Makeup Artist: Sir John
Contouring Product of Choice: L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Contour Palette
"When contouring, hues like taupe, grey and brown are best because they introduce depth and absorb light, creating the perfect contour along the jawbone, cheekbones and temples. This kit by L'Oréal Paris is my favorite because it uses these cool, taupe-y tones, making it the best choice for creating a natural, contoured look."
PRO TIP: Contour when your foundation is still a little damp. First apply your foundation, and before it dries, apply your contour product. Then let both dry as normal for the ultimate contour.
Makeup Artist: Emily Oliver
Contouring Product of Choice: YSL Les Sahariennes
“I love the ease of Les Sahariennes! To use, layer it over freshly applied foundation and create your contour map. Then buff it out with a clean, fluffy brush and voila, you're done! I also love that you can apply it to the crease of your eyelid for a pop.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer is another favorite contouring product of mine because of the tone—the color range is less 'warm' and more 'cool,' which I find works best when accentuating bone structure. Apply in the palm of your hand, swirl a clean tapered brush into it and buff into skin."
PRO TIP: For a more precise contour application, use a flat concealer brush and draw out where the contour is desired.
Makeup Artist: Dell Ashley
Contouring Product of Choice: YSL Couture Contouring Palette
“Contouring should incorporate the use of both light and dark shades to different areas of the face. For adding depth to the hollows of the face, I love the YSL Couture Contouring Palette in Rosy Contouring. It has a rose base that holds true without going orange. To add light to the skin, the iconic Touche Éclat is my go-to. This amazing product adds just the right amount of brightness to the high points of the face without creasing."
Makeup Artist: Tim Quinn
Contouring Product of Choice: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer
“Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer is my go-to for clients who want a natural, contoured look. The translucent, light-reflecting pigments allow for a subtle look that is both elegant and effortless.”
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