Contouring is one of those things that has gone from 0 to 100 so quickly. Many people think Kim Kardashian was the one to bring contouring into the spot light but those people are wrong. Contouring has been around for quite some time. The Drag community has been using it way before the Beauty community got their hands on it. Either way, no matter where it came from, it always comes down to the transformation Contouring creates. It can take your face from “oh look at her she’s so pretty” to “I can see her cheek bone from a mile away!”. So I created this really easy tutorial of how I contour my face. More like a How to Cream Contour for Beginners!
You’re going to want to take your favorite concealer. My favorite at the moment is Tarte Shape Tape. Make sure to grab a concealer a few shades lighter than your skin tone because you have to think as this step as highlighting. You are going to be highlighting most of your High points on your face. I like to draw two triangles underneath my eye making sure not to get to close to my lash line. Then, go ahead and draw a bird claw right in the center of your forehead. This evens out your highlight. Without it you would just have the lower half of your face shining bright. I always like to conceal my Laugh lines because those are always the first to crease for me. Next do your chin and your cupids bow. If you think you look like a crazy person, you’re on the right track.
Blend, Blend, Blend. Take your damp beauty blender and start pouncing the concealer into your skin. Again, you are still going to look crazy. It’s okay though. This just means you’re doing great! If you get a little on your lips it’s okay and if it starts blending into your foundation even better. Then you are going to take a loose translucent powder and set just under your eyes.
Contour. So take your contour shade, I love The Anastasia Of Beverly hills Cream contour kit. Start by Contouring your forehead. This creates the illusion of a smaller forehead. Which for me is a plus. Take the contour line down the sides of your temple and to your cheek bone. Be sure not to take you contour line past the middle of your eye. So if you are looking at your contour line it should not meet up with your inner corner. If you take the contour to your lips you might end up looking like you’ve got a 5 O’clock shadow. A trick I’ve learned is to draw a small line under your lip right before your chin. It makes your lips appear larger. Contour the sides of your nose and the very tip to give the illusion of a straighter smaller nose. Last but certainly not least, out line the bottom of your jaw. This helps if you have a little larger of a neck or if you might have a double chin.
Now blend it all in. My favorite brush to use with my contour line is a Stippling brush. It’s synthetic so you don’t have to worry about pulling up as much product but it gives a better all around blended look without taking away from the contour. You could use your beauty blender but sometimes I find it just fades away my contour. Once you’ve blended it all in you’ll look like a bronzed goddess. I like a harsher line right under my cheek bone to make my face look a little slimmer but don’t feel the need to do that if you don’t like it! After you’ve blended it all in take a powdered contour shade, I use MAC give me sun, and go over everything you’ve contoured. Just like you would set your face.
I hope this has been helpful! It took me a while to get cream contouring down. This doesn’t work for everybody and not everybody wants to wear so much makeup! Try it out and if you don’t like it the first time, just try again. I’ll show you guys how to powder contour to give more of a softened look later on this month! Let me know what you think! I’ve listed all the products I used down below. Don’t forget to subscribe and share!