Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Trendsday: Contouring.

Lately, there's a big trend towards using highlighting and contouring to completely change the perception of your face shape.
Personally, I like it. I love that I can adjust the shape of my nose depending on the kind of contouring I want to do, or that i can make my face appear slimmer instantly using really simple techniques.

Kim Kardashian is pretty much the queen of contouring. She uses mega highlighting and contouring with different shades of concealer under her base to create the look that she's famous for.

Here's a diagram of the areas that Kim highlights and contours, and it's a pretty good guide for anyone wanting to do a bit of facial sculpting without going under the knife.

You can use a very light and a very dark concealer under your base, or you can go with powders (a highlighter and a bronzer) over the top of your makeup. Go easy on the powder, though. It's easy to add more colour, very difficult to take it away once it's on there.

Give it a go and see what you think. Contouring isn't for everyone, but it's fun to try out, or to use for a special occasion if you don't like to spend a lot of time on your everyday look.

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