Contouring is a mainstream makeup technique that was popularized by Kim Kardashian West. It is because of this technique (applied together with a highlighting technique) that her face always looks more chiseled than it really is.
This is actually what contouring does; it can change your face shape and facial features without you going under the knife. It’s a useful makeup technique and that’s why everybody is trying to do it. Not everyone is successful in achieving a seamless contour, however, but one can always learn and practice.
Here are 10 steps on how to contour your face properly (beginner-friendly):
1. Learn: The Basic Concept of Shading
Before anything else, you have to understand the basic concept of contouring. The main idea of the whole technique is to shade out the parts of your face that you do not want to “show up” so much. This is why a lot of beauty gurus say that it’s makeup plastic surgery because you’re creating an optical illusion with shadows.