First mastered by make-up artists, the illusion of creating a slimmer face is to simply strategically place shadows on the face using makeup – otherwise called contouring.
How to contour?
- You would still follow your usual foundation step (moisturise, prime and then foundation) over the whole face to create the flawless canvas.
- Find a foundation, or powder that is two shades darker than your foundation colour (it might look really dark, but you need it to stand out).
- Apply the darker foundation on the hairline to shorten the forehead, or to create a tanned look in winter.
- Then, apply it just below the cheek bone, down the sides of the nose and on the temples.
- It will look like abstract art in the beginning, but blend it in well, and you’ll create incredible definition.
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You can use the below image as a guideline:
TOP TIP: Be sure to not add too much. When it comes to contouring less is more. You can always add more contouring if you need to.
Our favourite use of contouring? Getting rid of those pesky double chins!
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