Depending on the shape of your face there are various different ways to contour and different areas that need to be shaded/highlighted. I’ll go through all that now, but first I want to say that when you shading you only need a small amount of product on the brush and to apply it very lightly and blend very well as you don’t want to be left with big dark brown patches.
You can get 2 types of contouring products. You can get creams which are applied over the foundation before powder is applied and you can get powder which is applied after your setting powder. Personally I use powder because I don’t like to apply too many creamy products to my skin because I feel like I’m caked but cream contours’ are good and each to their own!
With contouring there is the 2 shade rule, highlighters should be at least 2 shades lighter then the natural skin colour and shaders should be at least 2 shades darker.
Highlighting:The most common places highlighter is used is on brow bones, cheek bones and collar bones.
- To make brow bones look more prominent apply a highlighter sparingly to the brow bone under the eyebrow.
Shading:Shader is most commonly used in the hollows just below the cheekbone, under the chin and on the temples.
Well I hope you learned something new or got some useful tips. I really would recommend contouring to everyone because it does make such a diffence. Just remember the rule that less is more! Start off with very little and build it up if you need to, contouring is meant to look natural and blend seamlessly.
If anyone has any questions feel free to ask me and I'll get back to you ASAP :)