So It Appears We've Been Contouring All Wrong
Contouring can go one of two ways: chiselled cheekbones or a series of random orange marks that look ridiculous.
After a fair few practice runs, we were just getting confident with our contouring skills only to hear that there’s a new and better way to go about things.
Make-up artist Christelle Coquet says: “The right contouring is when you look at yourself in the mirror and the pick out the curves of your face.
“You need to use a transparent ash shadow – not the warm brown that you see on YouTube, which in real life looks terrible”.
Look magazine reports that MAC make-up artist ‘Mark Carrasquillo tried the ‘reverse contour’ at the Hussein Chalayan SS16 during Paris Fashion Week.
He used a "half moon of pink blush that starts from her browbone, where you would usually use a highlighter".
The interesting thing about this technique is that you’re actually contouring with light instead of concentrating on depth and shadowing.
It might take a while to perfect but we like the idea!
H/T Look Magazine