Forget the Kardashians, this is how to contour. This genius info-graph via beautyblog101 demonstrates how to highlight, lowlight and blush in the simplest way possible.
Study it well my beauty loving friend and use it wisely for, a bad contour can be the end of a good night.
Kinda like contouring for dummies right? Image via www.beauty101blog.com
In case you’ve been living under a rock, contouring is currently the biggest beauty craze that ever rock social media and the rest of the world-wide web. Thanks to our favourite family, the Kardashian-Jenners this little known but well established make-up artist’s trick has migrated from the red carpet into your bathroom mirror, and guess what? It’s not going away anytime soon.
Like most twenty somethings, I too have fallen victim to this ridiculous craze and I have to admit: I love to contour! (See me in in all my contour glory above). Since discovering hollywood’s worst kept secret my makeup game has gone from ‘blah’ to ‘ta-dah’. My skin looks brighter, my check bones higher, I even seem to have attained the all-allusive (albeit completely fake) ‘glow’.
For the day I’ll use a bronzer for the lowlights and concealer for the highlights. Then for night I pull out the big guns: the darkest creme foundation I can possibly buy in Australia paired with the lightest concealer I can find, plus an added layer of bronzer and pearl iridescent highlighter. I know what you’re thinking- why on earth bother? Because it makes me feel ahh-mazing.
The play on light and shadow to manipulate your bone structure is not as ridiculous as it sounds. There is actually a science behind it, and it actually works.
So if you’re willing to give it a go, a run-of-the-mill blending brush is not going to give you those razor sharp cheek bones. It’s all about the tools, so invest in some good ones designed for the job.
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