How Do I Create A Basic Contour For Your Face

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The concept of contour dates back to the 1500s when actors used chalk and soot to define their faces on stage.
A perfectly chiseled face is foolproof. Here's our step-by-step process on how to contour your face

Step 1  Contour

After your normal primer and foundation routine, lock your base layer in with a light dusting of translucent powder. To contour, apply a foundation or contour product two shades darker than your base. Start by bringing the contour along your hairline down to your temples. Be sure to blend the contour into your hairline so the shadow appears natural. Sucking in your cheeks, follow the line from your ear to the corner of your mouth.

The key is to blend, blend, blend. Work the large side of a damp to seamlessly diffuse the contour. Bounce in a slightly upward direction everywhere besides your jawline, where you’ll blend down into your neck.

Step 2  Highlight

While contour chisels, highlighter helps illuminate. There are lots of different formulas to play with, from powders to creams as well as different shades. It’s key to find a formula that fits your needs (like if you have oily skin, a powder highlighter might be your best bet over a cream). Even more importantly, the goal is to find a hue that’s flattering to your skin tone. Using the wrong shade can wash you out or make you look ashy.

Be strategic about highlighter placement; we’re talking more Kate Moss and less Tin Man. Place the highlighter on your features that you want to stand out. These areas are surrounded by contour, so the combination creates perfect dimensions–giving you angles–á la the point of contouring.

Step 3  Bronzer

Whether you opt for the beloved Cali glow or just want an added layer of depth, bronzer is definitely a makeup bag MVP. Dust bronzer over the general areas that you focused on with contour.

Step 4  Blush

 

Finish your look with a touch of blush to bring the rosy warmth back into your face–you know, the perfect balance between slightly embarrassed and slightly sunburnt.

Finish up your routine with a spritz of setting spray and hit the town.

 

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