Contouring has long been the ‘not-so-secret’ makeup artist trick for decades. Used by professionals to alter the appearance of your face shape, contouring can be a tricky skill to master. But, with some practice and the right products (courtesy of Revolution Beauty, of course!), the entire dimension of your facial structure can be changed – it’s shape-shifting IRL.
So, whether you’re looking to narrow the bridge of your nose or chisel your cheekbones, we’ve composed this handy guide to walk you through the ins and outs of this sophisticated makeup skill. You’ll be a contour connoisseur in no time!
Back To The Basics: What is Contouring?
We know we’re throwing around a lot of intense terms (you can chisel your cheekbones?), but to truly learn how to contour like a pro, let’s start with contouring 101: what is contouring?
Essentially, the aim of contouring is to mimic the appearance of shadow to create dimension and depth in your makeup. It goes hand-in-hand with highlighting, which accentuates the higher points of your face that light would naturally fall on. Simple, right?
Right! But, with so many ways to contour nowadays, how do you know which method and medium is for you? Are you partial to a powder, or curious about creams? We’re here to help you decide!
Cream, Powder, Stick?
If you prefer a subtle contour over a chiseled complexion, a powder or liquid product will give you a natural, bronzed glow with ease. Our Pro Goddess Glow Cream Contour & Bronze is a luscious liquid contour with a lightweight and blendable formula that will have you looking luminous in no time.
However, if you prefer a powder, a few sweeps of our Pro Sculpt & Glow on the hollows of your cheekbones and your temples will deliver a soft wash of color. Who needs a week in the sun when bronzer exists?