1. The Sun Kissed Contour
Contouring is all the rage these days in makeup application. I’ve noticed that the most important note is to make sure you’re hitting all the right angles.
The bridge of your nose, along your cheekbone (not too high, too low or too close to your smile), in the center of your chin, under your chin bone and along your hairline. Confused? Here are some tutorials I pinned for you. To make this a sunglazed look add blush alongside the four main contoured lines and blend REALLY, REALLY WELL.
To get a less dramatic look, use your bronzer to contour but don’t include the blush aspect. This will also save you time blending. The key to makeup application is know where the light hits, what negative space you do or don’t want to accentuate and how dolled up you’re trying to look.
2. The Traditional Hot Spots
Contouring takes a lot of work and if you’re a parent or crazy-busy super-women, time is limited. Sometimes it’s easiest to know where the hotspots are. These are best hit with shimmering bronzer. Try to highlight where light hits the surface, by touching up the bridge of your nose, your cheekbones, clavicles and a touch on the center of your chin.
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