Contouring can transform your facial features and create dimension. To achieve flawless results, it's crucial to master the art of contouring with the right brushes. In this blog post, we'll explore essential techniques for using contour brushes.
Invest in high-quality contour brushes, including a sculpting brush, angled brush, and fan brush. Each brush serves a specific purpose in contouring.
Finding the Right Shade:
Choose a contour shade that is two to three shades darker than your skin tone. Opt for matte formulations to create natural-looking shadows.
Mapping the Face:
Identify the areas you want to contour, such as the hollows of the cheeks, jawline, temples, and nose. This step will guide your application.
Use a sculpting brush to apply the contour shade along the hollows of your cheeks in a diagonal line. Blend the color upward using gentle strokes.
Defining the Jawline:
With an angled brush, apply the contour shade along the jawline to create definition. Blend well to avoid harsh lines.
For nose contouring, use a small, tapered brush and apply the shade along the sides of the nose. Blend the color to create a slimming effect.
To balance the contour, use a fan brush to apply a light, shimmery highlighter to the high points of your face, such as the cheekbones, brow bone, and down the bridge of the nose.
Contouring with the right brushes can enhance your features and create a beautifully sculpted look. Practice these techniques, experiment with different brushes, and changing in your makeup routine to use contouring makeup techniques in your daily makeup routine.