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Contouring techniques all around the world

Discover the story of contouring and have a look to the backstage pics.

Contouring techniques all around the world

Discover the story of contouring and have a look to the backstage pics.

Initially reserved for professionals in the field of performing arts, contouring was used for photo shoots and to give individuals a glamorous red carpet look. Adopted by celebrities, the technique has become widely used, particularly thanks to numerous instructive tutorials posted on youtube by beauty vloggers.

Now available to everyone, contouring has become an integral part of women's daily routine,  allowing them to choose a well-polished or more natural look, and transform their face to their heart's desire.

Contouring involves sculpting the face by creating areas of light and shadow. This worldwide trend is expressed differently according to the right regions, culture and trends.

In Asia: Asians sculpt their face based on lighting. The Asian beauty ideal aims for an innocent face, like a doll’s face(called V shape). They contour their face by focusing exclusively on highlighting, using light shades and ivory for a very natural effect. They do not try to create any shadows.

This “strobing” technique is most widespread, but has since been exported to the United States in particular. This technique concentrates solely on highlighting the areas of the face that capture the light: cheekbones, middle of the forehead, ridge of the nose and chin.

In Europe, contouring is commonly used to sculpt the face and illuminate the complexion to enhance the features. It is important to maintain a very natural and relatively discreet effect.

In the United States, contouring is more intense using neutral, pink and taupe shades to create depth, while a highlighter illuminates the most prominent features. Americans want a very “glowy” complexion, playing between light and shadow.

In the Middle East, the trend favors greater coverage, resulting in sharp contouring to bring out bone structure.

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