Make Up Contouring & Bronzing Powder
Contouring is a make up technique that uses bronzing powder or blush to give your face a better definition. But contouring takes a lot of patience and precision, you wouldn’t want to do it on a daily basis.
When it comes to make up, itвЂ™s very easy to make a mess of shaping. When your shaping is uneven or if you donвЂ™t blend your bronzer evenly your make up can look like it need to be washed off.
Try and experiment contouring technique in the private of your own home. Until you’re confident with it, otherwise, I wouldnвЂ™t recommend contouring.
MakeUp Shading and Highlighting
Contouring Make Up – Shading
Shading is a make up technique that helps you to create shadowy areas. So if you want to create or emphasize a hollow then shading will help you to exaggerate those shadowy areas.
You can use either bronzing powder or blush for shading but the shades of the powder should be about two shades darker than your skin. When you choose your contour powder remember that the darker the powder, the deeper the contour. So a powder thatвЂ™s too dark might give you an unnatural look.
Contouring Make Up – Highlighting
Highlighting are use to open up the areas you want to bring forward such as your cheekbones, the center of your chin, the center of your forehead and down through the bridge of your nose.
How to Create a Contour – Contouring Make Up
Shading to create an exaggerate hollow under the cheek bone
Suck in your cheeks so you can see the hollow area under your cheekbones.
In an up and outward stroke, apply your bronzing powder or blusher from the middle of your cheek outward and up towards the top of your ear. Blend very well.
Apply your face powder.
Contouring your forhead
To create a shadowy effect that makes your forehead appear more rounded, apply a bronzer to each temple and blend very well.
Contouring your nose
To make your nose appear slimmer, apply bronzing powder onto each side of your nose. Blend it carefuly. Apply highlighting powder down the center of your nose.
Highlighting makeup to bring attention to the center of your face.
To bring attention to the center of your face, apply a powder to the triangular area of your cheek that runs from the side of your nose to the corner of your eye (a little bit under the inner corner of your eyes to the bottom of your nose to the outer corner of your eyes.