I found this on Pinterest and thought it was really cool! Contouring plays such a big part in my makeup regime for shoots and events. Scott Barnes, Mario Dedivanovic, Troy Jensen and all of the incredible makeup artists I have worked with over the years all use contouring to define and shape the face. It’s an amazing way to shape your nose, define your cheeks and create highlights and shadowing! Here’s a little step by step guide from theuntrendygirl.com!!

1. Feel the contours of your face. Apply the contour color directly underneath your cheekbone, extending from the center of your ear in a slightly downward motion. You will want to keep the contour application concise. If your brush feels too fluffy or large, pinch the bristles when you apply, this will give you more control.

2. Use a small eyeshadow brush to softly line both sides of the nose. If your nose is long, you may want to apply a little under the tip of your nose. Again, keep the applications concise.

3. Feel your jaw. You will apply your contour color below your jawbone, making sure not to apply any color to the actual bone. The point is to create a shadow below your jaw. If your jaw is large, you may bring the contour color up on either side of the chin. This will make your jaw appear less bold.

4. Blend your contour color into your hairline. Doing this helps make your face appear slimmer. Make sure to blend well into the hairline.

5. Although your colors may be dramatic, there should be no severe lines. Blend edges well.

Have you guys tried contouring? Give it a try and let me know what you think! Xo

kim

Comments (14)

  1. ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    This is a perfect how to. I always wonder how the proffessionals do it. Thank you so much! This is a good guide to learn from! Yay.

    • ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

      Thanks so much for putting this up. How u have ur face contoured is soo perfect.

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  2. kcomekarolina  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    i tried it last weekend and it actually works!!!! :D

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  3. Prince Jarvis  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    Kim, I know all the folks really appreciate this guide on how to contour perfectly.

  4. melanie242  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    I’ve never tried but i honestly think you look better with less contouring. Less is definitely more with you makeup wise for sure. Your features are naturally stunning

  5. lifeapprentice  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    THANKS A MILLION FOR THE LINK & THE INSTRUCTIONS! Now I have a bit more guidelines on how to upgrade my makeup by a pro. :)

  6. tribe of judah  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    Pretty cat face Kiwi!!Haha

  7. babydoll7  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    This is awesome!

  8. Rafael Centenera  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    (^_^) //

  9. curlyqt5  |   Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

    I have a question…The white part is concealer correct? Do you use a white concealer or just a light color one? And my biggest question is do you apply the concealer after you put foundation on? Thanks so much, I look this look and what to be able to recreate it!

  10. Jane Lacerda  |   Posted on Oct 17th, 2012

    I love contouring and all your make ups, I am always inspired by them to created my own looks.
    Luv ya =*

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