Contouring has been around for years and it is still one of the most popular techniques used in makeup. It can give you definition, add structure and make your face look more balanced.
There are many different ways to contour your face, and it is important to know what type of makeup brushes and contouring products to use to get the best results. When it comes to contouring, the most important tool you’ll need is a contour brush.
What is contouring?
Contouring involves using light and dark shades of makeup to create shadows on the face to create the illusion of a more chiseled look. To begin, you’ll need to determine where the light and dark areas of your face are. Then, using the correct makeup brush and makeup products, you can begin to shape and contour your face.
What do you need to contour?
Contour brushes are typically made of natural or synthetic hair and have a flat, angled shape with a narrow point at the tip. This helps you to easily blend and sweep the product across the face for a natural finish.
The next step is to choose the right product. When it comes to contouring, there are a few different types of products you can use.
What is the difference between bronzing and contouring?
Bronzers, blushes, and highlighters are the most popular form of makeup that are used, and they all work differently.
Bronzers create a warm, natural look and help to define your features. Blushes add a pop of colour and give a healthy flush to the skin. Highlighters draw attention to your highest points and make them brighter.
When you contour you are adding structure to your face with a matt product. Most bronzers are shimmery and help give off a bronzed look.
Other products like highlighters and blushes are to add depth of colour once you have contoured and shaped your face.
What type of products should you use for contouring?
When it comes to highlighting and contouring, there are many different products and makeup tools to choose from. Depending on your desired look and skin type, you can choose between powder contour, liquid contour, and cream contour.
Each has their own unique benefits and can help you get the perfect sculpted look. When using a contour brush, it’s important to understand the differences between the three types of contour products.
Let’s take a look at the differences between powder contour, liquid contour, and cream contour and how to get the best look when using a contour brush.
Powder contour is a great choice for oily, combination, and/or sensitive skin types. It’s easy to work with and provides a subtle, natural finish. This type of contour product is typically designed to be used with a contour brush to apply. When using the brush, you can achieve the perfect sculpted look. By defining your cheek bones and forehead.
At B.U. Beauty we recommend using our Contour Brush within The Essentials Face Makeup Brush Set with its long bristles this makeup brush is made to produce a soft focus contour on your face with powdered contour products.
Liquid contour is great for all skin types and is easy to blend. It’s best used with a beauty blender or contour brush to create a natural, defined look. This type of contour product is great for creating a subtle contoured look.
At B.U. Beauty we recommend using our Precision Contour Brush within The Essentials Face Makeup Brush Set for using liquid contour to highlight the nose and other precise areas on the face.
Cream contour is ideal for dry and/or mature skin types. It provides a dewy, sculpted look and can be used with a contour brush to apply. Cream contour is heavier than the other options, so a light hand is key when applying.
This type of product will need our Precision Contour Brush within The Essentials Face Makeup Brush Set to help direct the product into the correct areas of the face.
You can then use the longer bristled Contour Brush to buff out the cream contour to give a blended and professional look.
Getting the Best Look with a Contour Brush
No matter the type of contour product you choose, the key to getting a perfect contoured look is to use a contour makeup brush. Applying contour products with a brush will help you achieve a more defined and sculpted look.
Before applying the product, make sure to lightly dust off any excess powder so that the product will glide on smoothly. Start with a small amount of product and slowly build until you achieve the desired effect.
When using a contour brush, you’ll want to use a light hand with the brush and make sure to go in the same direction on the face. This will help to create a more natural look.
Remember, when using a contour brush, less is more! No matter what type of contour product you choose, using a contour brush is key to achieving a sculpted and well-defined look.
How to contour in 5 steps?
Contouring is a simple yet effective makeup technique that can be used to exaggerate or enhance certain facial features. With a few simple steps and the right contouring makeup, you can add depth, dimension and definition to your face to create a stunning look.
Here are five easy steps to help you get started with contouring.
Step 1: Apply Primer to Your Face
Before you start to contour, it is important to apply a primer first. This will help to keep your makeup in place, and will also help to create a smooth canvas on which you can apply the contouring makeup.
Step 2: Choose the Right Contouring Product
There are many different types of contouring products available, from contour sticks, creams and powders. Each type of product has a different effect and is more suitable for certain face shapes and skin tones. Choose the type that is best for you and remember to use a light hand, as you don't want to go overboard.
Step 3: Pick the Right Contour Brush
For a perfect contour, you need to use the right brush. For powder products, use a flat brush or angled brush with firm bristles. For cream products, use a brush with soft, synthetic bristles.
Step 4: Apply Contour to the Right Areas
To create the desired effect, you need to apply the contour in the right places. For a subtle, natural looking contour, focus on the hollows of your cheeks, the sides of your nose, your forehead and jawline.
Step 5: Blend, Blend, Blend
Blending is key when it comes to contouring. Take your time to blend the contour out so that there are no harsh lines or streaks. Use a circular buffing motion with your brush to blend the product seamlessly into the skin.
Contouring is a great way to add dimension and definition to your face to create a stunning look. With the right products and techniques, you can easily contour your face in five easy steps.
How to contour your face shape
The key to contouring is to choose the right brush for your face shape to ensure you are enhancing your features correctly. Here are some tips on how to contour for different face shapes:
Rounder faces have fewer angles, so use a contour brush with a tapered tip to create a sharper definition and contour. Start by applying the contour product to the hollow of the cheeks and then blend it up towards the temple area. Finish with a lighter shade of powder on the forehead, nose, chin, and jawline to create an overall lifted effect.
Square faces have strong angles and lines, so use a contour brush with a dense, flat top to softly blend the product. Start by applying the contour product to the temples, jawline, and sides of the cheeks. Then, blend the product from the temples down to the hollow of the cheeks. Again, finish with a lighter shade of powder to add a subtle, lifted effect.
Oval faces are already quite balanced in shape, but you can still use a contour brush with a rounded top to add depth and dimension. Start by applying the contour product to the sides of the forehead, the temples, and the cheekbones. Then blend it up towards the center of the face to create a more structured look. Finish with a lighter shade of powder to add a subtle glow.
Heart-shaped faces tend to be wider at the top, so use a contour brush with a flat top to create a soft shadow. Start by applying the contour product in the hollow of the cheeks and then blend it upwards towards the temples. Finish with a lighter shade of powder to create an overall softer effect.
No matter what your face shape is, using a contour brush is the key to achieving a perfect contour. Choose the right brush for your face shape, and blend the product with light, upward strokes until you achieve your desired look. For an even more defined look, use a darker shade of powder on the areas you want to add structure to.
With a little practice and the right product for your skin type, you can easily master the art of contouring. Start with a light layer of product and build it up until you get the desired effect. Make sure to blend the product well and use a small, circular motion.
Contouring is one of the easiest ways to add definition to your face and create a sculpted look. With the right makeup tools, you can create a look that is balanced and flattering. With the right contour brush and product, you can achieve a look that is effortless and perfect for any occasion.