Friday, January 4, 2013

Contouring Makeup Tutorial

Do you ever wonder how one day a celebrity can look like they've had a nose job or lost a lot of weight in their face, and the next day they don't? Well, the answer to that mystery is called "contouring." Contouring is a makeup technique used to bring out facial features and the shape of your face using different shapes and colors of makeup. This technique has become especially popular due to the beautiful face and makeup artist of Kim Kardashian.

Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have a makeup artist on hand every morning, so we wanted to simplify the contouring process by teaching you a simple way to contour your own features. We visited Sephora and spoke with a make-up artist to get the low-down.

-Highlighter one shade lighter than your skin tone with a little shimmer (use a light eye shadow with a subtle shimmer if you have one).
-Bronzer one shade darker than your skin tone.
-Foundation the natural tone of your skin (optional).
-Makeup brushes
*You can use liquid or powder. If you have more creases in your skin, it's best to use a powder.

1. Start by applying the foundation evenly on your face and neck. 
2. Use your bronzer (contour shade) anywhere on your face that is hidden by a shadow (see image below).
3. Use the highlighter in the middle of your face (your t-zone), down the bridge of your nose and on the very top, outer portions of your cheeks. Basically, anywhere light would hit.
4. BLEND!!

Hope this tutorial helps!

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