Contouring seems to be the newest and greatest makeup must-do, and for great reasons. Contouring helps to highlight and accentuate all of your best features, making you look your absolute best. When you contour your makeup just right, you can get that airbrushed, magazine-cover, Red Carpet look without airbrushing, editing, and over doing your makeup! But with the look comes the necessary tools and “equipment”. Here is a quick peek at some of the contouring essentials that you’ll need to perfect the look!
- A concealer crayon in medium/deep neutral. You’ll highlight the contours of your nose with the crayon to make your nose look more petite.
- Eye shadow (or a darker shade of foundation) in dark brown. Believe it or not, this will be used for under your cheek bones.
- Highlight and Contour palette. You’ll use this to shape your forehead and eyebrow.
- Concealer crayon in fair/light warm. Use this to highlight by your lips, chin, around your nose, and your forehead.
Tools: As well as having the right makeup, you’ll also want to use the right tools. Application is just as important as the makeup itself – if you don’t have the right tools, than it becomes a whole lot harder. Here is a list of some of the essential makeup tools that you’ll need to get that perfect contoured look.
- Liner/Brow Brush: This is self-explanatory – you’ll use this for shading your eyebrows or applying your eyeliner.
- Crease Brush: You’ll use this small sponged brush to apply your eye shadow in the creases of your eye.
- Medium Shadow Brush: This is your basic powder shadow brush. A must have in your makeup bag!
- Eye Smudge: This is used for getting that perfect smokey eye. It smudges (without taking away) the eye shadow, giving you that perfect look. With a fabulously contoured makeup application, you must have that gorgeous smokey eye too!
- Crème Shadow: If you use crème eye shadow, than you’ll need this brush.
- Beauty Blender: This is your foundation or concealer brush. HINT: Never use your fingers!
- Bronzer Brush: For pressed powder bronzer, you’ll need this brush.
- Kabuki Brush: This is your blush brush – it gives you that perfectly airy, blushed look. Not too heavy, not too light, this brush is great for that blushing look.
- Pan Brush: Used for powder highlights, this is the best tool for getting the powder makeup applied just right.
- Angled Blush Brush: This is probably one of the best contouring tools out there!
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