How to Contour
Attention, makeup beginners! Learn how to contour your face step by step with this easy video tutorial.
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Learning how to contour can be a very nerve-racking experience. This How to Contour Your Face Step by Step tutorial is an excellent tool to teach you all of your beginning contour needs. With helpful tips and tricks, this makeup video will turn you into a contour pro in no time. Now you can look like all the celebrities that walk the red carpet without having to get any of the plastic surgery thanks to this cream contour tutorial. Watch this simple how-to video to get some helpful tips on how to contour your face like a pro!
Once you have mastered learning how to contour your face, you can learn other fabulous DIY makeup techniques. Dress up your everyday makeup with this classic eye look: How to: Everyday Smokey Eye (Steps with Photos!)
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Primary TechniqueBath and Beauty
Project TypeLearn a Technique
Note: These are the specific products I used in this video. They are not necessarily must haves in order to complete this look!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit - Shade Light to Medium
- Elf Shimmering Facial Whip - Shade Lilac Petal
- Bare Minerals Setting Powder - Shade Well Rested
- Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 - Shade Translucent
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer
- Milani Blush - Shade Luminoso
- Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder - Shade Pink Glow
- Pixi Setting Spray
- Tarte Maracuja Oil
- Real Techniques Stippling Brush
- Sephora CollectionPro Press Full Coverage Complexion Brush #66
- Beauty Blender
- E.L.F. Foundation Brush
- E.L.F. tapered brush
- E.L.F. All Over Powder Brush
How to Contour Your Face Step by Step
Apply your foundation how you normally would.
Using your cream contour kit, or your concealer and stick contour products, add any beauty oil as desired or as needed.
Using a flat foundation brush apply the lightest part of your concealer in triangle shapes under your eyes. Also apply to the center of your forehead, down the bridge of your nose, on your chin, around your mouth (if desired), and beneath the place where you'll be putting your dark contour under your cheekbones (if desired).
Apply the darker part of your contour underneath your cheekbones, typically going from the top of your ear toward the corner of your mouth. However, don't actually apply your cream contour more than halfway down your cheek. Also apply your dark cream contour to the top and corner of your forehead, down the sides of your nose, and underneath your jaw.
With a beauty blender or sponge, start to blend out the lighter cream part of your contour.
Using either a brush or that same beauty blender, begin to blend out the darkest part of your contour.
Continue to blend. Feel free to add more concealer under the contour of your cheekbone to sharpen it up, and then blend that out as well.
Once you have blended everything the way you like it, take your undereye setting powder and set the area under your eyes.
Using your all over face powder and powder brush, set the rest of your face. Be sure to use dotting or dabbing motions and do not sweep your brush back and forth on your face.
Using your bronzer brush or a contour brush, reapply your bronzing powder in any areas you want to give an extra dramatic affect to.
Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Be sure not to apply your blush too close to your nose, because that can make your face look "caved in."
Using your highlighting powder, highlight the tops of your cheeks, your nose, your Cupid's bow (right above the upper lip), and any other areas of the face you would like.
Spray your entire face with setting spray, and you are ready to finish the rest of your makeup!
Want to continue expanding your makeup skills? Learn how to apply winged eyeliner! This DIY video tutorial will show you how to get that perfect wing in just five minutes: Winged Eyeliner Tutorial
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