10 Instant Ways to Contour Your Face


Contouring, as a crucial technique of makeup art, is becoming more and more popular these days. The tricks of this technique had formerly been secrets of runway models and girls from glossy mags’ covers. Luckily, the secrets are revealed, and any woman can use this magic in her daily makeup. Contouring makeup can be difficult. Unless you have naturally chiseled cheekbones and a finely structured jaw, then you may want to “sculpt” your face with makeup. The accentuation should be subtle, so you don’t have to dip your brush into dark bronzer and apply a tan stripe below your cheeks. The key is to understand how to play light and shadow off one another. The key is in proficiency and illusion. Don’t be scared, it isn’t rocket science at all! Check out ten different ways to contour your face and pick the ones that work best for you.

1. Primer

Primer is a must-have for every woman’s makeup. It fulfills an important function of smoothing, flattening, and concealing. It is almost incomparable, unless you compare a primer with underwear – it proves that there’s a place for everything and it keeps everything in its place. As far as a primer is designed to keep other things in place, all what you apply over it instantly acquires better look. Primer is a necessity when contouring because you need shadow to stay out of highlight areas and vice versa.

If you want to conceal wrinkles, visually reduce pores or even out your skin, a primer will easily cope with the task. A good primer can make the difference between strong contours and a mess of makeup that blends together into one uniform color. While doing the above listed work, it’ll set up the great basis for foundation, and stitch makeup and skincare together. One of the best things about primers is that they don’t cause acne. Since they are non-comedogenic, they won’t evoke skin irritation. So there’s no difference whether your skin is inclined to acneiform rash or clogged pores.