You heard it!… I must have started contouring around two years ago when I got my first contouring palette for Christmas!
I fell in love instantly, and I looked up a couple of tutorials on how to contour, nothing major though because I thought, it’s easy ya’ll I got this! Fast forward to around a month ago I saw an image that legit changed my life! Ok maybe not my life but it definitely upped my makeup game by at least 30%!
This was the image:
Thank you to the human who made this image. Before this I was legit contouring my nose thinking what the hell is this penis looking junk all up on my face, I was supposed to be making my nose look better not making it look like a sausage! This got me wondering how many other contour loving people have been doing the exact same thing!
The new contour technique worked like a dream on my nose as soon as I tried it! So I decided to put together a couple of images myself to show you guys the difference it makes!
Just focusing on the nose here (as I was also in the process of contouring the rest of my face during this process) The top two images show the ‘penis contour’ as I like to call it. You can see that when it is blended, it doesn’t actually make for a very appealing look! The bottom row of images shows you the ‘anchor style’ contour!.. I just made that name up for the purpose of this post so let me know if it has another name 🤣!
Can you see the difference? I really think it makes my nose look a lot more appealing! It is also a lot easier to add highlight to the better defined lighter areas too, which again adds to the overall improvement!
I found a throwback image of the old contour style, and an image from yesterday using the correct technique just to show you guys the difference!
With this new found knowledge, I really feel that I have improved my skills in the makeup department and would love to know your thoughts on the topic!
If you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it, hit that follow button! Like it up and comment some love!
You can find me on Instagram @lollyhm.fashion too!