Makeup is an ever-evolving industry. But some things stay the same. A slimmer face is always in trend. Be it the baby face of Kate Moss in the 90s or the chiseled face of today's supermodels. You can achieve a similar look by learning specific techniques, such as how to contour your face to make it appear slimmer. But, it’s essential to come across basic makeup for beginners. So, you can take this blog as your ultimate guide to contouring and get ready to create several make looks of your choice.
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Table of contents
- Step By Step Guide for How to Contour Brown Indian Skin for Beginners
- Step 1- Understanding face shape
- Step 2-Skin prep
- Step 3-Setting the base
- Step 4- Contouring where the shadow hits
- Step 5-Highlighting to balance contrast
- Step 6-Setting up with powder
- Wrapping up
Step By Step Guide for How to Contour Brown Indian Skin for Beginners
Contouring is one of the magic tricks that can take years off your face. Whether it’s an Indian wedding or you are planning to try Indian festive makeup look contouring is necessary. If you have a chubbier face and appear older, this is the perfect place to learn how to contour a round face. We have created a step-by-step tutorial that can be easily followed even by total beginners.
Step 1- Understanding face shape
The first step is understanding your face shape because contouring works differently for different face shapes. For instance, on a round face, the contouring is done differently than on a diamond face. You can check which face shape you are gifted with.
Step 2-Skin prep
Once you have figured out your face shape, it is time to start contouring with De’Lanci Beauty Craver Contour Palette. But first, you need to prep your skin. Practice your cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine before applying any makeup product to your face. This step should be completed at all costs. Sometimes makeup beginners ignore prepping their skin and start directly with makeup. This results in cakey makeup that only stays for a short time too. In this guide on how to contour 101, this is an essential step.
Apply sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 if it is daytime and a moisturizing serum if it is nighttime. There is a myth that darker skin tones do not need sunscreen. Do not believe in this. Everyone should apply sunscreen during the daytime.
Step 3-Setting the base
It is essential to set the base properly for makeup to stay on longer. Invest in a good quality foundation to set the base. It should be closer to your natural skin complexion. You can buy something other than a high-end foundation.
Apply concealer under your eyes, on the sides of your nose, and on any imperfections. Blend everything either with a beauty blender sponge or with a concealer brush. If you are unaware of concealer brushes do check the different types of makeup brushes.
Step 4- Contouring where the shadow hits
Now, take your contouring stick and apply it to the places on your face where the shadows are cast. For instance, if you have a rounder face and want to learn how to contour, you need first to study your face in natural light. In a round face, apply contour on the sides of the forehead, above the hollows of the cheeks, and the jawline. Cream makeup products and De’lanci Matte Loose Powder work equally well. This is your answer to how to contour with powder—blend, blend, and blend.
Step 5-Highlighting to balance contrast
Once the contour is blended seamlessly into the skin, it's time to use a highlighter (again, cream and powder both work fine for beginners). You can learn how to apply highlighter step-by-step. Apply it on the parts of the face where lights hit. It could be the high point of your cheekbones, the corners of your browbone, the tip of your nose, or the top of your lip. To master how to blend contour makeup, you need to be patient with yourself. Blend the product into the skin.
Step 6-Setting up with powder
We are not done yet; after you have blended both contour and highlight, it is time to set the products with a setting powder. Remember that it should be applied with a feather touch and never in a tugging motion. Use a bigger brush for a skin-like finish. You can also go back and blend your De’lanci Multifunction highlighter stick or contour some more. Make sure there are no visible sharp edges left. Everything is blended seamlessly.
Apply the rest of your products, such as your De’Lanci blush Stick and lipstick. You can skip the eyeshadow since this is a tutorial for beginners. Just apply two coats of your favorite mascara. Apply a thin coat of lipgloss over the La Catrina lipstick palette for a dramatic effect.
Special tips: Be proud of your brown skin tone. You may have seen brown girls trying to cover up their natural color using foundation and a De’lanci concealer palette five shades lighter than their skin tone. Embrace your color and be proud of your roots. By doing this, you will give confidence to other girls as well. It takes a team effort to break the cycle of shame.
Use products that suit your skin type and complexion. Do not skip moisturizer, even if you have oily or combination skin. Take good care of your skin by drinking enough water.
This was our attempt to teach how to contour and highlight for beginners. On the first attempt, you might get it right. It is absolutely fine. You can always try again. Makeup is not about perfection; it's about learning, experimenting, and having fun. Learn how to do makeup like a pro by visiting our YouTube channel to learn from our makeup academy videos. Don’t forget to shop for the best makeup products in India from De’Lanci.