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- How to choose a sculptor?
- Invisible contouring: 6 beauty tricks
Contouring has firmly entered our lives, but the question of how to make it as natural as possible is still relevant. We share non-obvious tips on how to discreetly emphasize cheekbones.
How to choose a sculptor?
Before you start contouring, you need to choose the right tool. Its texture determines the effect you can achieve.
A brighter image will turn out if you use a product with a creamy texture. Such sculptors, in a stick or palette, are advised to apply in a small amount and blend with fingers, brush or sponge. Cream sculpting products are more suitable for evening make-up.
For a step-by-step guide on how to use the cream texture sculptor, see this video.
If you use the sculptor in powder format, the result will be the most natural. Contouring powders have a translucent texture and are especially good for girls with oily or combination skin. This is, for example, 3 Steps To Sculpt Face Sculpting Palette from NYX Professional Makeup.
No less natural make-up will turn out if you use a liquid sculptor - choose products with a matte texture and a “warm” undertone and apply it with your fingers.
Whatever the texture, it is important to choose the right shade. Makeup artists advise choosing a sculptor no more than two tones darker than skin color. If the skin is light or slightly dark, give preference to gray-brown shades. If it is darker, warm cognac shades will come to the rescue. Doubt that you can choose the right one and only shade? A great way out is to buy a palette. One of the shades is perfect.
Invisible contouring: 6 beauty tricks
This is one of the main guarantees of a natural contouring result. At the same time, it is important not to overdo it with the funds and apply them as thinly as possible.
Only the essentials
As a rule, contouring products are applied along the perimeter of the forehead along the hairline, on the “hollows” on the cheeks under the cheekbones and on the dimple of the chin.However, do not blindly follow this rule. Remember that makeup should favorably emphasize your facial features. Do not get carried away with contouring if you have, for example, a low forehead or a “heavy” jaw (you will find makeup instructions for this type of face at the link) - these areas are best left unattended.
To make the makeup as invisible as possible, do not forget to blend the product not only under the cheekbones, but also in other areas. Most often, the hairline is left without attention.
Sequence is important
If you use a dry sculptor, apply it after the finishing powder - otherwise it will be difficult to blend. If the sculptor has a creamy or liquid texture, it should be applied after concealer and foundation, but before powder.
Attention to cheekbones
Apply the sculptor to the "hollows" on the cheeks, but not lower - otherwise you will achieve a result that is exactly the opposite of what you want (cheekbones visually fall, not rise).
Shade with upward movements - in this case, the makeup will look natural.
It's about the remedy
Do not confuse the sculptor with the bronzer - the second one is applied to those parts of the face that are the first to react to ultraviolet light (forehead, nose, cheeks) - look for details here. And remember about texture: choose products with a matte finish, and leave the shimmer that reflects the light for bronzers and highlighters.
To consolidate your knowledge, read our step-by-step instructions and watch the training video.