Contouring – The most common mistakes and how to avoid them

Contouring - The most common mistakes and how to avoid them

Contouring, when done correctly, can give your face a great shape and enhance your facial structure. Although this makeup trend might seem to complicated to master, it’s actually very simple and it can easily become a part of your daily routine. All you need in order to get the desired definition and to avoid the most common mistakes is a couple of tips and a lot of practice.

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The most common mistake is using a bronzer for #contouring. Instead, try a darker pressed powder, or something that has the tones of beige, brown or taupe in order to create the illusion of a shadow.

Using a shade that is too dark will make your face look dirty. In order to get the right shading, keep in mind that subtlety is the key and start with a shade darker with your #skin tone until you master the technique. Also, overdoing your #contouring can make you look much older start cautiously and find out which parts of your face need to be contoured.

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Once you find the right shade, invest in two quality brushes, one for #contouring and one for #highlighting. A smaller eyeshadow #brush or a fan brush will give you more precision, while bigger brushes won’t help you get the desired effect.

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Ignoring the highlight can make your face look unbalanced and unfinished. The purpose of the process of contouring is achieving a balance so remember to use a highlight at the top of your cheekbones and down the center of your nose after you’ve done with the contour.

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