How to Contour Your Face for a Flawless, Radiant Look

Contouring is rapidly becoming a part of most women’s everyday makeup routine. A few strokes of your contouring brush can totally transform the depth of your face, making it look much better. In this article, you’re about to know how to contour your face for a flawless radiant look.  

Choose the right contour powder shade that suits you

"Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through makeup."  says Beau Nelson, Kristen Stewart's longtime makeup artist. In a nutshell, contouring is more of an enhancement process. For it to look natural, you should use a product with a matte finish for this will help imitate a real shadow. It is advisable to choose a warm shade that has the similar undertone as yours. Avoid using orangey or reddish shades because using these can make you look very unnatural.

Apply it on the right areas to accentuate your bone structure

Regarding on where to apply your contour, Rose-Marie Swift, a professional makeup artist and founder of RMS, advised that you should apply it “right where the bone is”. Always apply it on the hollows of your cheeks, jaw line, temples and sides of the nose.

Flawless contouring is all about blending it to perfection

You should always diffuse the harsh lines by blending your contour. If it becomes too dark or overly pigmented, lightly fade it out with a damp sponge with a bit of foundation. When it comes to blending your contour into the correct direction, Global Makeup Artist for Estée Lauder, Bobby Wang, said, “Do not blend it down. Normally you’d blend it down to the jawline, which will make you look older. Blend it up into the blush.” In this proper way of contouring your face, you will achieve that flawlessly radiant look perfect for all occasions.

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