I was going through my pictures, organizing them al,l and it inspired me to do this post. What a difference contouring can do for someone's face! This isn't a tutorial or anything (I'm saving that request to do as my first video on YouTube!), but rather a quick look at how sculpting the face can make all the difference in the world along with some useful tips.
You can use cream sticks, liquid foundations in 2 shades, eyeshadows, bronzers and specifically made contouring powders to sculpt the face; it's all just a matter of preference. I use both and go between my MAC NW45 Studio Stick Concealer and my Makeup Forever Powder Sculpting Kit. I also have the Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder and this stuff looks amazing on Fair to Light Skin! But because it does have some shimmer in it, I tend to use it for contouring on my temples and forehead only or I use it as a blush. It's a gorgeous product though!
Here are some of the products I listed above that you can use to contour:
I have a big 'ol round/chubby-ish face and contouring does wonders for me. I don't do it everyday but after seeing the difference between "contoured" and "not contoured" it kinda makes me want to rethink that.... hahahaha!!
Left side is contoured; Right side is not contoured
This is an example of light contouring only (b/c I was pressed for time) on the following areas: hollows of cheeks, jawline from ear to ear, nose, along the hairline of my forehead and above the temples.
So as you can see, the results are pretty good and it's more noticeable when you see them side by side. My jawline has more definition, the cheekbones look a bit more chiseled and my nose looks longer and sleeker.
TIP!: Contouring from temple to temple across your forehead helps elongate your face and make your forehead appear not as wide.
So stay tuned for my tutorial on contouring (debuting on my new YouTube Channel!) where I'll contour one side of my face with a powder product and the other side with a cream stick.
Wishing you a beautiful day,