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How to sculpt your face shape with contouring and eyebrows

Beauty enthusiasts everywhere all know that the secret to a well-balanced and finished look comes down to both the base and the perfect brows. Why? Because the brows help to frame your face and depending on the shape of the brow, can change the overall look of your face.

It is safe to say that contouring has been the biggest beauty trend or revelation since the beginning of time, but getting it right is essential. Here are a few tips for beginners to ensure your brow and contour game starts and remains strong.

The Brow
In a time where various techniques are flooding the beauty world, such as eyebrow threading, feathering, waxing and plucking, it is important to do your research and find a technique that works for you. The first step to good eyebrows is finding the right shape for your face. For some this occurs naturally, for others it often requires the help of a professional to get it right.

Once you have the right shape, the next step is to define them. Eyebrow definition also opens the doors to various techniques – some temporary such as eyebrow pencil or mascara, and some more permanent such as tattooing.

For those wanting something in-between, there is another option that’s quick and easy, and comes at a fraction of the cost of a beauty salon treatment such as permanent tattooing or dying - the 1000 Hour Lash and Brow Dye Kit. This beautiful kit is the best way to keep your brows in the game, and you can do it all at home. Available in black, dark brown, brown black and blue black, the 1000 Hour Lash and Brow Dye Kit is a safe and effective brow solution, with a non-smudge permanent colour. The beauty of this product is that it lasts the life of your lashes and brows, six weeks or 1000 hours. It also provides 100% grey coverage! Use with the 1000 Hour Brow and Lash brush and gently stroke the brows to tame any out of control hairs.

The Contour
Ahh, contouring. The new-age makeup regime that requires added skill, time and effort. But where do you even start!

We have seen various levels of contouring requiring a wide range of skill, from basic and simple to extreme. We have even seen people contour other body parts as well as their face. Necessary? Perhaps not, but for the perfect sculpted make up finish, a little contouring on your face can go a long way.

The first step is to get your hands on the correct tools. We recommend trying the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush which features a wide, angled head specially designed to help create defined contours. By using the angled brush, you are able to evenly apply and blend while creating perfect lines. A must when jumping on the contouring bandwagon!

Why not take it one step further and get your hands on the Real Techniques Sculpting Set. Accentuate your favourite features by creating defined contours for added depth, or simply enhance your natural bone structure. With the use of light and dark makeup shades, this set gives you the flexibility to transform your look. Each brush is a special design: a sleek, high-shine pink instead of the classic matte. Obviously, you have to use them now, right?

Along with the sculpting brush, the set also includes:

  • The Fan Brush: This brush softly sweeps on powders and whisks away any excess makeup creating an even, polished finish.
  • The Setting Brush: The key to completing any look with a controlled dusting of powder or highlighter.

Well, there you have it. A few simple tips and recommendations to get your brows in order and your face in shape. Now all you need to do is have fun with it!

Happy sculpting, ladies. Have a good brow day, everyday!