The craze of contouring and highlighting isn’t going away anytime soon — in fact, it’s an imperative part of makeup application. However, to non-professionals, the art of contouring and highlighting can seem like a daunting task as there can be confusion in how to pick the appropriate colors and tones for your specific skin tone. With enough practice and the right contouring shades, this face sculpting method can become an easy addition to your makeup routine. Here are the best tips and tricks to getting contour colors correct the first time.
Pick Your Poison: Cream or Powder
Some people like to contour with cream or liquid makeup, and while both are great options, we recommend starting out with a powder texture product, as it allows for the most control. Once you get more comfortable with the technique, you can graduate to cream-based. These days, many brands offer highlighting and contouring duos in one palette, which makes your selection process much easier. One of our favorite cream palettes