June 09, 2023
Welcome to this week's blog, where we dive into the beloved makeup technique of contouring! Mastering the art of contouring can truly transform your beauty game. Contouring strategically enhances your facial features with light and shadow. It allows you to emphasize your best features and achieve a beautifully sculpted face. However, the key to flawless results lies in choosing the right makeup products. The perfect contouring product seamlessly blends into your skin, provides buildable coverage, and delivers a natural finish.
Whether you're a fan of creams, powders, liquids, or other formulations, each type offers its own unique benefits. Today, we'll explore the different types of makeup products for contouring and delve into their pros and cons, helping you find the ideal match for your contouring needs. But before we delve in, we recommend checking out our previous blogs HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTOUR FOR YOUR SKIN TONE and CONTOURING FOR DIFFERENT FACE TEXTURES.
Cream contouring products, such as creams or sticks, have become staples in many makeup routines for a reason. They offer excellent bendability, allowing you to seamlessly sculpt and define your facial features. With a more natural finish, creams make it easier to achieve a subtle and believable contour. When applying cream contour, use a damp BASE MAKER® SPONGE or our GOLD LUXE CHISEL-SCULPT-SHADE MAKEUP BRUSH, starting with a light hand and gradually building up the product for a seamless and naturallooking result.
Powder contouring products, like powders or pressed powders, have gained a loyal following for their ease of use and versatility. Providing a matte finish, they are perfect for creating a defined and sculpted look. Our recommended pick is the CHISEL-SCULPT-SHADE FACE PALETTE, featuring six buildable shades that help you achieve depth and definition for a perfectly sculpted and glowing complexion. Apply powder contour with our GOLD LUXE CONTOUR QUEEN MAKEUP BRUSH, gently sweeping the product along the hollows of your cheeks and jawline. To contour the sides of your nose, use our GOLD LUXE MINI SHAPER MAKEUP BRUSH for precise application, and remember to blend thoroughly to avoid any harsh lines.
Liquid contouring products, such as liquid foundations or bronzers, have gained popularity for their ability to create a dewy and natural-looking contour. With seamless bendability, these lightweight formulas make it easier to achieve a natural contour that enhances your features without feeling heavy. When applying liquid contour, start with a small amount and gradually build up the intensity. Use a synthetic brush or a damp beauty sponge to blend the product into your skin, focusing on the areas where you want to create shadows and depth. Working in thin layers allows for a more natural and skin-like finish.
Besides creams, powders, and liquids, the market offers a variety of other contouring products to cater to different preferences and needs. Contouring pencils, gels, and serums are among these unique options. Perfect for precise application, they work well for smaller areas like the nose or brow bone. Gels and serums provide a lightweight and buildable formula that seamlessly blends into the skin, ideal for achieving a subtle contour or a natural-looking finish.
When it comes to contouring, different types of products offer their own set of pros and cons. Let's take a closer look at each.
Don't hesitate to mix and match various contouring products to create a customized look. For instance, start with a cream contour to achieve precise sculpting and follow it up by setting it with a powder for enhanced staying power. By experimenting with different combinations, you'll be able to discover the contouring technique that perfectly aligns with your individual preferences and requirements.
Keep in mind that contouring is an art that improves with practice, so if it takes a few attempts to find the ideal product and technique for you, don't be disheartened. Embrace the process and enjoy the journey towards mastering the art of contouring.