Here’s Why You Have to Contour Differently During the Summer

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Contouring is a great way to embrace your inner beauty vlogger, but did you know that your contour technique should be tweaked during the summer months? The reason is simple: The summer sun is, hands down, the best lighting out there (yes, including your circle light). Because the sun is going to do a lot of the work lighting up your look, your contour technique should accentuate that.

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The good news: You might find that achieving the perfect contour is actually easier in the summer. It gives you a chance to go a little lighter with your product and just do subtle things that will enhance the natural summer glow your skin is enjoying these days.

E! Online has step-by-step tips for the perfect summer contour! Check them out below:

“Step 1: Dip the fan brush into the pearl highlighter (from the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette) and shake off any excess.

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Step 2: Dust the fan brush along the top of your cheekbones, moving from the center of the face towards your temples.

Step 3: With the fan brush, dust the medium toned hue on the hollow of your cheekbones moving upwards.

Step 4: Place the medium contour along the hairline and blend down.

Step 5: Set with an SPF setting spray. We used the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF.”

If you’re looking for a more visual run-through, we recommend A Beautiful Mess’ tutorial.

And there you have it. Will you try this modified contouring technique?

[H/T: E! Online]

Featured Image Source: A Beautiful Mess

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. She really identifies with Leslie Knope, especially on the issue of salad. [twitter:kayleighroberts]