Contouring may be the “trend of the year” (er, years), but that doesn’t mean it’s gotten any easier! With all the tools, techniques, tutorials and terms (i.e., clown contouring, tontouring, cleavage contouring), can someone just break it all down and make it simple? The answer is yes — because we just did! Here’s your guide to contouring everything that can be contoured. You’re welcome.
Step 1. Apply highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes and directly on the brow bone.
Step 2. Apply your contouring product down the sides of your nose (just to the left and right of the highlighted area). Now blend, blend, blend!
Step 1. Highlight in strokes beneath your eyes, on your chin (directly below your lower lip), the center of your forehead and just below the hollows of your cheekbones.
Step 2. Contour along the top of the forehead near your hairline, the hollows of your cheekbones and across your jawline.
Step 3. To make your lips stand out and appear fuller, highlight just above your cupid’s bow, in the dip leading up to your nose. Add some contour powder along the sides of the highlighted area and blend the makeup until the color transition is natural.
Step 1. Highlight across the middle (length-wise) of your collarbone. Contour just above and below the highlighted area of your clavicle.
Step 2. Using your contouring product, create two “V” shapes in the space between where your collarbones meet and highlight in the gap of the V to really make this area pop. Then blend!
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