How to contour: Enhance your Natural Beauty with the Right Tools

How to contour: Enhance your Natural Beauty with the Right Tools

Apr 16, 2024Marijeta Duvnjak

Contouring is more than just a makeup trend - it's a technique that can enhance your natural beauty, define your features and accentuate your face shape. Whether you're new to contouring or looking to refine your skills, understanding how to use this method effectively is essential. Below, we delve into contouring for different face shapes, discuss the benefits of cream textures versus powders, and provide tips on how to achieve a flawless finish with the perfect makeup brushes.

Understanding Your Face Shape

The first step in mastering contouring is to identify your face shape. Here are some quick tips on how to contour different face shapes:

  • Oval Face: Lightly enhance the natural contours under your cheekbones and around the forehead and jawline to maintain balance.
  • Round Face: Create definition by contouring along the temples, sides of the forehead, under the cheekbones, and along the jawline.
  • Square Face: Soften the jawline and the edges of your face by contouring the corners to create a more rounded appearance.
  • Heart-Shaped Face: Contour the sides of your forehead and temples to narrow the upper face, blending towards the cheekbones.
  • Diamond Face: Highlight under the eyes and contour the lower cheekbones to diminish width and bring attention to the center of the face.

Choosing Between Creams and Powders

Cream-based contours are perfect for those who want a dewy, seamless finish. They blend easily, making them ideal for dry or mature skin types. Creams are best applied with a dense, flat brush that can distribute the product evenly without absorbing too much of it. Our brushes from the Makeup brush set highlight & contour 5/1 are ideal for cream contours, makeup brush Cream Contour has dense bristles which provide great help in precise application without streaking.

Powder contours are great for achieving a matte finish and are easier to control in terms of building up coverage. They work well on oily skin types and for those looking to achieve a more dramatic, defined look. Use an angled contour brush with soft, dense bristles to apply powder contour; this allows for precise application and blending. Our Makeup brush 21 is best for powders, the angle fits naturally under the cheekbone, making it easier to mimic shadow and depth.

Easy Contouring Techniques

For Cream Contour:

  1. Prepare the Skin: Ensure your skin is well-moisturized and primed.
  2. Apply the Cream: Use a contour brush to apply cream along the contours of your face, guided by your face shape.
  3. Blend: With a clean, dense brush or beauty sponge, blend the cream outwards to avoid harsh lines, ensuring a natural transition between your base and the contour.

For Powder Contour:

  1. Set the Base: After applying foundation, lightly dust setting powder over your face.
  2. Contour: Using an angled contour brush, apply the contour powder beneath your cheekbones, along your jawline, and at the edges of your forehead.
  3. Blend Thoroughly: Use a fluffy brush to blend the powder with circular motions for a soft, natural look.

Contouring is a powerful technique that, when done right, can enhance your natural beauty by defining your features and giving your face a balanced, dimensional look. Remember, the best way to master contouring is by practicing and experimenting with what works best for your unique face shape and skin type. Using the right brushes not only simplifies the process but also helps in achieving the polished, professional look that will make your features pop. Whether you prefer cream or powder, or a combination of both, the right brushes and techniques will help you highlight your best features. So embrace the art of contouring and watch as you transform your makeup routine and confidence!

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