How to Tontour
You are probably wondering, what the fudge is Tontouring?!
Well…Tontouring is a revolutionary technique that has combined fake tanning and contouring – taking your beauty regime to another level. Contour, refine and enhance your features using fake tan, rather than makeup with my step by step Tontour guide. You can look your best by skipping the cream contours and the heavy bronzer by creating those chiselled lowlights within your self-tan application.
It is basically a corner cutting technique, making makeup application quick, light and more natural looking – but you are still going to have those refined features. Tontouring is especially useful for those women that cannot wear heavy, creamy makeup. All you drier skin types or extremely oily skins will particualarly benefit!
Today I am going to do a step by step pictorial of how you can tontour using self tanning products. For this demonstration I will be using the Cocoa Brown Range by Marissa Carter.
STEP ONE (optional)
This is an optional step – Start by applying your normal coat of fake tan to your body. I will be using Cocoa Brown 1 Hour tanning mousse. This will give me a light-medium base because my skin is extremely light – the tontouring technique will look seamless if I have a bit of a natural glow already.
Apply the same 1-hour tanning mousse all over the face. (Make sure you use a medium – light application) This is for the same reason as step one. A light-medium glowing base will make the tontouring look seamless and natural. I am using the Urban Beauty United – Picture perfect #13 professional stippling brush to blend in the self-tan. Taking extra care around the hairline, ears, and jaw.
Take the same brush using the tiniest amount of Cocoa brown’s 1-hour tanning mousse in DARK. We are going to tontour the forehead. I would blend the mousse in areas that you want to make smaller – so particularly the upper forehead, on the sides and just touching the hairline. If you have a very small forehead, you can skip this step.
Next using the Urban beauty united Glow stick #20 foundation brush I am going to take Cocoa brown’s 1 hour tanning mousse in DARK and apply that as I would a cheek contour. Sweeping upwards from mid cheek (directly under the cheekbone) to ear. I am a huge cheek contouring fan, so I am going to be quite liberal with my application. Doing 2 little coats and then coming in with the stippling brush and just tapping over the area to blend the tan in.
Apply a small amount of Cocoa brown’s 1-hour tanning mousse in DARK to a small brush. I used the Bedillium tools #776 to apply tan to the sides of the nasal bridge and underneath the tip. This will create the illusion of a smaller and more defined nose.
If you want to create a more defined jaw line you can use the Urban beauty united Glow stick #20 foundation brush and Cocoa brown’s 1 hour tanning mousse in DARK to lightly brush over the jaw line. I like to start from the outside of the chin on the jaw line – sweeping up to just below the ear. Come in with a stippling brush and blend that out, extending the brush below the jaw-line. (This will avoid creating a ‘makeup line’ look between the neck and face)
A perfectly sculpted face created with Tontouring! You can apply makeup once the tan has developed 🙂 I would recommend cleansing your skin before applying makeup.
Here is a list of the tools I used below:
Urban beauty united Glow stick #20 foundation brush
Urban Beauty United – Picture perfect #13 professional stippling brush
Bdillium tools #776
Cocoa brown’s 1 hour tanning mousse in DARK
Cocoa brown’s 1 hour tanning mousse Original