Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How to contour your face!

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Hi girls!!! So today's post is about contouring your face as the title suggests...
As a matter of fact, I am honestly not the best & am definitely not a professional when it comes to make up!! I learnt a lot of tricks on Youtube and experimented it on myself~ It's been a couple of years... and I kinda know what works for my face and what does not!

In general, here's a guide on how to contour for the different face shapes!
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Yup and all the important notes of contouring are summarised here! Easy peasy!!
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Here is a picture of me before I contour/highlight my face! 
As you can see, it really lacks definition especially on my nose!!
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NARS Matte Eyeshadow (Blondie)
This is the contour powder that I'll be using. It is actually an eye-shadow but I really like the shade of it and I think it works well as a contour shade for me so yup, this has been my contour shade for the past few months!!! This little compact eye-shadow hence has 2 uses for me, really worth the $$ isn't it! :D
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Get it here on Beautyfresh


MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush
This is the brush I'll be using to contour my nose to give an illusion of a higher, sharper and smaller nose ;)
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Gently contour the sides of your nose. Put a little at a time and slowly build it on if you think it's not enough! You wouldn't want to look you have 2 streaks of brown lines on your nose! Remember, BLENDING is the key to contouring!!
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Also, contour the tip of your nose to have an illusion of a smaller nose!
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NARS #11 Bronzing Powder Brush
Next. to contour my face, I'll be using the Nars Bronzing Powder Brush!
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Get it here on Beautyfresh

Personally, I usually contour the hollows of my cheeks this way!
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And also along the jawline for an illusion of a V-shaped face! I also contour a little beneath my chin to get rid of the unsightly double chin! Just think of contouring as erasing the chubby parts of your face!!
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Finally, after contouring... it's time to highlight your face!!
Highlight on the high points of your cheeks such as your nose bridge, cheeks, cupid bow, chin and forehead. I usually skip the forehead since my bangs are covering my forehead but if you don't have bangs like me, I'd suggest you to highlight a little on your forehead too! It'll make a huge difference when you take photos!

And... TADAHHHH!!! Simple and easy contouring that each and everyone of us can do!! :D
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Let's look at the difference.... Before VS After!
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My nose definitely looks much smaller and sharper and my jaw line is a lil smaller!

More photos of myself after contouring my face hehehehe
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You may get the above products I used and even more on https://www.beautyfresh.com/!

Till the next post~
Love, Shenny

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