Adding contour to your regular makeup routine can add depth to your look. I have a very round face, so I use contour to give my cheekbones more dimension. Here's how you can feel flawless with easy contour tips!
Before I started learning more about contour, I was pretty intimidated. I assure you that it can be a simple and fun way to add some subtle shading to your face shape.
There's no need to spend tons of money! I use a powder contour palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, but when I started playing with contour I used an inexpensive bronzer palette I got at Ulta.
What you'll need: A thin stiff brush. A thick fluffy brush. Sponge blender (I don't use one for power but you can if you want to help with blending). Dark and light powder or creme.
Here's a guide--the red is for contour and the blue is for highlight!
Taking a darker color, I use the thin brush to make a line from my upper ear down in an angle motion. Following this, I use the thick brush to blend. I do the same on my jaw bone, my temples, nose and my hairline.
I highlight my center forehead, my nose, under eyes and chin. Start with light lines and add more as you go if you want! Some days I have dark contour, some days I play with how high or low my lines are. I try to document my contour with photos when I'm feeling particularly proud of it. This helps me keep track of what I like on myself and what I don't.
It's amazing what contour can do to your face shape! Makeup to me is all about self expression, and having fun with your appearance.