The most important part of your morning is might be a cup of copy but the second one?? That would be contouring, of course. A study said that women averagely uses around 30 products, including contouring, strobing and seven different make-up brushes and go with up to 27 steps to her make-up routine. You don’t need a makeup artist to get a glowing skin and you could use some technique to save some time.
1. The “E + 3” Contouring & Highlighting Technique
Use your contouring stick or a matte bronzer to draw an E shape on the outside of your face. Start with your temple, bring the product across your cheekbone, and finish off with a line along your jaw line. After that, use your highlighting product to draw a backward 3 that is starting from the top line above your inner brow area. The “E” and “3” should have a look like puzzle pieces coming together! Now you’re prepared to blend for sculpted cheekbones in just a few moments.
2. Use A Contouring Kit
Do not waste your valuable time choosing the right shades—these days, contouring kits provide it all! With everything you need to accentuate your features in one place, you can cut out time spent disarraying through your makeup bag.
3. Try the Neapolitan Palette
Of course, you can have as much as ice-cream you want, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. Consider your newest inspiration for a three-step contouring routine. Grab an Ice-cream like brown, pink, and white and paint those cheeks! The lighter shade for highlighting, darker for contouring and the pink for blush! Ensure that is perfect enough to eat.
4. Do the “Figure 8” Trick
After applying your foundation and contour, pick up your favorite highlighter and make this shape around your eyes. Get a subtle, illuminated look that brightens your whole face.
5. Use a Makeup Sponge
If you have the time to get fancy, it’s always fun to use a different brush for each section of your contouring process. But if you want a little more, reach for every girl’s ultimate choice all-in-one: the blending sponge.
6. Use Your Fingers
Warm up your hands by rubbing them together, and use your fancily painted fingers and just blend, blend, blend. No brushes needed!
7. Contour with Tape
Using tape can precisely contour your nose, forehead, and cheekbones. It is Sticky but effective.
8. Try Strobing Instead
No time for a complete contouring session? strobing is your solution. Use a strobing stick or liquid highlighter; apply through the center of your nose, Cupid’s bow, brow bone, and cheekbone. It will give you a glowing skin that still gives off a sculpted appearance.