Contouring is still our favourite way to go from everyday make up to full on glam. For those of you unsure what contouring is, it is the process of strategically applying makeup to highlight the areas of your face where light would naturally hit and placing shadows where shadows would naturally fall.  I’m deeply sorry if you thought a good foundation was all it takes to have great skin – it’s just not true.

Here’s an infographic from showing how to contour and highlight for your face shape…

Why we love to contour…

You can straighten or make your nose look narrower, make your cheekbones look higher and more pronounced and add generally give your face a highly polished, Kardashian look.

The best part of contouring is that you can go as subtle or dramatic as you feel like. Add a touch of darker colour to your cheekbones and a sweep of highlight sparkle  for a natural daytime look, or go contour crazy for a full make up look on a night out.

Let us know your favourite contouring hints and tricks, we’d love to hear them!

The SkinBase team x

P.s – make up goes on so much more smoothly when you have a great base. Find your nearest SkinBase therapist, here. 

  • If you like to watch video tutorials, then we can recommend this highlight and contour video from beauty fanatic and you tuber Teni Panosian. Have a watch and contour like a pro!

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