Brushes to the ready. Contouring is about to move on a season…
The Spring/Summer months have seen the rise of the contouring trend. With heroic persistence, we’ve sculpted, shaded and highlighted in a bid to hone our bone structure.
For those who’ve already experienced the immediate lifting effect brought about by a wickedly great contour, the good news is that this is one trend that’s here to stay – albeit in a new, seasonally-appropriate guise. For on the Autumn/Winter catwalks carved and chiselled cheekbones dropped the golden, honeyed hues of summertime and instead adopted subtle shading in rusts, ochres and blushes with a warmer, pinky undertone to counteract the cold light of winter.
‘The rules are, anything you want to bring out, you lighten, and anything you want to take back, you darken. So suck your cheeks in and add shadow just beneath the bone, then lighten immediately above it,’ Kelly recommends.
‘Add a hint of a shadow to both sides of the nose then lighten the bridge to make it look longer. A pop of your chosen darker shade under the chin will give the jaw line a more defined look.’
According to Kelly, prepping a smooth canvas that’s already toned and nourished is not only half the battle, but it’ll help you avoid that unsightly stripy look. Maintaining your skin with the Pro-Definition Contouring Collection means your skin will be lifted, sculpted and contoured to perfection so you’ll need less time with the make-up brushes.
So here’s our product picks to make those cheekbones come to light. Go forth and contour…