Want to know how to contour? We've got you covered
Ever wondered how to contour your face with makeup and not look, well, frankly a bit frightening?
Let’s be honest. The thought of lining our face with shades of dark brown and pale cream colours can be utterly terrifying, let alone seem completely impossible. Sure, Kim Kardashian makes it looks as simple as applying moisturiser in the morning, but she has a sizeable glam squad for beautifying her for two hours every day. And sure, there’s a whole lot of Instagram videos and Youtube tutorials readily available for us to consume, but without the background information on the best contouring kits available and exactly where to shade and highlight for your face shape, you’re simply not equipped with all the knowledge you need – which is why we’ve put together a definite guide on contouring.
So whether you’re aiming for chiselled cheekbones that would give Kate Moss a run for her money, want to know the best way to contour for your face shape or simply want to give your face slightly more definition, we’ve got your covered on how to contour.
Contour cosmetics 101
Best for on the go application
How to contour your face shape
The contour tutorial: How to contour for beginners
Never contoured before? Don’t panic. Just follow this cut-out-and-keep guide to make sure you know how to contour like a pro.
The first top tip is: know your face. The idea with contouring is to shade the areas your want to sculpt. Then, highlight the areas you want to accentuate. Generally you should shade below your cheekbone, down the length of your nose on either side, around your hairline and along your jaw line.
So there you have it, how to contour all wrapped up!