There are several key things about contouring that can turn a tutorial look into a tutol disaster look. In this article we are going to cover those points so that when you drop your new look, the producer of the Lion King Musical might just pick you up…even if it’s just playing an extra!
First, you’ll want to make sure to use a foundation two shades darker than your own skin.
It actually helps if you can convince yourself that everyone else just thinks you’re tan. You’ve fooled them all and the only one in on the secret is you. This will give you the confidence you need to parade around looking like you’re ready to slay life as well as Giraffes, Antelopes and Zebras.
Secondly, you’ll want to throw shade on the areas of your face you’d like redefined.
Grab a brown that is roughly two to ten shades darker than your skin (or just make up a number…get it? Make up!) and paint it on your cheek bones, under your chin and down the sides of your nose. You are now one step closer to one of those casting directors saying “Hey, what is the matter with your face?!”
Thirdly, you’ll want to highlight the areas you want to really stick out.
Grab a sponge and pretend you’re Picasso cause by the end of this you won’t know where your other eye is at. You’ll want to make sure to get the forehead, cheekbones and down the front of the nose. The nose is important because without it, you might look like you have a real person’s nose. You’ll want to get it as white as possible…feel free to use straight up zinc oxide so not only are you protecting your skin from breathing, but also from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Lastly, don’t blend.
Now that you have your dramatic juxtaposition of light and dark, you have the perfect lion look. You were already afraid to apply this complex makeup, then you were afraid you’d applied to much and now you are afraid to blend and look like an out-of-work drag queen. With this article we’ve addressed those worries and made it so that you can say you did it all on purpose.
Now when you look in the mirror to sing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” you can truly answer "Not really."