Different Types Of Contouring That Are Gaining Popularity
If you like to keep yourself updated on the latest trends of the makeup world, chances are that you might already be familiar with the term ‘contouring'. However, a little introduction is justified for the newbies. Last year, the infamous Kim Kardashian West revealed the secrets of her chiseled face and created a wave for makeup pros all around the world. Since then, many women have jumped on the Kardashian bandwagon and have been going blend-blend-blend with their highlighters and bronzers in search of a flawless face.
While the classic contouring technique enhances the facial features resulting in a sharp jawline and prominent cheekbones, variants of contouring are becoming increasingly popular. Here's a rundown of the different types of contouring that have become famous.
Neck contouring is the smart use of makeup tools on the back of your neck to create the illusion of a slimmer and shapely neck. This tutorial by Dias Insani will help you do it perfectly.
Want slimmer legs sans the hard work? Then leg contouring is the way to go, girl. It's all about skillfully applying a highlighter and a bronzer at the correct places and blending them perfectly. Check out this tutorial by SayHelloToSexyLegs and give it a try. And yes, you might take some time to become a pro but keep at it.
Faking fuller lips is easy, but faking thinner lips is difficult. Contouring comes to your rescue! Dab some concealer on your lower lip line to make it blurry. Now use your favourite lip liner to draw a fake line just above your natural one. Oh, and don't forget to use matte lip products; gloss and shine makes your pout look thicker.
Now this what I call effortlessly creating a pack of ready-to-be-flaunted abs! Yes, it does sound ridiculous but if you know how to do it perfectly, it is the ultimate measure when you need to show off an enviable abdomen. Here's your guide by ModaMob to abs contouring.
You may have been whacked out at the idea but it's the new buzzword for women who are not so endowed with boobies. As you may have guessed by now, breast contouring is about creating the appearance of bigger boobs. If the idea is already beginning to interest you, go ahead and check out the tutorial by Belinda Nicoll.
Tan touring, or tontouring is a simpler version of contouring where you replace the generic highlighter and bronzer with a self-tanner. This is easily the best bet for lazy bees who just can't think of following a tiresome makeup regime each morning because a session of tontouring lasts for about a week. *OMG*
P. S. – Check out the video by Hairburst TV.
Yes, you got it right! A Pakistani makeup artist made news when she created this artistic new way of contouring the face by drawing mehendi-inspired designs on the face by the help of a pointy brush. With correct shades and some swift blending, you'll be looking at a sharp face in a jiffy! Don't miss this helpful tutorial by Sahur Saleim.
Strobing is more commonly known as ‘anti-contouring' and is a more natural technique when compared to contouring. Instead of using different shades to create a striking look, here you need to use illuminators to the areas that naturally draw light, like cheekbones, forehead, brow bone, inner corner of the eyes and the tip of the chin. Result: A natural glow on your face! Do watch the tutorial by Tina Yong for a detailed explanation.
Makeup is a crazy form of artistry! These different types of contouring are enough proof of it! Don't you agree?