Bronzing has been a mainstream makeup step for many years, whereas contouring remained mostly in the realm of pros. This has changed in recent years, but many makeup wearers are left with some confusion about the two techniques.
It’s easy to see similarities between bronzing and contouring products, as both are used to strategically darken the skin. However, bronzers and contours should be used in different ways for different purposes.
What Is Contouring?
Contouring is the use of makeup to create the illusion of shadows on the skin in order to sculpt, define, and restructure the face. With precise application and good technique, contouring can help you achieve killer cheekbones, a slimmer nose, and a flawless facial shape.