Let’s Talk Make-up: Contouring

2 Apr

The first time I ever tried to contour my face using make-up was an absolute disaster, granted I was 18 years old and not very skilled at applying bronzer either. Now years later my skills have improved considerably. Contouring is a more advanced make-up application skill that when done right can greatly enhance the structure of your face and add definition. Not everyone needs to contour if you feel that your cheekbones are prominent then do yourself a favor and stay away. Here are a few tips:

ALWAYS choose a cream or powder that is just 2 shades darker than your skin, any darker will look unnatural.
If you use cream to contour make sure to apply after your foundation and before your setting powder.
Use an angled brush.

The most important tip I can give you is to: build on it. It’s okay if you use very little powder, just as long as you build on it.

Don’t forget to highlight, which creates the illusion of bringing a feature forward.
Just like Jennifer Aniston I like to use this technique on my nose.

Take a peek!

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As always,
Carolina xoxo

 

5 Responses to “Let’s Talk Make-up: Contouring”

  1. sparkleypinklemons April 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Great tips! Have been looking for a good post with products, I always seem to get the wrong shades.

  2. lycly April 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    So pretty! I’m going to have to try some contouring – I’ve got the highlighting down pat, but the darker stuff is kind of intimidating. Thanks for the tips!! 🙂

  3. laventanademara April 2, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    me encantan los contornos!!!

    http://maraalavista.wordpress.com/

  4. Fashion Tag (Dana Cristina) April 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    this post is spot on!!!! i’m trying to nail this contouring thing for a while now, think it’s the best makeup invention everrr! thanks for sharing this xxx

  5. WhenJmetK April 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Definitely going to try out your tips! I cant seem to get contouring right yet lol.

    – J xx

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