Today I’ll be sharing some simple yet effective contouring tips for cheating your way to a model-like facial structure.
The concept of contouring may seem daunting, especially for those of you who don’t wear much make-up, but it is pretty simple in practice: wherever you apply the darker colour, it will make that area of your face stand out less and wherever you apply the lighter colour, that area will appear more prominent.
- Suck in your cheeks and use an angled brush to apply a bronzer underneath your cheekbones, extending out towards the tops of your ears.
- Dab a cream highlighter, such as Yardley Radiant Glo Illuminator (R109.95), on to your cheekbones, above the darker lines.
- Soften these lines with a sponge or foundation brush.
Quick trick: Use remaining highlighter to brighten the top of your Cupid’s bow and underneath your brow bones.
- Elongate a round face and minimise a double chin by sweeping a powder bronzer, such as Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder (R149.95), under your chin and jawline towards the bottoms of your ears.
- Blend the bronzer down into your neck for a natural finish.
Quick trick: Fair-skinned ladies should opt for a lighter bronzer, while darker skins can get away with two to three shades darker than their natural skin tone. Pick a matte bronzer over a shimmery one, as matte products tend to work better for contouring.
- You can fake a slimmer nose by blending a concealer, such as Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (R150), in a shade lighter than your skin tone, along the bridge of your nose.
- Use a small shadow brush to line bronzer down both sides of your nose, starting just under your eyes.
- If you already have a sharp nose, do the opposite and apply the bronzer down the centre of your nose.
Quick trick: Set your make-up by lightly dusting loose, translucent powder over your face.
I hope that you’ll be trying these sculpting tricks soon, and please share your trusted contouring tips with me
The Fashion Fox