- BB expert tip
- You choose a shade too dark
- You don’t blend enough
- You apply it in the wrong areas of your face
- You apply too much blush
- You highlight more than required
- You use the wrong tool
BB expert tip
Before you know about the contouring mistakes you’re making, you must get your hands on an effective contouring powder or bronzer that serves as the perfect product to sculpt your face. We suggest you rely on the Lakmé Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter that has a dual palette—one with a highlighter and another with a bronzer. Use the side of the bronzer to ensure that you get a chiseled and angular face.
You choose a shade too dark
Yes, a bronzer or a contouring powder needs to be dark but not overtly dark that it leaves visible lines on your skin. When it comes to contouring, you ought to stay away from harsh lines so buying a powder that’s too dark will only add to these mistakes. We suggest finding a shade that’s two shades darker than your own skin tone for this purpose.
You don’t blend enough
If makeup moguls swear by one rule, it is blending. While foundations need blending, contouring needs all the more blending. You might think that you’ve blended enough but it is only when you go out, do you see embarrassing harsh lines in focus. Jeez!
You apply it in the wrong areas of your face
This one is of utmost importance. Remember that you must contour the hollows of your cheekbones, the temples of your forehead, down the sides of your nose and on your jawline. Applying it anywhere other than these areas will defeat the purpose of sculpting your face.
You apply too much blush
The point of using a bronzer is to achieve a more angular look. If you go overboard with a blush, the point of a bronzer makes little sense. Besides, adding too much colour on your cheeks will only overpower your chiseled cheekbones.
You highlight more than required
We get it—you’re going to a party and you want to go all out with your makeup. But if you choose to use a bronzer, go easy on the other makeup products, especially a highlighter. While highlighting your face is important, make sure you keep it subtle to balance things out.
You use the wrong tool
It’s about time you realised the power of makeup brushes and sponges. Not only do they help you blend your makeup but they also ensure that you get an airbrushed finish. Hence, using an angled brush is of utmost importance to contouring.