How to Contour the face

Everyday Makeup Skills: How to Contour the face


Everyday Makeup Skills: How to Contour the Face.

Heyy guys. Today is Tuesday, and we are back with our weekly episodes of Only On Vasiti Magazine – Trendy Tuesday.  If you’re joining us for the first time, you’re welcome, and get ready to stay glued and marveled, because Vasiti Magazine is going make you come back here every Tuesday for your fashion trends. Trendy Tuesday, as the name depicts, is all about fashion trends for females every Tuesday. Having said that, let’s move to the deal of the day. We shall be looking at: “How to Contour the Face”

We have been doing the Everyday Makeup Skills Series for the past two weeks now. You can click here to read How to Draw the brows, and here to read How to Draw the Perfect Winged Eyeliner.  Today, we shall be looking at how to contour the face. Contouring and highlighting are makeup skills that go hand in hand, and we have decided to separate the two for easier learning, then in the next episode, we shall be looking at how to highlight the face, so you just have to stay tuned. Contouring the face makes the face looks bolder and it brings out a more defined structure of the face.

Let us look at steps on how to contour the face.

  1. Know the Structure of your face.

    How to Contour the face
    Knowing the Structure of the face

    Determining your face structure is the first and most important step when highlighting and contouring. For each face structure, there is a slightly different placement of the highlight and contour. There are six face shapes to consider when determining which one is yours: Oval, Long, Round, Square, Heart, and Diamond. Look at the picture provided to help determine what face shape you have. The darker shades on the face is where you are to contour the face, determined by the structure of the face.

  2. Contour the Face!

    How to Contour the face
    Contour the face

    This chart shows where to contour, but do not forget that it is based on the structure of the face. To contour, you would need a foundation or concealer one to two shades darker than your skin tone. This would add more depth to the face. Now, with your darker foundation or concealer, you want to place it in the areas where you want to add more depth. For most people, these areas would be the sides of your nose, the jawline, the hollows of your cheeks, your temples and the perimeter of your forehead.

  3. Blend

    How to contour the face
    Blend the contour

    This step is the easiest and the most important! You blend out all the harsh lines you created in the step before. Contouring is meant to look as natural and effortless as possible. You can use a brush to blend or a sponge (try a beauty blender sponge). When all the blending is done, make sure to “set” your makeup with a translucent powder (a powder that goes on “clear”) so that your makeup won’t easily wipe off. This is only if you use cream/foundation to contour. If you use powder to contour, you do not need to add another layer of translucent powder.

    That is all you need to do when you want to contour the face. Kindly share this article with family and friends if you find it helpful. Stay glued to Vasiti Magazine. 

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