So It Appears We've Been Contouring All Wrong 4 years ago

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.

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From clown contouring to the reverse contour...

Industry experts say it’s all about the "reverse contour" and apparently it’s the “right way” to go about this particular technique.

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".

Chalayan : Backstage - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016
It's a very pretty look

"We’re bringing it right into the hair line and then with a little bit of a lighter foundation we’re doing a reverse contour on the cheek.’

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