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Contouring, the makeup application technique that enhances your face’s natural curves to create the illusion of more defined bone structure. By using makeup that’s both lighter and darker than your natural skin tone, you can change the way light bounces off your face, in turn enhancing and even slimming your facial features. Dermablend offers the dermatologist-developed and most-recommended products you need to achieve natural looking contouring with minimal effort—and because they’re non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and allergy-tested, they are safe for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
Strategically placing contour color two shades darker than your natural skin tone and a lighter highlighter (and blending thoroughly) works wonders for sculpting these areas…
Recommended product: Quick-Fix Concealer
Once you’ve created your contoured look, you want it to last, right? That’s where makeup-setting products come in, and there are two different formulations to meet every need.
Setting powder may look white to the eye, but it’s invisible when lightly dusted over makeup. This final step keeps makeup smudge- and transfer-resistant and dramatically increases its longevity. These powders are available in loose form and compact form (which is perfect for touch-ups on the go). Tip: Only use setting powder over contoured areas to keep highlighted areas glowing.
Recommended product: Dermablend Setting Powder (available in “Original” for all skin tones plus two additional shades)
The easiest way to keep your makeup in place (contouring included) is with a setting mist. With a just a few spritzes, makeup looks freshly applied all day, and it can also be used to refresh your complexion throughout the day without disturbing your makeup (or the need for application tools). Setting mists are ideal for those who wear powder foundation and they are super-easy and mess-free.
Recommended product: Dermablend Set + Refresh Spray
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By Shelby Gerson