How to: contour and sculpt your face using bronzer

I love using this trick to make my face look slimmer and all it takes is a matte bronzer and a brush.

Step 1: Apply foundation all over face and neck. Follow through with concealer under the eyes, on your lids and on any blemishes.

Step 2: With an angled blush brush like M.A.C Brush #168, sweep a matte bronzer in one stroke beginning at the center of the natural hollow on your cheeks. Move it upwards and outwards towards the hairline.

With very little product add a couple more strokes blending the line. Follow through with a dusting of matte peach blush on the apples of your cheeks. “Together, these create the illusion of high cheek bones and makes your face looks leaner” says Rajani

Step 3: With a powder brush, sweep the bronzer along the hairline across your forehead, sides of your nose, the jaw line, moving onto the neck and collar bones. A hint of colour on the shoulders and décolletage completes the bronzing part of the look.

Tip: Use a fluffy eye shadow brush to contour your nose. It’s the right size and the less dense brush makes colour appear diffused versus having two stripes along the sides of your nose.

Step 4: For your eyes, reverse the regular technique by starting from the crease. Apply a coffee brown matte shadow on the crease. Follow through with a bronze eye shadow on the lids and a peach highlighter on the brow bone.

Step 5: With a dense small eye shadow brush, blend the coffee brown along the lower lash line and run a gel eyeliner in brown along the upper lash line. We love the L’Oreal Paris Super Liner 24 Hour Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in brown. Fill in the eye brows and use lengthening mascara on your lashes to complete the eyes.

Step 6: Finish the look with a creamy peach lip colour. Try Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick – Baby.

Source: Vogue India

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This entry was published on August 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm and is filed under Beauty. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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