Contour is a makeup tool that helps reduce the size and highlight facial features such as the chin, nose and cheekbones, but beware of contour defects that make it more harmful than beneficial when using it, especially with the wrong choice, which may make your appearance very bad, as explained by the cosmetic expert Nagham Zalabia in She told “The Seventh Day” that contour has become the basis of makeup, and is used to improve facial features by following the method of shadow and light in prominent places on the face, but there are several problems or errors that must be avoided when using contour.
The beautician said that the most prominent mistakes in applying contour is canceling facial features, but using contour works to hide facial defects, stressing that contour is a double-edged sword and some may use it to completely change facial features, through high coverage of the foundation and then drawing again with contour. Draw the cheeks and nose.
She explained that there are many types of contouring, so you should choose the type and color that suits you, in addition to knowing its features that protect your skin from many problems and show your facial features.
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The beautician said that powder contouring is one of the cosmetics that suits many women with oily skin. The sweat secreted by the skin.
As for the liquid contour, it is one of the types that suits women with dry skin, and it is preferable to use it in the winter because it contains properties that contribute to moisturizing the skin due to the presence of a high percentage of oils in it, especially if you buy it from trusted places.
As for the creamy contour, it suits all skin types, and is characterized by its ability to cover the skin more than other types. It is available in the form of pens or packs, and its texture is similar to concealer or lipstick. The packaging is often available in one color and is also available in several colors.
How to apply the contour correctly:
The beautician explained the method of applying contour for beginners, raise the hair of your head up and tie it well so that you can clearly see your forehead, then clean your skin well so that it becomes natural and free of impurities or defects that cause an improper appearance after applying the contour, such as removing makeup.
How to apply contour
Wash your face with soap and water well, then dry your skin completely with a towel. It is preferable that you exfoliate the skin to get rid of dead skin remnants and increase the moisture of your skin and increase its luster after applying the contour.
Apply a moisturizer to the skin and leave it for a few minutes to be absorbed by the skin before applying makeup.
Apply a little foundation and distribute it on your skin with a brush or your fingertips, and you can apply a concealer to hide skin imperfections such as dark circles.
– Distribute an appropriate amount of foundation in its light degree with your finger on the places where the sun is shed, such as along the length of the nose, the middle of the forehead, on the apple of the cheeks, the lines of the forehead, the middle of the chin and the top of the lips in the area under the nose.
Apply the appropriate contour to your skin in the form of 3, starting from the forehead to the cheekbones and chin.
– Blend the foundation with a brush, avoiding the color removal from the areas where it was applied.
– Make sure you blend the edges and there are no dark or light tones at the ends.