(Closed) “countouring” your face?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

The basic idea is to “contour” the areas of your face that naturally are shaded, such as down the sides of your nose, your jawline, if you suck in your cheeks, that hallow part, and of course the “V” or crease of your eyelids. Use a shade (bronzers usually work great for this, just NO shimmer, make sure it’s a matte) that is, depending on how defined you want it to look, a shade or two darker then your natural colouring.

However, highlighting also plays an important part too, and you’d basically do the same, just a 180 (so wherever the sunlight would naturally hit).   I am a MUA, and I almost always use MAC’s Vanilla Pigment to highlight brides.  Under the browbone, top of the cheekbones right above where the blush would go, down the centre of the nose, I dab just a bit under the bottom lip on the chin, and on the centre of the lips I’ll add a highlight colour over the lipstick just to give it that extra pouty look.  Also, the inner corner of the eye, I find when you add a highlight or a white, it’ll brighten up your eyes.

Basically, the key to all of this is blending, blending, blending!  If it looks like a line on your face, just take a bigger brush, and blend it out.  And also, less is more. Start lightly, when you dip a brush into the makeup, tap off any excess before applying. You can always add, but it’s harder to take away.

Post # 4
44 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

Check out Kandee Johnson on youtube! I love her videos; she gives awesome step by step advice on how to do those things including contouring. She’s the bomb!

Post # 5
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@JavaBean:   I second Kandee Johnson…shes amazing!!

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