Fair skin can be tough to contour when colors are too warm or too dark. If you pick a color that’s too warm, you will end up with a bronzed effect, which is great if you’re going for a back-from-the-beach glow, but not so great if you want subtle definition. If you pick a color that’s too dark, the contour will be obvious, drawing attention to the areas you’re trying to minimize. Follow these tips for selecting the right shade and learn how to contour pale skin for flawless dimension.
First, pick a contour color with a cool undertone. If the color looks like a bronzer, it’s probably not the best color choice. The first contour shade in the Contour Kit in fair to light palette is a perfect pick. Also, avoid shimmer because with contour you’re trying to replicate the effect a natural shadow would have. Lastly, when in doubt, blend, blend, blend. Avoid stripes and streaks of color on the skin by blending out the edges thoroughly with a contour brush.
If you’re new to contour or usually don’t wear much color on your face, start slow with your contour routine by picking one or two features to define at a time. Depending on your features, you may not want to contour all over.