Recently I've become really interested in facial contouring. Contouring is a special make-up technique which is used to change the appearance of the face. The main reason for my sudden interest is that I feel I've gained a bit of weight on my face. So me being typical lazy me, instead of just trying to stick to a diet and lose weight (yeah... I obviously love my food more than my face ha), Ill take any cheat option there is and contouring the face is one of them. When this is done properly it can change the entire look of your face.
There are normally two methods used to contour the face. Applying a foundation up to 2 shades darker than your normal shade, or powders or bronzers. By applying a dark tone, you create a false shadow, making it appear as if there is depth. Basically you create shadows on both sides of the face, and under the jaw line to make it appear more slim. Using foundation is probably the best bet to get a natural look, but powders or bronzers are much easier to work with. Contouring products should always be matte though, as you're creating an illusion of shadows on your face. You don't want these shadows to sparkle or shimmer. As contouring help recede some features a highlighter is often used on the cheek bones to trick the eyes and make cheekbones appear to stand out and pull the attention towards them.
One tip to remember when contouring though, is ALWAYS blend well for a natural effect. You seriously don't want to end up walking down the street with 2 brown lines along either side of your face and a dirty looking jaw line.... *shakes head* that would just be contouring failure.
Im gunna use the products my pennies bought me and try my hardest to make my face appear a bit slimmer ha! Wait... is that natural or contouring trickery though? Hmmmm.
So is contouring part of your daily make up routine?
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