All the hype around contouring has given it a bad rep. We’ve been overloaded with visions of tricky techniques and hours of shaping your face. But when done right, contouring can actually be pretty easy - and really help to naturally enhance your best features. Here’s our step-by-step no B.S. guide.
Unless you’ve been living in the middle of nowhere with no Wi-Fi for the past ten years you will have heard of contouring, which makeup artists have always used for refining the shape of the face. While in the past it’s been all about the super chiselled and defined look, these days a more natural finish is on-trend.
No matter whether you’re a confident contouring queen or someone who has only ever been brave enough to watch a few YouTube tutorials before giving up on the whole thing, we could all do with some extra tips on how to get your contour looking perfect, and perfectly natural too.
Read on for our tips from the pros on how to perfectly sculpt your face and enhance your features with the surprisingly-easy-to-get-the-hang-of art of contouring and highlighting.
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