Contouring is probably my favorite part of makeup. It completely transforms the face, and it’s something that can work for any face type. Last night I decided to do a creamy contour and to set it with a powder contour for the sake of this post. It’s never necessary to do both, you can do either or and have great results.
I use the sponge for blending the cream contour, the top brush for bronzer, the second one for highlighter, the third for powder highlighter, the fourth for matching my neck to my face, and the bottom brush for powder highlighting. The kabuki brush to the left I use for blending out my powder contour.
Note: Always start a contour (and any makeup routine) with an exfoliated and moisturized face for best results.
During and after cream contour. I used Nudestix Sculpting Pencil in medium/deep for the dark contour and the lighter contour on my forehead. The highlight is Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in their lightest shade.
A cream contour is going to give you a more natural look, even though it does look kind of crazy while applying it, it leaves you with a nice seamless, airbrushed finish and a nice dewy glow.
You want to start your contour from the top of your ear toward the corner of your mouth for the most natural look.
For my powder contour I used my beloved Shade Light palette.
I always set cream contours with powder contour for two reasons, the first is that I use concealer for highlighting and to prevent it from creasing it always needs to be set with a powder. The second reason is because I love intense makeup, and the powder contour does that for me. I always blend my powder upwards and highlight underneath to try and make the contour sharp.
If you do try this you do NOT have to use as much product as I do. I like to go a little crazy. Do what makes you feel comfortable, confident, and over everything, what makes you feel beautiful. Hope this is helpful.! Comment and let me know what you think.!