Some beauty experts have said that in 2016 contouring will become a thing of the past. How could they say such a thing, I don’t think I will ever stop contouring as I love how it helps to create striking cheekbones and works to define and accentuate your features.
While I don’t whip out my contouring kit everyday I do love to go all out for when I’m doing a full on makeup look and these are some of the tips and steps I follow.
- Pick a shade that is two shades darker than your foundation.
- Use cream concealers because they are much easier to blend and work with, I like to use the Crownbrush concealer palette or the LA girl concealer.
- To define or create those chiselled cheekbones, stuck in your cheekbones and do the duck pout, then draw a line under your cheekbones starting at the top of your ear and stopping about an inch away from the edge of your lips.
- To further define my face I also apply the dark concealer around my hairline, on my temples, all along my jawline and on the sides of my nose up into the crease of the eyes.
- Then comes the fun part, blending. Grab a beauty blender and spirtz it with a little MAC fix plus or just dampen it with a little water then blend, blend, blend, until there is no sign of any harsh lines.
- Set each contoured area with a powder that is a similar shade to the concealer. I usually do this with a little bronzer to add some more colour to the face.
I hope these tips help you to create some killer cheekbones.