Contouring with Wengie
Wengie gives a contouring tutorial for both day and night. She notes that during the daytime, the harsh light can cause contouring lines to show up and a lighter touch is needed than during the night.
For the daytime contour look, Wengie states that she prefers to use a highlighting formula to contour rather than a dark contouring color. She uses a brightening formula or a ligher colored foundation to bring out the parts of her face she wants to draw attention to, such as her forehead, nose, chin, and cupid’s bow. She then uses her regular foundation on the rest of her face and blends thoroughly with a beauty blender to create a natural daytime contour look that isn’t super obvious in harsh lights. She also notes that if you want a more stated contour, you should use a foundation 1-2 shades lighter than your natural skin tone, as this makes it look like your skin is naturally darker in those areas and doesn’t leave obvious lines.
For nighttime, Wengie starts with a full coverage foundation, then uses a lighter concealer to highlight the areas she wants to have pop. She uses a dark matte brown to contour her nose, under her cheekbones, and along her jawline. She notes that you want to contour under your jawline. She notes that having a contour line from the corner of your eye to your temple can help enunciate a winged liner. She then blends the light colors first, and the dark colors last. She comments that she likes using her fingers for her nose, and that you should always contour dark colors away from a highlight, not towards it.
She ends by commenting on how much she loves contouring and how it’s an awesome way to sculpt your face into a shape you like, and how much better contoured faces look in pictures.