Hello, pretties. Today, I thought I would help some of you learn how to Contour! I’ve seen a lot of bloggers post about their difficulties with contouring and I think I’m pretty good at it! Obviously I’m not the best, but I honk I might be able to help you! Let’s get into it.
First of all, you need to know what to Contour with. I like to use cool toned matte bronzers because of my pale skin tone, but I’m sure people with more color could just use a good Bronzer and get away with it. I am currently using the Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit. It has contouring, bronzing, and light highlighting all in one for me!
And the tool to use! I like angled brushes a lot but I have used a regular-cut brush before too. I like for it to be bigger than an eyeshadow brush but smaller than a kabuki or blush brush. It needs to be thin enough to be able to carve out your Contour with precision, and really, you could use another brush to blend a little, but I prefer to use the same one. So if it can do both of those functions, I think you’ve got a winner!
Next is where to Contour. For the cheek bones (the most common place to Contour) you want to get in the natural hollows of the cheeks. To find that you can suck your mouth like a fish or move your jaw to see where the “crease” is. Or you can simply feel your face with your hand. Start on the top part of your cheekbone and go down. You’ll feel the cheekbone end and there will be a space between it and the start of your jaw bone. That’s where you want to go!
You’ll start at the top of the hollow of the cheek, closest to your ear. Everyone’s face is different, so for some people they might start at the top of the ear, others might be lower. Mine for example starts 3/4 of the way up the ear.
You’ll go down diagonally from there, following the hollow of the cheek, but it usually points towards the closest corner of the mouth.
Once you’re here, you want to blend. Right now it looks like a brown stripe on your face depending on the light and we all know we never want harsh lines. So take either the same brush you contoured with or a different brush and blend up. Yes, up. You want to keep your jaw bone completely clean of darker shades. If you use the same brush you contoured with, pick up no more product, just use what’s left on your brush. If you use a clean brush, get the smallest amount of product on it to help the blending process.
And then apply blush and Bronzer after that. Applying the Contour first and other products after helps blending it in as well.
For the nose, you want to Contour using the same product as you did with you cheek Contour. But the brush will be different this time. Smaller and more precise. Maybe a pencil brush, typically used for the eyes.
And you’ll want to put the product right along the ridges on the top of your nose, leaving the middle Clean for highlight. Blend, but not all the way down the sides of the nose, just enough so that there isn’t harsh lines. Also, bring the concealer from under the eyes up onto the sides of the nose so no dark spots reflect into corrected skin.
And that’s how I Contour! I hope you guys enjoyed his posts and I helped you a little bit. Is there anything else that you struggle with that I might be able to help with? Please don’t hesitate to ask or let me know! I would be happy to try to help! Thank you all so me for reading, I’ll see you tomorrow!