We get it—you still don’t quite get the art of face contouring. You’ve probably seen several Kim K contouring tutorials and you just end up with a clown face every time you try them. You either end up with unblended bronzer or you don’t quite know yet the exact part of your face that needs to be contoured. Think you could do with some contouring tips? We’re listing out some contouring mistakes you might be making so you can get it right the next time...
 

BB expert tip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.