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Love doing my makeup, and would like to start mastering the art of contouring. I've watched several videos, contouring is very popular right now. Does anyone have any tips/tricks, favorite brands, or want to explain how they contour? :)

Mar 11, 2016 @ 08:44 pm

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I think contouring is weird. Why would you want to create features you don't have? It's teaching ppl not to like the way they look. But hope it works for you. To each their own.
Mar 11, 2016 @ 09:42 pm


I think contouring is a way to enhance the features you already have by using darker colours to create deeper shadows in areas of your face that either accentuate a jaw line, or narrow your face or nose. You are still you but an enhanced version of you. I do think it takes practice to get it right though.
Mar 11, 2016 @ 11:02 pm


Work with what you have. No need for contouring
Mar 11, 2016 @ 11:08 pm


I think it's great ,I'm not very good at it though
Mar 12, 2016 @ 08:28 am


Je ne l'utilise pas. C'est une mode qui va passer pour moi. Je continue mes vieilles méthodes.
Mar 12, 2016 @ 08:39 am


So ladies, while I appreciate your opinions on contouring that's not really what I was asking for, none of you really answered my question at all. And to reply to anonymous, all makeup creates features we don't have, mascara creates longer eyelashes, eye shadow and liner can create larger eyes, lipstick creates larger lips, foundation creates an even skin tone, concealer hides eye bags and blemishes. None of which a woman has before hand, contouring is no different.
Again, I thank you all for your opinions but I didn't ask for them.
Mar 12, 2016 @ 10:58 am

Just learning

I'm still trying to master this. It's tricky! Haha. I've just begun watching these videos http://stylecaster.com/beauty/contouring-tutorials/ I think they're a good place to start for direction. Lots of different ideas on product placement and using different types of products. There's some really great product suggestions in these. So far I've just been using products I have at home but I think I'm going to invest in a contouring kit, maybe the Sephora one.

To anonymous - way to be judgemental. ALL makeup changes the way you look and adds something you don't have. For instance longer lashes, color to you cheeks, evening out skin tone. Makeup is a fun and expressive tool, I say use it! Experiment! Have fun!
Mar 12, 2016 @ 11:37 am


Just like you, I also wanted to master the art of contouring. After watching several videos online, I actually went to a few different Sephora stores and asked the artists there to teach me how to contour. I took what I gathered and went from there. Another thing I did was took a picture of my face and "studied" where to put the contour and highlights.

As for products, I like using cream products to contour - I'm currently using L'Oreal's true match concealers in a few shades lighter and darker than my actual skin colour. I've tried Kat Von D's contour palette and love that too.

Hope this helps, Lex!
Mar 12, 2016 @ 01:52 pm


I do a subtle amount. Basically I just take my bronzer and a stiff brush to do the sides of my nose, and a blush brush to do the angle b/tw cheekbones and jawbones. So I only use the bronzer in these spots, and then I highlight places like the length of the nose with a highlighting shimmer.
Mar 12, 2016 @ 02:17 pm


I enjoy conouring when I do a full face of makeup I feel like it refines my face. I tend to stick to more of a natural contour. I would suggest checking out Chloe Morello on youtube she has a video called Updated Contour/Highlight or if you're looking for a very full coverage someone like Nikki Tutorials on youtube.
My suggestion would be to try out a few techniques and see how they look in different lights like the car mirror etc. different angles and lighting will give you the best idea of blending and what shades of what look best on your skin. Start off with less=more and go for a more bold look once you're more comfortable. Sephora brand from Sephora makes decently priced product thats have a little more variety than drugstore and can be returned if you don't like the product. I reccommend the Sephora brand Colourful Face Powder, they have highlight,blush,bronzer, and specific contour colours. More expensive than drugstore but the option of return/exchange is nice.
It is your face and you should add/enhance/hide whatever features you like!
Mar 12, 2016 @ 05:14 pm

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