Everyone has something about their face that they want to change. With the right makeup tricks and techniques, doing it is actually possible. You can affect a dramatic change with the right face contouring tricks. Makeup is just a quick fix and a cover-up, but it’s a much cheaper and less dangerous alternative to a more aggressive face-changing tactic: plastic surgery.
If you’re going to use makeup tricks to contour your face, start with the base. This process begins immediately after you apply your makeup primer, before you add any other makeup. Apply a light-colored foundation in small dots to the center of your face. Apply a slightly darker-colored foundation around the periphery of your face. Blend the two together smoothly.
Use a thick, gel brow pencil to add areas of darkness to your face. These brown pencils are easy to blend and available in darker shades. Choose brown to dark brown, depending on your natural skin tone. With the pencil, draw lines to the areas that you want to add definition to. The sides of the nose, the tip of the chin and the hollows of the cheeks are prime targets for dark contouring.
To add lighter areas, use a cream highlighter. You’ll want to apply this to the apples of your cheeks, the center of your forehead and the bridge of the nose.
Use a brush to blend the two together to create natural-looking areas of dark and light all over your face. A heavy brush will blend well to give you a perfect-looking finish.
You want to blend your contouring well to give yourself a natural look, but you’re going to dull some of the effect you’re trying to create. Finish your makeup with small touches that create a big difference in the final picture.
Use light- and dark-colored face powder to gently emphasize the areas of light and dark on your face. Blend the powder with a dry brush to create a smooth finish. Add a touch of white eye shadow to the inner corners of your eyes and beneath the arches of your eyebrows, plus a small dot on the apple of each cheek. Blend the white eye shadow into the rest of your makeup.
Work with the contours of your face to create a more flawless makeup look, and make the most out of the features you’ve got. Contouring makeup doesn’t change your face, but it does help you present your face in the best possible light. If all the Hollywood actresses can do it, why not you?