it- Take a makeup blending brush and tap over the area of the contour color, merging it into your base foundation. Move the brush in small circular motions to blend.
Lighten up- Concentrate the lighter foundation stick underneath your eyes. Blend any excess product with a blending brush.
Give yourself a dust- With a bigger and softer ended brush, dust the entire face with loose powder. Translucent is best for securing a cream foundation.
If you do have any further questions then do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at the salon.
Smile and enjoy the weekend!