Now that I have a little rant out of the way... we can move on.
I originally prepared a video, but I'm still getting used to the ins and outs of using iMovie, so a post will have to do.
Here's the best explanation I can give you:
Contouring: using light and dark shades to alter your face shape.
It's how you go from this:
And even this:
Do you think Kim K naturally has gorgeous cheekbones? Hells to the no. She has gorgeous cheekbones thanks to CONTOURING.
Here's a guide on how to contour according to your face shape. Keep in mind that you aren't always one specific face shape, sometimes you can float between two. For example, I am mostly round with a little bit of a heart face shape. What's yours?
The purple areas are highlighting areas the pink areas are contouring areas. See the difference? You essentially want areas that stick out from an oval face shape to be darker and recede and the areas that recede from an oval face shape to be brought out with highlighter. Unless you love your face shape, in which case YAY!
Bronzing is how you go from this:
Here's my all-time favourite infographic on bronzing. It leaves you with an awesome, beautiful bronze glow!
The post on bright colours is still on its way! I'm perfecting it!
xoxo - C