Your Sheer Guide to Creative Contouring

Your face is a canvas and contouring is all about painting your face in different tones (mainly highlight, bronzer &blush) and although the tutorial videos we see on Instagram makes it a little tough for us to comprehend and implement the techniques in real life, trust me, it is really a piece of cake.

Here’s my basic guide to make you look amazing:

Step 1: CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONS

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a) Highlight: If you’re going out in daytime, pick a highlighter that has a warm tone and less shimmer but for evening or night, pick something with a little more sparkle.

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The products that I use mainly are Hour Glass Ambient Lightening Powder and Benefit’s Watt’s Up for daytime. theBalm’s Mary-Lou is perfect for nights and evenings to shine your way!

b) Blush: Pick anything from peachy pinks to perfect pinks but always choose a blush that compliments your natural skin color. Start building up with natural brush strokes, do not go straight with a very dark magenta.

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Hard Candy’s Cheeky tints are perfect if you want a blush that looks very natural, it blends in your skin such a way that it always looks like you are blushing. For a  heavier look, I use MUA’s blusher Marshmallow shade (but that’s again for my skin color)

c) Contour: Always keep in mind of picking up a product that is almost 3 to 4 times darker than your real skin color. The aim for contouring is to build a shadow, do not go hard on bronzer and give yourself sun-kissed tan glow.

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Betty-Lou by theBalm is my ultimate favorite to give my skin the best shadows.

Step 2: CHOOSE YOUR METHOD

a) Foundation: Choose a foundation that gives you light to medium coverage, if you put too much foundation, your face may look cakey and overdone and that is a NO! Choose the shade that fits perfectly with your skin color, do not choose a lighter/darker shade as it may look fake comparatively to your hands or neck.

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The Body Shop’s Fresh Nude Foundations blends in miraculously with your skin and there’s no flakey touch at all. You will love Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge when you’re going out for a party because it gives a smooth airbrush effect to your skin that you will definitely love.For daily use just pat a little of Max FactorX’s Miracle Touch on your skin and you’re ready to go but make sure you don’t take a lot of Max FactorX’s foundation as it may give you a fake look. The little the good. 

b) Concealer: Cover your acne marks, uneven skin tones with a concealer that matches your foundation so it does not look like a patch on your face. 16939382_10155153459206812_7256954165174816591_n

L.A Girl Pro.conceal is every girl’s favorite and a must in your bag, it gives you the best coverage and covers your marker, dark circles. Always go for this for a fresher look. The second concealer that I used is Essence’s coverstick, I was not satisfied with the product because it does not blend it with the skin and looks like a patch on the skin.

Step 3: CHOOSE THE CHARACTER OF YOUR FACE

a) Round

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b) Square

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c) Long

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d) Heart

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e) Pear

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I hope you girls have now learnt an easier way of contouring and choosing your products right. Happy Makeup 😀

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