Contouring has gone from a mere beauty trend to a staple in many people’s makeup routines. It’s easy to do, but it can also be easy to make little mistakes that really cramp your contouring style. Fortunately, lots of these mistakes are super easy to avoid or fix, and when it comes to fixing them, we’ve got your back.
Using a Contour Shade That’s Too Dark
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Choose a Lighter Colour Than You Think You Need
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick, $31.
Contouring With Bronzer
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Choose a Neutral or Grayish Colour
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Contour Powder, $57.
Choosing the Wrong Formula
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Choose the Right Formula Based on Your Skin Type
Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II, $78
Not Blending Enough
Use a Clean Brush or Sponge
e.l.f. Cosmetics Ultimate Blending Brush, $6.
Forgetting to Set
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $52
Placing Your Contour Too Low
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Plan Your Placement
Extending Your Contour Too Far Inwards
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Keep Your Apples in Mind
Thinking You Absolutely Must Contour
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Switch It Up and Keep It Simple
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