Greetings, contour queens and glow-getters! As the leaves fall, so should your jaw-dropping contour game. Let's dive headfirst into the world of sculpting with fall-inspired shades. Get ready to unleash your inner artist and let those cheekbones reach new heights!
The Palette of the Season: Fall-Inspired Contours
Say goodbye to summer's bronzed glow and hello to the warmth of fall shades. Imagine the rich, earthy tones of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and cozy cocoa. These are your contour BFFs for the season! Click here to check out my favorite contour and highlighting products and tools! Want help picking out your very own? Reach out and I'd be happy to shade match you!
Step 1: Map Your Masterpiece
Before you dip into those fall hues, take a moment to appreciate your canvas—the unique landscape of your face. Identify your cheekbones, jawline, and nose. Remember, contouring is about enhancing what you've got, beautiful, fabulous, wonderful you!
Step 2: Light Up the Pathway
Good lighting is your secret weapon. Apply your foundation in natural light to ensure you're starting with the perfect canvas. For contouring, think of shadows—areas where the light doesn't hit as directly. Use fall shades a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone to create depth. Need a new makeup mirror? Click here to shop some great options!
Step 3: Autumn Kissed Cheekbones
Dip your brush into a warm, earthy contour shade. Sweep it along the hollows of your cheeks, blending upward toward your temples. Carve those cheekbones with light, feathery strokes. Remember, subtlety is the name of the game; you're aiming for a natural shadow effect!
Step 4: Radiate with Fall Glow
Now, it's time to bring out the fall luminosity. Choose a highlighter that mimics the glow of autumn leaves kissed by the sun. Apply it to the high points of your face—the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your cupid's bow. Where the light naturally hits your face is where you want that highlighter to shine!
Step 5: Blend, Blend, Blend!
Seamlessly blend into one another, your contour and highlight should flow harmoniously. Grab a blending sponge or brush and work your magic. The goal is to avoid any harsh lines and create a masterpiece that looks effortlessly natural and gorgeous!
There you have it, makeup lovers! Remember, it's not about perfection—it's about celebrating the unique contours and features that make you, you. So, grab your brushes, embrace the autumnal vibes, and let's contour our way into the coziest season of the year! Cheers!