5th March 2014
Beauty Tips: Contouring 101
To create those perfect cheekbones and that picture perfect look is all about the contouring. Here at TiCC towers, the search for summer cheekbones is well and truly on. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian are both big fans of this technique but that doesn’t mean that it has to be scary! This look doesn’t mean that you have to look as if you’re off to the red carpet on a daily basis, it is simply a little bit of lift and cover here and there to create a more sculpted face! Contouring can really lift the face and make the skin appear younger and more lifted, celebrity make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury has some fantastic techniques on how to create a 10 minute face-lift just with make-up.
The trick is to use matte contouring products; a bronzer without any sparkle or shimmer in it about two shades darker than your normal bronzer and a matte highlighter or concealer. One of Charlotte Tilbury’s favourite techniques is to add a small amount of matte bronzer to the end of your nose with a fluffy brush to lift it. Add a light high light down the centre and along your cupids bow for further contouring.
Contour with the dark, matte powder around your hairline, in an E shape along your cheekbones and then down onto your jawline. Highlight the highest points of the face, the tops of cheekbones, underneath the cheekbones and above your brow bone. You need your favourite bronzer and a blusher to finish off this look, swirl them together and apply to the apples of the cheeks and further towards the hairline.
Charlotte Tilbury’s final tips are to fill in sparse eyebrows as they can frame your face and to use a slight cat eye eyeliner flick to lift tired eyes.
The image Consulting Company’s Contouring Favourites
The perfect tools for the job are Real Techniques brushes, they have the perfect foundation and contour application brushes in their core collections.
Sleek make-up do a fantastic contour kit and one of our favourite blushes is MAC in Warm Soul, it’s the perfect complimentary blush for contouring.