Contouring is giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through the use of makeup. However, there is now a new technique that is low-maintenance and more natural-looking and it is called tontouring or contouring using self-tanners. The advantage of using self-tanners for contouring is that you can have a more defined glow that would last days without having to reapply makeup. Here are some tips on contouring using self-tanners.
Working the Face
Apply gentle circular sweeping motions under the jawlines, the sides of the temples and under the cheekbones. Picture these areas as a “3” shape figure. If you are using 2 shades of self-tanners, blend them out using damp sponge or foundation brush to make sure there are no harsh lines and look naturally tanned.
Firmer, Revealing Cleavage
The important step when working with the breast are is to highlight the top part of the breast and the collarbone. Apply the self-tanner in between the breast and on the outer breast area. These areas looks like a pair of parenthesis. Next is work on the collarbone area. Apply self-tanners in horizontal lines and make sure to blend them gently using a damp sponge or foundation brush. Make sure to work in front of a mirror to make sure that you’ve highlighted the breast area evenly.
Working the limbs
The technique is to apply self-tanners on the areas where your calves, biceps and triceps muscles caves in. In layman’s terms, these are the “muscle cuts” that you see when you flex your arms and legs.
Remember to use self-tanning products that are oil-free and suitable for all skin types. Especially those that you apply on your face. This is to avoid clogging your pores and possible skin breakouts. Also, make sure to exfoliate at least 12 hours prior to contouring for the self-tanners to become more effective.