Contouring Made Easy For Newbies

One of the hottest makeup trends right now has to be contouring. If you slide through Kim Kardashian’s selfies on Instagram, you will notice that her face always looks on point - and that is all down to contouring! So, what is it exactly? It’s basically a makeup technique that people use to sculpt and highlight their face with. It certainly is all the rage with the current selfie generation. However, it can be quite difficult for newbies to master the art of this enhancement technique. As long as you remember the following tips, though, you should be able to quickly pick it up.

Contouring Made Easy For Newbies
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Get The Basics

To begin with, you need to make sure that you have all the right products for contouring. Next time you go shopping for new makeup or purchase Viseart Cosmetic products, you will see that there is a vast choice of foundations, powders, and eye shadows. So, which do you need for contouring? At the very least, you need a foundation that is slightly darker than your skin tone and one that is slightly lighter. You will also need some blusher and concealer. Remember to get some lipstick and eyeshadow as well so that you can add some color to your face.

Contouring Made Easy For Newbies
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Figure Out Your Face Shape

There are different ways you should highlight and sculpt your face, and the one you choose will depend on your face shape. For instance, if you have an oblong face, you can afford to use a lot of blush on your lower cheek. However, rose-shaped faces should use blush sparingly and only on their cheekbones. You can find more tips for various face shapes at this online guide.

Map Your Face First

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Once you have applied the lighter foundation as a base, you then need to map your face using the darker foundation. First of all, trace your temples with the foundation. You should also trace lines just below your cheekbones. This will help enhance them so that your face looks a lot more chiseled. You should also draw a line down either side of the bridge of your nose. You can shorten your nose by drawing a slightly shorter line if you have a long nose and are self-conscious of it.

Blend Well

Next, you need to blend the two foundations on your face together. The best way to do this is with a damp blending sponge. You can pick one of these up for hardly any money at your local drugstore. Simply tap the damp sponge over the dark foundation so that it starts to bleed into the lighter base. Then, using a circular motion, begin to blend them together. Blending well can make all the difference to the end result. If you don’t take time or care when blending, it will be very obvious that you have contoured your face, and the darker foundation will stick out quite a lot.

So, there you have it - contouring doesn’t have to be so hard after all. You can do it even if you aren’t a makeup artist!

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