With the rise of youtube tutorials on the net, today everyone can take the makeup brush and do wonders on their faces just like a pro. Or at least try to. The truth is that you not only need the skills to do the perfect makeup, but the quality of the products is an important factor as well. Also, there are a lot of tricks the pro makeup artists use so that the face gets that glowy, Hollywood red carpet shine. Most of these makeup artists say that contour is the key. If you are ready to do your face makeup like a pro, here are some amazing tricks you can use to contour your face the right way.

What Is Contouring?

Contouring is a makeup technique that involves using dark and light face makeup to put a focus on the lines of the face, enhancing its beauty. It is a hard technique to master as it involves lots of skills and several different products that will give the finishing result. In addition, you should be careful not to put too much makeup because you will end up looking like a sculpture. Just follow the next steps and in time you will be able to master the contouring technique.

Step 1: Conceal the Imperfections

You should start by hiding any skin discolourations you have on your face. These include dark spots or dark circles under the eyes. The concealing products come in different shades according to their purpose. Thus, yellow is to hide dark spots, green to get rid of redness and peach or orange to make dark circles disappear.

Step 2: Put on Foundation

Liquid foundation is what will get your face ready for applying colours to your face. Therefore you should choose the foundation according to your skin type because you would want your face makeup to last. For that purpose, it is an even better idea to put on a mineral primer which will make your face skin smooth and protected.

Step 3: Start Contouring

The right way to do this is by choosing the best contour palette and the best highlighting palette. To apply a highlighter correctly, you should pick a colour that is two shades lighter than your natural skin tone and for contouring – a colour that is two shades darker than your natural skin tone.

Found out what your face shape is and how to contour it on the next page. 

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