The Ultimate Guide to Contouring with Techniques and Products for Defining Your Features
Contouring has become a popular trend in recent years, with many people looking for ways to sculpt their features and enhance their natural beauty. Whether you want to define your cheekbones, slim down your nose, or enhance your jawline, contouring can help you achieve the look you want. In this blog, we will discuss the art of contouring and provide you with techniques and tools to help you master this beauty technique.
Determine your face shape
The shape of your face will determine which areas you want to enhance and where you want to create shadows. For example, if you have a round face, you will want to create shadows under your cheekbones and jawline to give the illusion of a slimmer face. If you have a heart-shaped face, you will want to enhance your cheekbones and jawline to balance out the proportions of your face.
Choose the right products
Contouring products come in a variety of forms, including creams, powders, and liquids. Choose a product that matches your skin tone and provides good coverage. If you have dry skin, a cream contour product may work best for you, while those with oily skin may prefer a powder contour.
A contouring brush will allow you to create precise lines, while a sponge will allow you to blend the product for a more natural look. Start by applying the contouring product under your cheekbones, along the sides of your nose, and along your jawline. Blend the product upwards and outwards to avoid creating harsh lines. You can also apply the product to your temples, under your chin, and along your hairline to enhance your natural features.
You want to choose a product that is two shades lighter than your skin tone. Apply the highlighting product to the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your cupid’s bow, and your brow bone. This will help to brighten and lift your face, making it look more youthful and refreshed. The Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit has everything you need in one pallete.
Consider your skin type when contouring
If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, you may want to avoid using heavy creams and opt for a lightweight powder instead. If you have dark circles or hyperpigmentation, you can use a 100% Fruit Pigmented® Long Last Concealer with Super Fruits to neutralize any discoloration before applying your contouring products.
In addition to choosing the right products and tools, it’s also important to blend, blend, blend. The key to successful contouring is to blend the products seamlessly into your skin, so they look natural and not obvious. You can use a Jane Iredale The Handi Brush or a 100% Pure’s Non Latex Makeup Blender to help you achieve a flawless finish.
Finally, when it comes to contouring, less is more. Don’t be tempted to use too much product, as this can result in a look that is too intense and unnatural. Instead, start with a small amount of product and build up gradually, until you achieve the look you want.
Contouring is a great way to enhance your natural features and create a more sculpted and defined look. To master the art of contouring, it’s important to determine your face shape, choose the right products and tools, blend, blend, blend, and remember that less is more. By following these guidelines, you can achieve a natural, beautiful look that enhances your unique features and gives you the confidence to face the world with a radiant smile.