How To Contour

If you’re a beauty beginner, learning how to achieve a flawless blend, cut a killer crease, or create a blinding highlight comes with time, lots of practice, and plenty of patience. Luckily, BEAUTY BAY’s MUA friends are on hand to show you the basics of really great makeup. In the Beginners Makeup Tutorial series, we’ll be showing you how to perfect all your beauty skills, from eyeshadow to eyeliner, highlighter to contour.

See below for @beautybyroxc’s beginner tutorial on how to contour. 

STEP ONE

First you will need OFRA’s Contouring & Highlighting Cream Foundation Signature Palette and a fluffy flat brush.

STEP TWO

Use top of your ear as guideline. In a diagonal motion, apply the contour and stop just before the apples of your cheeks.

STEP THREE

To make your forehead appear smaller, carve out a curve line following natural shape and stop just before temples on each side.

STEP FOUR

To create illusion of a lifted brow, contour from the corner of your eye up to hairline towards your temples.

STEP FIVE

To contour your nose, create two straight narrow lines down the middle of the nose.

If you have a fairly long nose and want to create illusion of it being shorter, apply a small amount under the tip of your nose; the shadow will help the nose appear lifted and shorter.

STEP SIX

Blend everything in using quick patting motions and small swiping motions if needed to really blend out product.

STEP SEVEN

Take By BEAUTY BAY’s Powder Bronzer to set everything into place. Use gentle swiping and small circular motions to soften bronzer and get rid of any harsh lines.

You won’t need much product at this point unless you want to build more depth. Rox is using shade Oak.

STEP EIGHT

TIP: To create the look of a chiselled jaw, buff bronzer across the jaw line to create a shadow. This makes the jaw look tighter and more defined.

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