There ain’t nothing wrong with a little body contouring. Here’s how to enhance your cleavage with a little contouring and blending.
Body Contouring 101: How to Contour Your Cleavage
It’s beach season! Well, not really, but we’re already acting like it is with the exercising and healthier eating we’ve been doing. However, as we all know, living a healthy lifestyle can be tough. Especially when you work a full-time job, have a family and other adult obligations that make prepping a salad at the end of a long day the last thing you want to spend your free time doing. In times like these, it’s nice to know that there’s always tomorrow (I promise I’ll start following the 80/20 rule soon…) and body contouring.
Body contouring is the exact same contour you use to create those Kim Kardashian-like cheekbones except on your body. It can be used to elongate your neck, redefine your jawline, add definition to your decolletage, enhance your cleavage, and give your abs muscular definition if you’re like me and there isn’t any. Except, in our defense, abs are so early 2000’s. (That’s what I keep telling myself, so shhh.)
In this tutorial, cruelty-free beauty vlogger Jade Madden shows us how to get a natural-looking contour on our cleavage for some va-va-voom boobs. Heyo!
Keep on reading for the step-by-step guide to body contouring.
For this tutorial, Jade uses Furless’ Couture Body Contour Brush Set. The set comes with a Body Blender, Body Buffer, Body Contour, and Body Definer (four varying sized brushes).
The brush you’ll be using for initial application will be a small contouring brush, roughly the size of MAC’s Angled Contour Brush.
Before applying anything, apply primer over your chest in the same way you would your face.
For first application, use a cream contour palette and go in with a dark color to the center of the chest. The palette used in this tutorial is Graftobian’s HD Glamour Creme Palette.
From the line you’ve created up the center of your chest, draw two branches from that line that loop over each boob. Breast? Let’s stick to boobs.
Apply the dark contour above and below your collarbone.
Draw lines up the sides of the neck.
To make your jawline more pronounced, contour the upper 1/4 of the neck.
With the same brush, go in with a lighter shade and highlight the areas you want to be more pronounced. Apply the highlight within the lines you create on your collarbone, under the lines created on your cleavage and on the boobs themselves.
Don’t forget to contour here too!
With a small brush (one roughly the size of a Real Techniques Setting Brush), begin buffing and blending out the contour lines. This will take a bit of blending, so remember it’s for a good cause and be patient!
Pro Tip: You can also blend out with foundation if that’s easier for you.
With a bigger brush, one the size of a powder brush, blend out the highlighted bits.
After you’ve blended out your cream contour, go in with powder contour and start retracing the lines. Go back to using the smaller-sized brush.
With a highlighting powder, you’re going to highlight the light areas of your chest.
With a large buffer brush or all-over powder brush, blur everything out to avoid any harsh lines.
Say hello to your new cleavage.
Hey, girl, with cleavage like that you better watch your back because everyone and their mother is going to want to get their hands on you.
Watch the full tutorial below.
Contouring is one of the beauty trends that is here to stay, so is it any surprise that body contouring would be the next frontier in the trend’s lifespan?
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