Monday, 27 October 2014

Simple contouring with powder

Soooo contouring then? I always get asked about this as if contouring is a new and crazy difficult make up technique but it's really not it it's been part of a make up artist techniques for years plus can be simple, quick and incorporated into your daily make up routine (if you want to).  I do it most days and it's really not complicated and really is just strategic placement of bronzer. If you want to read more in detail about it see here and here

Here's my easy peasy technique:
1. Choose a matt bronzer this is the Rimmel Natural Bronzer (which has some slight shimmer)other good options are Benefit Hoola, Bourjois Delice de Soleil Bronzing powder I love this tapered blusher brush by Eco tools for this task
2. Make your first sweep under the cheekbones (from the top of the ear at an angle going toward the corner of the mouth but stopping about 1 or 2 inches from the mouth)
3. Go under the jawline (you can also bring this down the decleotage)
4. Sweep down the sides of your nose and lightly under the tip of your nose
5. Optional extra- the upper corners of your forehead
6. Go over each area again adding a little bit more product if you need it.

Voila easy peasy contouring...