And now we blend our concealer. So the point of highlighting. And contouring is to brighten up and add dimension to your face. Because our faces aren't just flat and one-dimensional.
Do you contour your face before or after foundation?
Apply foundation before you contour your face. Foundation gives you the base you need to apply smooth contour make-up. Applying foundation after the rest of your make-up can wipe out all your contouring and highlighting work.
What is the best contour technique for beginners?
Answer: Step 1: Apply a moisturiser and primer on your face. Step 2: Highlight your cheekbones, down your nose, brow bones, and inner corners of your eyes using a cream highlighter. Step 3: Blend your foundation over your face with a damp beauty blender after mixing it with a beauty oil to give it a flawless look.
What are the rules for contour makeup?
It is safe to use contour products that are 1-2.5 shades darker than our base skin tone, and remember to be conscious of how it is applied. Avoid bringing the contour down too low around the hairline, along the full jawline, or too much around the chin. This can create a muddy, bearded look.
Where does contour go for beginners?
The first step to contouring your face is to map out the areas you wish to shadow. Popular areas to darken or contour include along the hairline and jawline, under cheekbones and along each side of the nose. Take a damp beauty sponge or a contouring brush and blend the contouring cream, liquid or powder into skin.
What makeup do I need to contour my face?
Contouring powders tend to look slightly more natural depending on your skin tone. Bronzer also warms up the complexion. Similar to cream highlighters, you can use a cream concealer a few shades deeper than your natural skin tone to contour. Test both cool and warm shades until you find the one that's best for you.