Contouring your face can be a little tricky, but with a few tools, you can get instant results. These makeup tricks can take pounds off your look immediately. Follow these steps to boost your features with makeup.
Step 1 Choose The Right Base
Begin with a smooth complexion. Apply a primer such as HEIMISH Artless Glow Base, which gives your skin a natural radiance. It also provides sun protection with SPF50+ to protect and nourish your skin.
Then add a foundation such as ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Foundation to give a double layer effect in a single application.
If you don’t wear foundation, you can apply a tinted moisturiser such as MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42, which creates a flawless complexion.
Step 2 Defined Cheekbones
The key to making your face look slimmer is to apply a matte bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin colour. With a makeup brush, draw a diagonal line from the hollow of your cheek to your ear. Blend the colour, then apply a highlighter across the apples of your cheeks.
You can try Gingerbread Honey Cookie from ETUDE HOUSE Lovely Cookie Blusher for the diagonal line, and for highlighting the apples of your cheeks, you can use TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Art Class By Rodin Shading.
The Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Shading is a contouring kit inspired by art. This kit contains three shades and can be used to contour and sculpt your face to perfection. It can be used for those with paler to medium skin tones.
When using this contouring kit, remember that dark makeup diminishes, while lighter colours bring features forward. Make sure to use this theory to your advantage. Always use a makeup brush to blend because contouring striped makeup is a major don’t.
Step 3 Slim The Nose
For slimming the nose, you will need a powder darker than your skin tone and a concealer lighter than your skin tone, and finally, two small makeup brushes to blend.
Draw a thin line on each side of your nose with the darker powder. Make sure to blend perfectly along each edge using the small brush. Then take the concealer and apply it between your eyebrows and draw a line down the centre of your nose. Blend into your skin.
The concealer will highlight the central part of your nose while the dark powder develops shadows on the side, making your nose appear thinner.
Try THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28, which is a high performing, high coverage concealer. It is perfect to target and hides skin problems.
Step 4 Slim Your Jawline
Blend your face contour along your jawline to add definition. Make sure to do it on both sides of your face. Then take a darker shade an apply it underneath your chin. It is essential to blend the bronzer down your neck to create depth. This will help a round face look thinner.
An excellent option is All About Chocolate from MEMEBOX I’m Meme Multi Cube, which allows you to get creative with your makeup looks and explore several colour combinations to suit your needs. It is perfect for beginners or professionals.
The Memebox I’m Meme Multi Cube blends quickly with a matte finish. It has a super convenient design, and you can apply it easily.
Step 5 Choose The Right Eyebrow Shape
For balancing a round face, it is essential a higher, more pronounced arch. Doing this will vertically stretch the appearance of your face.
Please take note that full brows will balance a rounder face shape. It is an excellent idea to fill your eyebrows with a brow powder or pencil to lift your face and draw your eyes’ attention.
You can use ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow New to create well-defined brows that frame your face. You have to keep in mind that eyebrows are one of the most important features in your face.
Using ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow New will ensure that your brows remain thick and defined. It comes with a spoolie brush for blending and shaping.
Step 6 Focus On Your Eyes
If you want to slim your face, it is critical to focus on your eye makeup. Make sure to use and eyeliner and volumising mascara to make your eyes pop.
Choose a mascara such as ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara, which curves to add a natural curl while thickening your lashes. It is waterproof, so it lasts all day long.