HOW TO: CONTOURING FOR BEGINNERS
Posted on 19 August 2016
THE first time we heard about contouring, we were a tad freaked out. When it comes to beauty, we tend to err on the side of minimalism, so the idea of streaking our face with multiple shades seemed just a bit daunting (and time-consuming)! Much to our surprise, however, contouring can SO be for the beauty minimalist.
What's the purpose of contouring? Contouring is like being photographed in the most perfect light. Shadows are minimized, eyes appear brighter and more lifted and features POP (in a good way). Let's begin, shall we?
FIRST, let’s sculpt! After you apply your moisturizer/bb cream/cc cream and (optionally) concealer, apply the bronzer to the areas of the face that you want to contour, gradually working into the hollows of the cheeks and defining the temples, jaw line and sides of the nose.
Tools of the Trade: I like to use a medium-sized brush for my cheeks, forehead, chin and even my nose. Then I use a smaller brush, like a concealer brush, for areas that need a little more precision (like around the brow, edges of nose and cupid's bow).
NEXT, go for the glow! Starting with just a little highlighter, apply to the tops of cheekbones, center of the nose, cupid’s bow, brow bone and anywhere that light naturally catches the skin.
THEN, look into the mirror face-on and blend any lines and edges.
Shop Lily Lolo's Sculpt & Glow Contour Duo and fall in love with contouring OR sign up for the August 2016 beauty box before the month ends and you'll receive the full-size Contour Duo in your first box!
Please Note: The August box will sell out so look for, "Starting Month: August" on the signup page to confirm that you will receive the Lily Lolo Contour Duo.