How To Contour? 6 Easy Steps For You


Makeup is a magic that gives you power. Contouring plays an important role in makeup. It grants you the ability not just to cover blemishes but to transform. When you master contour skills correctly, you can sculpt your face and flatter your features any way you like. Sounds great, right? If you want to learn how to contour, read on.

About Contouring 

Contouring is a very professional makeup technique. It is a technique for sculpting and adding dimension to your face by using makeup that is slightly darker or lighter than your actual skin color. Unlike everyday foundation and concealer, which we typically want to match our skin exactly, contouring is all about creating the effect of shadow and light.


Guide To Contour 

1. Foundation. As usual, start with skincare. Wash your face and apply moisturizer to keep your face moist. Primer is optional. For a better and longlasting makeup look, you might want to go for it. Even out skin with a little foundation or concealer in shades that match your natural skin tone, covering any blemishes on your face.

2. Shadow. The easist way to contour is to take the darker shade and use it to create a shadow underneath your cheekbones. Depending on your face shape and unique facial features, you can place your shadow in one of these places: along the sides of your nose; in a “3” shape that follows your hairline, under cheekbone, and jawline; or in an upside-down triangle shape framing your cheeks. You can try all of them to find out the best way that fit your face shape.

3. Highlight. Apply the lighter shade or a highlighter to areas of your face that reflect light naturally: your forehead, the bridge of your nose, the tip of your nose, the top of your cheekbones, your cupid’s bow, and around the eyes and brow bone. You can use concealer that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone, or a shimmery highlight or eyeshadow.

4. Blush. Applying blush is not a must for a contouring look, but it can help your makeup look more natural, acting as a bridge between your shadow and highlight areas.

5. Blend. As you’re applying shades that don’t match your skin tone, blending is an important step to polish your contouring. Use a fluffy brush, blending brush, or makeup sponge, blend your shadows and highlights into your foundation layer until the lines you created look more natural.

6. Set. The last step is to apply setting powder or spray. It will help you to maintain the makeup look longer.


Contouring is not so difficult as you imagine. Just follow these 6 steps and practice more. Have a try, and you will get some inspirations and become more and more skilled.


Do you apply contouring often in your daily makeup? Any skills you would like to share with the beginners? Please feel free to share in the comment area.


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