Permanent contouring - is it possible? Yes! How to save time with self-tanner


  • Tenturing - what is it?
  • How to do tanturing: step by step photo tutorial
  • Tentouring: video tutorial

In an effort to help us save time, makeup artists are offering more and more beauty techniques that allow you to spend no more than 5 minutes a day on makeup. One of the new ones is tenturing. What is it and why is it worthy of attention?

Tenturing - what is it?

Tentouring is a new trend that is gaining momentum thanks to enterprising beauty bloggers from Instagram. What it is? In general, tenturing is the same contouring. Only instead of sculptors and proofreaders within the framework of this technique, you need to use self-tanner.

The advantage of this method is that the effect will last up to two weeks. And this is a breakthrough, because sculpting with the usual means takes quite a lot of time as part of everyday makeup. Now you can save a lot of time (especially if you learn the basic rules of quick makeup) - after all, you don’t have to emphasize the cheekbones, shade the forehead and, if you wish, visually reduce the nose every day.

However, the new technology has its drawbacks. In working with self-tanning, accuracy is above all. If you make a mistake, you risk getting an effect that will then be problematic to hide even with a tonal remedy. This technique is unforgiving.

Follow our step-by-step instructions to complete the tenturing with all the rules. To help you - visual photos of each stage and useful tips for applying funds.

How to do tanturing: step by step photo tutorial

Prepare the necessary funds:

  • Kiehl's Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub ,

  • L'Oréal Paris Hydration Genius Aqua Fluid ,

  • L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze self-tanning gel for face and body.

How to sculpt with self-tanner?

  1. Before doing tanturing, be sure to cleanse the skin of dead skin particles with a scrub or mask with mild acids. This way the tan will spread evenly and the effect will last longer.

  2. Moisturize your face with a light, nourishing cream such as a gel base.

  3. Using a brush that you normally use for sculpting (contouring), apply self-tanner to under the cheekbones.

  4. Use a smaller brush to darken the sides of the nose. Be careful and apply less product here than on the cheekbones so as not to shift the main focus to the nose. Learn more about how to visually make the bridge of the nose thinner with contouring in this step-by-step photo tutorial.

  5. With a cheekbone brush or a wet sponge, go over the sides of the forehead, temples, and along the border of the lower jaw, going down to the neck to make it visually thinner.

  6. Leave the product on the skin for the time indicated by the manufacturer in the instructions. As a rule, it will take about an hour for a light effect, two hours for a medium effect, and three hours for the most noticeable effect. Rinse off, done! The difference between "before" and "after" is obvious.

Tentouring: video tutorial

Reinforce your knowledge by watching our step by step video tutorial.

  1. Use a scrub to cleanse the skin of dead skin particles. And then apply a moisturizer. Thanks to this preparation, self-tanning will lie more evenly.

  2. Wait for the cream to be absorbed. Make sure your skin is clean and dry when you apply self-tanner.

  3. Squeeze self-tanner onto the palette so it will be easier to control the amount of product during application.

  4. If you haven't tried self-tanning yet and are afraid of failure, test it on an inconspicuous area first. So you will understand how the product manifests itself and what volume is better to apply.

  5. Apply self-tanner just above the areas you would normally sculpt. So it will look natural. Apply the product under the cheekbones, on the temples, on the wings of the nose.

  6. First apply with a dry sponge, without sharp lines. And then use a synthetic brush - for a clearer "marking" of contouring.

  7. Done! It remains only to wait until the tan appears (the required time, as we mentioned above, is indicated on the product label).

Do you use techniques that reduce the time required for makeup? Have you tried tanturing? We are waiting for your answers in the comments!