Thursday, October 29
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How to Succeed with Makeup Contouring!

Sculpt and Define.

Contouring has been (and still is) incredibly hot. A fairly widespread topic, but still topical and something many do daily, both at work and in private.

You can do an incredible amount of light and shadows; highlight, shrink and hide areas of the face. How, then, should we go about doing so? Here is a quick guide to how you can easily achieve the result of a vibrant and healthy complexion. Contouring emphasizes and improves, with a result that in daylight still gives a natural look.

How to do Makeup Contouring

No matter what type of skin, skin color, age or face you have, you need to start by moisturizing your skin with moisturizing products. The makeup is distributed more easily and evenly if it is moisturized. The next step is the foundation. One of the most common questions we get is about the foundation, and how to find the right color. The secret is mix! In principle, mix to get the perfect shade. If you have a foundation that is a little lighter, which suits you best when you are pale, and a little darker that works when you are your brownest, then you mix them and adjust according to season.

Anastasia Contour Kit contains 6 different shades and is available for both lighter and darker skin, so you can make every conceivable combination. Both slightly cooler and warmer shades, for example, banana which is a little yellower and incredibly nice for getting some warmth to the skin or to dampen redness. A super nice palette, well worth investing in if you like contouring.


How you should approach contouring for the best results depends on how your face is shaped. Some examples:

Cheekbones: apply dark shade directly under cheekbone, start at the earlobe and follow cheekbone, stopping when in line with the pupil about. Apply highlighter on the cheekbone, it raises and highlights the cheekbones beautifully.

The brow: if you have a high brow, you can reduce it a little by applying a darker shadow along the hairline, as close as possible without getting the product into the hair.

The temples: if you have a broad face, you can sculpt it by applying a darker shade in the temples.

Nose: it is defined and refined by sculpting on both sides of the nostril as well as ringing in almost the entire tip of the nose, leaving open 1/3 on the nose. Works great to only beautify the nasal tip if you already have a narrowly defined nose or vice versa if you have a wide nose but the petite nose tip only does the nose back.

Chin: is defined by making a U-shaped shadow from the chin tip and up to the mouth.

Jawline: defined by marking just on the edge below the chin and backward towards the neck.

Lip: You get some great effect by highlighting the amorphous arch. A thin line a little that follows the amorphous arch and a little bit out on the sides gives nice effect.

The eyes: You get an immediate lift by highlighting the area from the highest point on the eyebrow and out to the brow ends. Putting a little dutt right in the corner of the eye opens up the eye and gives a clearer, more attractive look.

There is as much as you can do but with the above tricks you will go a long way. Super important to remember is that all edges must be shaded so that it looks natural, it should only be shadows on the face, which the eye barely perceives. It may take some time the first time you do it but don’t be afraid to try it. I promise you will be surprised at what a difference it is, take your time and remember that darkness diminishes and bright highlights, what is already small need not be smaller and vice versa.

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