For those who don’t know, contouring is a way to add dimension to your face after covering up discoloration and blemishes with foundation. Foundation conceals imperfections, but also leaves the skin a little bit flat by making it all one shade. By adding a darker shade to the appropriate areas of the face, you can add the color back into your skin. Contouring gives the appearance of a more defined and youthful face!
The two most popular types of contour product are powder and cream. With cream, you apply foundation and then immediately contour. With powder, I like to apply foundation, set my face with a translucent powder, and then apply the contour powder to prevent any patchy areas.
In the video I applied a cream contour to one side of my face and a powder contour to the other.
The left side of my face is cream contour, and the right side is powder. I topped both sides with e.l.f. Bronzing Powder.
Highly rated affordable and high-end options for contour powder and cream –
- e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette ($)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit ($$)
- NYX Professional Makeup Cream Highlight & Contour Palette ($)
- tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette ($$)
- Maybelline FitMe! Powder ($)
- Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer ($)
- Benefit Hoola Bronzer ($$)
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($$)
- Benefit Porefessional Primer
- Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
- Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair
- e.l.f. Cream Contour Palette in Medium
- NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder
- Maybelline Fit Me Set & Smooth Powder in Coconut
- e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
With Love, Jeni