How Do I Conceal and Contour My Face | Makeup Gyan

by - September 15, 2017

Hello Everyone,
Today post is much requested post I feel. I was received quite a few request from my followers to share how I conceal and contour my face. They requested me to share a video tutorial on that, but I can say that I’m good at picture tutorials, so today I’m going to share step by step pictures tutorial on how I conceal and contour my face. But before stating, I want to say that I’m not a pro or a certified MUA. I’m self-taught. So I have done it in my way completely. If some where I may have done it wrongly, then any suggestions from you are always welcome. Let’s start.

Why contour is so needed?

Contour is a makeup technique that use to enhanced your facial structure and makes your face look more define and sculpted.

"Contouring is usually produced by placing a warm or cool toned color that is one or two shades darker than the skin color in areas such as in the hollows of the cheeks, on the side of the nose, and on the temples to give a shadow and slimming effect. It can be complemented with a highlighter that is one or two shades lighter than the skin color on areas of the face that is more prominent such as on the apples on the cheeks and the tip of the nose or the t-zone."

Step By Step Conceal and Contour

Apply orange corrector on under eye area, side of nose and around the mouth. In short, where you see any pigmentation or uneven skin tone on your face. Blend it nicely.

Step 2
Apply your favorite concealer where you apply the orange corrector. I would suggest you to apply the concealer in triangle shaped on the under eye area, this will make your face appear more symmetric and highlighted . Don’t forget to apply on the forehead, bridge of nose and chin. This will give an illusion of 3D in pictures. Blend it nicely with a wet beauty sponge.

Step 3
Now apply your favorite foundation and blend. then apply a cream contour under the cheek bones, jaw line, side of nose and temple area of your face. Blend it nicely.

Step 4
now apply that concealer under your contour to define it more. Blend.

Step 5
Now set the concealer with loose powder or banana powder or a yellow tone powder. Leave it 5-7 minute to make those area more highlighted. This process is called Baking.

Step 6
Then set your cream contour with gray toned or cool toned brown contour powder. that will create a shadow effect to your face, so that your face would look more slim and sculpted.  

This technique will give you a perfect light and shadow effect and your face will appear more defined, up lifted and well structured.

Hope you find post helpful. Stay tuned for more such Makeup Gyan. See you in my next post.

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  1. The step by step information you shared here for contouring is really good. I will try this soon.

  2. Wow! That's so simple and amazing! Thank you for the steps :)

  3. Your face looks sculpted and highlighted, yet it looks very natural. Nice tutorial Papri.

  4. Nice post with step by step tutorial with so many pics :-)
    A good makeup can really make one look awesome :-)

  5. Step by step is just like u wrote for me

  6. Very well written step by step tutorial. Love it. :)

  7. Love the step by step guide of contour and it looks easy from this post

  8. This is such an awesome post for people like me. I hardly know how to do good make up.

  9. Thnx for sharing this genuine pictures and tips

  10. The step by step guide to contour face is very helpful. Images taken by you supports the post well

  11. Thanks for sharing step by step process. I tend to get confused with application of makeup.

  12. That is such a useful step by step information 😀 Great for beginners

  13. Your step by step tips with pictures are very useful. I actually now come to know how contour my face accurately. Very helpful for me. Will try these steps when will do make up next time

  14. Your step by step tips with pictures are very useful. I actually now come to know how contour my face accurately. Very helpful for me. Will try these steps when will do make up next time

  15. Wow... I am a newbie in makeup.. this was a much needed post.. thanks for sharing 😍

  16. Wow! You did so well and that too in simple steps. This is helpful for me. I will try doing this soon.

  17. Wow you have such a pretty face and beautiful skin. Loved your step by step explaination.

  18. Your blog has become my go to place to get solutions on all my make up issues. i loved your writing style as it helps in understanding things so well. Keep up the good work

  19. So awesome!! I recently discovered your blog and I am loving it. You have explained all steps really nice!

    <3 Renji Anooj

  20. This is such a Nice post with step by step tutorial and i simply loved it !


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