If you are not blessed with the amazing bone structure of Jennifer Lopez, Kate Moss or Halle Berry, worry not as you can still give your face the appearance of amazing bone structure with the helpful of a great makeup technique called contouring. Though it may sound like quite a complicated technique to do yourself but it is actually not that difficult. All you need to do this is a good quality highlighter and a bronzer or shaping powder to add shape and depth to your features. If you don’t have a browser, you can also use a powder foundation that is 1-2 shades darker than your natural skin tone. However, always use product that look just a little darker than your skin to make your contouring look believable. Use the below mentioned tips and tricks to counter your face, make it look leaner and fake sharp bone structure.
Below Are The 5 Tips To Contour Your Face To Look Leaner:
1. Get Killer Cheekbones
To highlight and make your cheekbones look sharp, take a powder or cream highlighter that would suit your skin tone and apply on the top of the cheekbones using your fingertips. Start from the top of the apples of the cheeks and spread outwards directly ending below the outer corner of the eyes. The luminous particles will help bring a healthy glow to the skin and make the cheekbones stand out. The important thing to remember is to use the right shade according to your skin tone; if you have fair skin tone, go for a champagne colored highlighter and a golden one for dark and medium skin tone.
2. Get A Sharp Jawline
Use a bronzer or a shaping powder few shades darker than your skin tone; begin behind the ears and blend the powder using a contouring brush all around your jaw line continuously till the tip of the chin. Repeat the process on both sides of the face. Also make sure to blend the powder below the chin and reaching onto the neck to avoid harsh demarcation lines.
3. Get A Slimmer Nose
Using the starting edge of your eyebrow as a guide, apply a bronzer or contour powder down both sides of the nose, which creates shadows and gives an appearance of slimmer nose. Follow with a little highlighter on the tip of the nose and blend everything together gently to get a shapely and slimmer nose.
4. Slim Down The Face
If you feel your face is looking puffy or swollen and you wish to define it a bit, get a powder foundation that is a couple of shades darker than your skin tone. Make a fish face by sucking the cheeks inside to find the hollows of the cheeks. Now use a contouring brush and apply the powder starting from the outside of the ears reaching towards the hollow of the cheeks. This will help to produce shadows that give the appearance of stronger cheekbones. Blend the color a little to ensure seamless application.
5. Make Your Collar Bones Pop
If you are wearing a low neck dress or top and wish to make your clavicle bones stand out, take a little highlight powder with a subtle shimmer and brush it right on top of the collarbones. This will help give your clavicle a sexy and structured look and help slim down your entire appearance. If you don’t have highlighting powder, use a champagne colored eye shadow instead to do the same using a blending brush.