Contouring shouldn't look like you took someone else's face and put it on your face. This is life, not the popular action movie Face/Off. You cannot steal Nicholas Cage's face and put it on yourself in order to get more defined cheekbones. It doesn't work that way.
Don't worry if you put on too much makeup. You just have to blend it in. And then after you blend it in, realize it's still way too much and wipe it off. Voila! A perfectly natural look, because you're not actually wearing any makeup anymore.
"It looks really natural if you don't take a photo with a flash. Also, if you squint your eyes a lot when you look at my face. Like, squint your eyes so much that they're actually shut. It looks really natural then."
If the face is a canvas, then contouring is modern art. You can transform your face into anything. You can make it look like a Jackson Pollock painting. Or if you're really bad at contouring, you can even make it a Picasso.
Sometimes it feels like you might achieve a more natural look if you hired a children's face painter. But actually, you're not wrong about that. A big glittery butterfly across your eyebrows would be a lot more subtle than streaky contour.
Contouring isn't limited to the face, and also contouring fails aren't limited to the face. You can make any part of your body look like it just has weird, streaky lines on it. The only limit is your imagination and your inability to do makeup properly!
This daughter got into her mother's contouring makeup and mischief ensued. Even though she tried to eat it, she still did a better job at contouring her face than most people. Just blend that all in and it should look natural!
We're pretty sure that contouring shouldn't look like you smeared poop on your face. Unless the whole "poop on your face" look is a new beauty trend we haven't heard about? Unicorn makeup is a thing, so we really wouldn't put it past beauty to come up with "poop cheeks."
Did you run out of skin-toned makeup? Don't sweat it! When you don't know how to contour, any shade of makeup will do. Whip out your eyeshadow pallate and use whatever color your heart feels like. Don't forget to not really rub it in!
When you think you look too much like your mom, you can change your features with contouring. Just don't be surprised if your mom disowns you after. Get used to hearing the word, "disappointment" a ton!
Contouring can give you that, "an explosive went off in my face," look. You're a woman on the go, and that woman is going to defuse a bomb. Do you cut the red wire or the blue wire? Or do you just blend them together?
Contouring is all about creating illusions. For instance, you can create the illusion that you're someone who thinks that they know how to create the illusion of cheekbones through contouring. It's like a magic makeup trick, except no one gets tricked!