Welcome to our practice makes perfect series where our Head Makeup Artist Mel Barrese walks us through all of her tips and tricks to applying the makeup basics as life returns to some semblance of normalcy. First up: how to contour.
When we picture contouring, we think of sun-kissed and perfectly sculpted skin with a subtle glow in all the right places.
It’s a common question we’ve all asked: should I contour my face? When contour is done right, this IRL version of a filter can give you defined cheekbones and a chiselled jawline.
Love it or hate it – contouring is a trend that’s here to stay and can be the secret to taking your makeup look to the next level.
Has it been a while since your used your sculpting tools? One step beyond the natural makeup routine, this every–day contour checks all the boxes to achieve sculpted skin that will leave you feeling confident.
STEP ONE: PREP THE SKIN
Start by prepping the skin: apply Hydra Veil Primer to hydrate and plump for makeup application. When using Hydra Veil, focus on the centre of the face and apply outwards, specifically around the T-zone area. Hydra Veil reduces any fine lines and pores and creates the ideal base for your foundation, concealer and contour.