How do you contour for beginners?

How do you contour for beginners? 

Which contour is best for beginners? Powder contour is best for beginners, because it is easy to blend and to build along with your other makeup products. While powder is the most familiar, cream does have a learning curve.

Do you put contour on first or foundation? Do you contour before or after foundation? Contouring makeup is usually applied after foundation and concealer. Cream, liquid, and stick contours can be applied directly on top of foundation and then blended out for a seamless finish.

What is the easiest way to contour? The easiest and most familiar way to contour is to take your darker shade and use it to create a shadow underneath your cheekbones. Find your cheekbones by sucking in your cheeks and tracing the product along the hollows of your cheeks, following the natural shape of your jawline and temple.

How do you contour for beginners? – Additional Questions

How do I contour my face to look younger?

Do you blend contour up or down?


This is where we blend; using your fingers, blend the line upwards. If you blend down, you will lose the height of your cheekbone and your face will look muddy. Blend the contour colour into the hairline. This will help give your skin a healthy glow and disguise a large or flat forehead.

How do you contour step by step?

How To Contour: 5 Steps To Perfecting Contouring
  1. Create a Base. After you apply your foundation and concealer, brush on a light layer of translucent powder to your face to create a clean base so the contour can go on smoothly.
  2. Choose the Right Product and Brush.
  3. Map Out Your Face.
  4. Build Then Buff.
  5. Highlight.

How do you properly contour?

What brush should I use for contouring?

What kind of brush do you use for contouring? To contour your face, you use a contour brush. These brushes differ from other makeup brushes, such as a blush brush. Unlike blush brushes, which are more rounded, contour brushes come in a variety of angled shapes.

How do I choose a contour color?

The key is to start with the right foundation shade and then choose your contour colors for your skin tone correctly. The best bet is to choose a contour shade a bit darker than your foundation, and a shade that is similar to how you think shadow on your face would appear.

Can you use bronzer as contour?

If you are fair to light-complected and cool-toned, bronzer can look great on you as a contour. If you’re medium to dark-skinned and warm-toned, bronzer as contour can look great, too, but you just have to apply it with a lighter hand.

How do you blend contour?

Do you use the same brush to blend contour?

“The shape and fibers are perfect for setting powder, bronzer, contour, blush, and highlighter. I often use the same brush on one face without cleaning it off, as the colors help blend the face together even better in my opinion. I have four of them and I can’t do a face without it.”

How do I make my contour not patchy?

How To Fix A Patchy Contour
  1. Use a cotton round or a makeup blotting paper to remove any excess product and oil.
  2. Apply a light layer of powder on top of the contour to create a smooth base.
  3. Grab a fluffy angled brush, swirl it into the contour powder and lightly tap off any excess.

Why can’t I contour my face?

You Use The Wrong Colors For Your Skin Tone

Then you need to keep an eye on the makeup shades you use. Like with foundation and concealer, not one contour color palette fits all. Depending on your skin color and undertones, you need to choose the correct shades so the lines don’t look too harsh or ashy on your face.

What color concealer should I use for contour?

For highlighting and contouring, choose a concealer shade that’s 1-2 shades lighter or darker than your foundation shade match. “To use a concealer as a highlighter, you can simply apply the lighter concealer shade where you naturally want to highlight,” says Lee.

Is Contour supposed to be lighter or darker?

Regardless of what type of makeup product you choose to contour with, you should really only go one or two shades darker than your skin tone—otherwise, the end result won’t look natural.

How do you contour without looking cakey?

Why does my face look dirty when I Contour?

Using a shade that is too dark.

“One of the big mistakes women often make with contouring is that they use a shade that is too dark, which looks dirty on their skin rather than looking like shading or shaping of their face,” says Susan Posnick, makeup artist and founder of Susan Posnick Cosmetics.

Should contouring be warm or cool?

People with WARM or golden undertones should choose the Warm Contour Kit. People with COOL or pink undertones should choose the Cool Contour Kit.

Where should I contour my face?

Take your highlighter and glide it along the bridge of your nose, the tops of your cheeks, and your upper jawline. Then, sweep contour along the sides of your forehead to help minimize the width. Since your jawline is already defined, you only need a bit of contour below your chin.