But what is contouring ??
Before stepping into this face-sculpting makeup technique, it is important for you to know what exactly is contouring and highlighting because a purpose can make the process understandable
Contouring is the application of makeup on your face to help define your face shape, and makes you to appear as if you have a slimmer face, slender cheeks, a straighter nose and more prominent cheekbones, and to help reduce the double chin is some cases. Or I sometimes just call it camouflaging LOL
Contouring is used on areas on the face you want to reduce and become less prominent. Highlighting is the application of makeup on your face that does the opposite effect of contouring. Highlighting helps to further define your face. Highlighting is used on certain areas of the face you want to be more prominent and pronounced. So if you want to show the best of you try contouring, it really can give you another look and it's not hard to do but please do apply your normal makeup (like foundation) before contouring.
What Shades to Choose?
Contouring: Use brown or tan colored. Powdered concealers work great! Matte or shimmer finish is up to you. It's whatever you like most. Just make sure you blend, blend, and blend some more - make sure to choose something that blends easily and that gives the face that natural and healthy look. I prefer using a brush but you can also use Blendig Buds or sponges. TIP: Contour color should be 1 -2 shades darker then your foundation.
Highlighting: Same as contouring applies to highlighting only in lighter shades. FYI: Highlight color should be 1 – 2 shades lighter then your foundation.
Younique now has great sets, you can find them here. The sets are available in 3 different shades, light- medium and dark. And.....this month it comes with an amazing FREE higlight and contouring brush!
Contouring and Highlighting in simple steps:
Cheeks: suck in your cheek just a little and apply a darker shade to hollows (don’t overdo it, start off with a small amount then build as needed), apply light shade (highlight) to the apple of your cheeks when you smile.
Nose: apply darker shade (contour) on each side of the nose in a thin line and blend carefully, Run a line down the center on your nose with a lighter shade (highlight).
Forehead/Temple: apply darker shades (contour) to both your temples and blend well (Highlight) apply lighter shades to forehead.
Chin: apply darker shade (contour) down your chin and below your neck line, blend, blend and blend some more and see how your double chin reduces. Apply lighter shade (highlight) to the tip of your chin and blend downward and along your jawline
Tip: If you need help finding the right shade for you just message me and don't forget.....Blend, Blend, and Blend some more!!