(Closed) Do you contour? (POLL)

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you contour?

    Yes, occasionally

    Yes, all the time

    No, I haven't tried but would if I knew how

    No, I haven't tried it and will not try it

  • Post # 16
    3527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2017


    1. Aint got the time

    2. Don’t know how amd too lazy to learn

    3. I prefer the natural look

    4. Cant afford tons of makeup and tools

    5. My Fiance like me best with as little makeup as possible.


    Post # 17
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I do very modest contouring pretty much every day I wear makup (so, mainly weekdays).

    All I do is (lightly) apply bronzer with a skinny brush to the hollows up my cheeks, my jawline, and near my temples/top of forehead, then blend with a stiff poofy brush (technical term right there!)

    The effect is subtle, and it mainly just warms up my face and gives a hint of definition. Only takes a minute or so. I do go a little darker/heavier for special events, but even that doesn’t take me that much longer since I always tend to prefer more natural makup.

    Post # 18
    48 posts
    • Wedding: June 2018

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    Lokie85 :  contouring definitely helps me look more natural too! When I just have on a layer of foundation, I look ridiculously round 😂

    Post # 19
    1527 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wanted to learn at one point.. but I had it done by a professional MUA for a friends wedding and I hated the way it looked on me. She did a very good job, and the contouring and highlighting was spot on.. but it just wasn’t “me”.

    That’s why I decided I’m doing my own makeup for my wedding. My Fiance said I looked like a different person, and he said he would be dissapointed if I looked that made up on our day. 

    Post # 20
    1949 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    lmariah3 :  Everything about my face is round…eyes, cheeks, nose…LOL .  I look back at pics before I learned contouring magic and I look like a Duplo Block… Or like I’m wearing a mask even with light coverage. Countouring changed my life, do you know how hard it is to try to loose weight in your face so you have some structure?!?! LOL 

    Post # 21
    55 posts
    Worker bee

    Contouring daily seems like too much work. Hell, wearing makeup daily is now a lot of work for me. I used to wear makeup daily, but now I only wear it for a night out or for sunday church. I haven’t worn makeup to work in a month, and I’m enjoying sleeping in the morning! lol. 

    Post # 22
    1720 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    another light cotourer – I don’t go full at it but for sure my face looks slimmer and better when I have some darker colors around the jaw and temples and highlighter at the cheekbones and center of face. Usually my makeup takes me about 5- 10 min and I generally just build in a little extra time on my way somewhere to be able to account for traffic or something else so I will have a few minutes to slap some MU on before I arrive

    I don’t wear makeup all the time (as in 7 days a week) since I work from home a lot so I think it would look a bit silly to be in my pajamas and a full face of makeup but if I am going out for work or for fun (not so much errands… I have sort of become that lady in her yoga pants in the supermarket pretending I just came from the gym)

    if I am really going out or know there will be a lot of photos (wedding/event) I will do a more thorough job and generally airbrush my makeup base which is so even that you need to contour or your face would just look like one evenly toned pancake

    Post # 23
    1617 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I try! Lord, do I try, lol. I’m still looking a little clownish, however. I have naturally very high cheekbones so they’re pronounced as it and with the wrong shading I can look like Bozo.

    I also have a slightly different skin tone on my cheeks (I always look flushed) so that’s making hte contour process difficult, but I just bought that Rainbow highlighter and the blue/green tints in it are fabulous.

    Post # 24
    9735 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    Yes, and my grandmoher always asks me if I’ve been losing weight. Nope, still fat, just learned how to contour…..

    Post # 25
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    LOL some of these comments are cracking me up!

    Post # 27
    2426 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I contour almost every single day. It doesn’t have to be super dramatic. 

    Post # 28
    797 posts
    Busy bee

    I contour (I use a darker liquid concealer and darker foundation powder) only when Im going out on the town or to something important. I do however highlight under my eyes any time i wear a full face (aka actual foundation, not just powder like I usually do)

    Post # 29
    335 posts
    Helper bee

    I do! And sad I didn’t start sooner! It makes such a noticeable improvement for me. I have a very round face so I contour to make it look slimmer and create some cheekbones. It definitely takes some practice and I don’t think there’s a right way for everybody since we all have different faces (especially noses- what works for some beauty guru make look terrible on you)

    you really don’t need anything fancy to start- just any darker shade and can use concealer to highlight. I started with eye shadow! And then I really liked it so I purchased the NYX contour kit which is pretty affordable compared to others ($12). I use mostly powder but if I need my makeup to last a long time I’ll use cream first and then a powder contour to set. LA girl makes concealers in like 20 shades (I use the shade toast if doing a cream contour) and they’re pretty popular among beauty gurus, and very cheap. Like $3 a tube though they’re hard to find. I found them a random beauty store but couldn’t find them at any chain store. I personally love Carli Bybels videos but there’s tons of YouTube videos out there for teaching how to contour. It will prob looked jacked the first time but with practice will look better and better.

    Post # 30
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Nope. I tried an look horrible like KK! Yuck!

    I am a French girl at heart, the less the better 😉

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