Remember when I posted this on Instagram?
Now I can reveal one of the beauty stories we were working on! It was about how to contour your way to a slimmer face. According to Maybelline’s chief makeup artist, Archie Tolentino, oval is the ideal face shape. Through contouring, you basically create shadows and highlights to create this illusion on your face. Check out this guide:
The top three things I learned from this story:
1. Highlighting is just as important as shading. You need to bring your features forward or it’ll look unnatural.
2. Blend, blend, blend! Use circular motions to get rid of any harsh lines, so it isn’t obvious you’re using this makeup trick.
3. Use the right products. Powder formulas are better for newbies and easier to use. Once you’re used to it, upgrade to cream sticks for a longer-lasting, more natural-looking effect.
Here are the products I recommended:
I don’t really contour much (just along the hollows of my cheeks sometimes), but I do make an effort to highlight when I’m having a fancy night out. I prefer to use creams when I do so it lasts longer (try the shade Bobbi Foundation Stick in Sand for this). It makes a subtle difference in photos and adds a three-dimensional effect.
Are you into contouring? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥
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Photo of Kylie Verzosa by Jico Joson/cosmo.ph.