Some people love makeup, others hate dealing with it on a daily basis. No matter how you feel, the truth is that makeup can really help enhance our beauty when it is done correctly. That is really the key; so how do you do your makeup right? By following a few simple guidelines, you are sure to find yourself on the right track.
We’ve got three tricks that you can master quickly and help you contour your face just like a professional. You will need to have some good makeup brushes on hand to use these methods effectively. If you don’t already own some, consider buying a starter set of good quality brushes from one of the better makeup lines like .
1. How to Slim Your Face
A slimmer face is a goal that to some may only seem possible through weight loss, but with a little bit of contouring makeup, you can have a slimmer looking face in less than five minutes. You will need a non-shimmery, matte bronzer three shades darker than your skin tone and a small fluffy face or bronzer brush. If you are having difficulties finding a bronzer without shimmer, simply use a face powder a few shades darker than you would usually wear. Dip your brush lightly in the bronzer and create the “E” “3” shape on your face. To do this, start at your temple and curve the brush around and under your cheekbone, then back around and under your jaw. This creates a letter “E” on your left side and a number “3” on your right side. Then, use a clean brush or makeup sponge to blend any harsh lines.
2. How to Sculpt Your Nose
A simple trick to making your nose seem slimmer and straighter involves the same bronzer or dark face powder you used to make your face and an eyeshadow brush. Dip your eyeshadow brushes lightly in the bronzer and run it vertically down from the bridge of the nose to the tip on both sides of your nose, leaving the center of your nose clean. To create a more defined tip of the nose, create a tiny “V” under the tip of the nose using the bronzer and eyeshadow brush. Use a clean fluffy brush to blend all harsh lines.
3. The great Way to Use Highlighting
The last step to creating a perfectly defined and contoured face is to highlight your key features. You can use a liquid, cream, or powder highlighter in the color and shade of your choice. For this step, a shimmery product is preferred. If you are using a powder highlighter, clean your small fluffy brush from the face contouring step and use it to brush the highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, down the center of your nose, in the middle of your forehead, and on your cupid’s bow. If you choose a liquid or cream highlighting product, repeat the same steps using your fingers and blend out lightly. For a long-lasting effect, layer your products by first using a cream or liquid highlighter, then going over it with a corresponding powder highlighter.
All done! Now you know how to use your makeup to contour your face and all you have to do is practice. It may take you a few times and a little experimenting to find the right colors, but you’ll be amazed at the difference a few contouring tricks can make.