The perfect contour

Contouring has become one of the beauty world’s most popular trends in recent months with the release of Kim Kardashian’s contouring selfie, but most of us are baffled when it comes down to successfully recreating the look ourselves. Other celebrities who are now fans of the contouring method include Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. While they look like glowing goddesses, it is safe to say that most of the time when we try to contour we end up looking worse than when we started. Here are some fool-proof steps to creating the perfect contour:

Step 1 – Get two different colour foundations, one light and one of a darker shade. If you don’t feel

like splashing out on two expensive foundations simply use a light-coloured concealer – they will both

deliver similar results.

Step 2 – Apply the lighter colour down the bridge of the nose, under the eyes, on top of the

cheekbones and in the centre of the forehead to highlight the areas.

Step 3 – Blend around the edges with a soft foundation brush.  This is the most important step because

it will create that smooth, airbrushed finish that we want to achieve.

Step 4 – Next, apply the darker colour in the hollow of your cheekbones, down the sides of the nose

and along your hairline and temples. If your forehead is on the larger side, applying the darker colour

along the hairline is a great way of creating the illusion of a smaller forehead.

Step 5 – Gently blend around any harsh edges to create a smooth finish and ensure that there are no

streaks or sharp lines.

Step 6 – Finally, set the look with a translucent powder to lock it into place. Good luck!

 

Shirley Donlon

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