Kim Kardashian knows how to cause a stir. This time it’s with her make up. If you thought she was the only one who could have a flawless complexion, gorgeous cheek bones and sculpted face, you were wrong! You too can learn how to contour with these super easy steps.
My sister- in- law and I spent our Friday morning at The Make Up Studio learning just how easy it is to contour and of course just how much of a big difference it makes.
Contouring is the art of highlighting and shading, to bring out or lessen your features.
Step 1: Apply your primer. A primer smooths out the skin, creating a velvety base and helps your make up stay put for longer. I recommend applying it with a brush but using your fingertips will work too.
Step 2: For these images, Donna used a CC (colour corrector) as the foundation. The colour corrector worked beautifully for me and I would suggest that if you were to buy anything after reading this blog post, it would be this product.
CC cream addresses redness and sallowness in the skin.
Step 3: Donna used stick foundation for my application (it doubles up as a concealer.)
Apply the lighter colour foundation to all areas you would like to highlight. These include the eye brow bone, cheek bone, nose & eyes. * Be careful not to apply directly underneath the eyes.
Step 4: Apply your dark colour (darker than your skin tone) to all the areas you would like to conceal. Nostrils, hollow of your cheeks, chin. If you have a big forehead, you could apply to the hairline or if you have a double chin, you could apply the darker colour to the chin and neck area while highlighting the jawbone.
Step 5: Be sure to BLEND. Use a sponge and press gently, blending the make up. Be sure not to wipe it away.
Step 6: Apply powder to set the foundation, making sure not to undo all the highlighting and contouring that has just been done. Use two shades of powder, the lighter on the highlighted parts of the face and the darker powder for all the parts you have chosen to conceal.
Step 7: Apply your make up, as you would normally. Blusher on the cheeks in the shape of the tick, eye shadow beautifully blended. Mascara to enhance your lashes & overall make up look.
Step 8: You can now use a white pencil to go over all the parts that you highlighted. Once again, blend, blend, blend.
Step 9: Finish off with bronzer; apply over all of the parts that were highlighted as well as the hairline. Please be sure to blend!
A great tip from Friday’s lesson was to use a damp sponge to blend. It makes it easier to use and the sponge glides along the skin rather than tugging at it. It leaves you with a dewy, look. *Thumbs up!
Need some help? Book a lesson at The Make Up Studio, 011 463 0717. Or you can drop me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org.