Handy Contouring Tips To Get The Perfect Chiseled Look
Contouring has become one of the most popular makeup techniques. You can now enhance your face structure and features with just a few simple steps. Used by both professionals as well as everyday women, this technique is a smart way to make your face look naturally chiseled and fabulous. However, it is important to do it the right way. Here are a few helpful contouring tips that will help you nail the look you are going for!
Be Generous With The Concealer
It is almost a crime to restrict the concealer just to the under eye area. You should know that a concealer can be applied anywhere on your face where there is shadowing. Apply it in between the eyebrows, over the eyelid, beneath your cheekbones, collarbone as well as areas where you have blemishes or acne. Always start with the concealer and be generous with it.
Use A Good Base Foundation Cream
It is important that you select a good Beauty Benefit cream as a base foundation for your face. Go for a cream that is non-greasy and blends beautifully into your skin. Always apply foundation on top of concealer and not the other way around to get that flawless look.
Highlight The Face
When you are aiming to get a perfectly chiseled look for your face, it is essential to highlight certain areas tactfully. You can use a cream eyeliner and draw along the corner of your eye, on the bridge of your nose, and the cupid's brow (heart-shaped upper lip area). Highlighting these areas will add a beautiful glow to your face.
Pick An Illuminating Powder Or Cream
After you are done with the concealer, base and highlights, it is time to lock everything into place with a premium-quality illuminating powder or cream. Take a large makeup brush and apply the powder just above your cheekbones to give them a natural lift. You can also fill your eyelids with this powder, to hide the dark shadows.
Put On Some Bronzer
It is now time for a touch of bronze to your cheeks to create the perfect contouring effect. Lightly brush some bronzer powder on the balls of your cheeks and gently spread it upwards, towards the cheekbone. Refrain from applying bronzer all over your face as it will completely ruin the look. You can also apply bronzer along the sides of your nose to make it look sharper.
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Apply Right Amount Of Blush
You must be extremely careful while applying blush. There is always a chance of going overboard. Choose a colour that looks good against your skin tone. For example, if you have an olive skin go for a coral or peach shade of blush. Just swipe a large brush full of blush powder right over the bronzer to heighten your cheekbones. Apply an amount right enough to add a warm glow to your face.
Go The White Eyeshadow Way
This look will make your eyes look brighter. After you have applied the concealer, base and illuminating powder over your eyelids, use a white eyeshadow to cover your eyelids. Now, the trick is to add a dark grayish shade in the crease of your eyelids followed by a dash of beige over the white eyeshadow. Finish this up with a touch of subtle pink right above the grey area.
Add The Finishing Touches
Once, all the above steps are done, apply a dash of BB cream powder over your nose forehead and chin to set all the cream-based products. After that, apply your eyeliner, mascara and lipstick or gloss.
Follow these essential contouring tips to get that clean, sharp look. Flaunt the confidence of a ramp model with a perfectly chiseled face. Go on, try it yourself!