If you’ve had a go at Kim Kardashian’s favourite makeup technique, contouring, you’ll know that it’s rather hard to master, not to mention seriously time consuming. While it’s worth a crack for a special occasion look, or on the weekend when you have hours to prep for a night out on the town, it’s too high maintenance a morning ritual for us 9-to-5ers.
Enter tontouring, beauty’s next big thing. Founder of Cocoa Brown, Marissa Carter is responsible for kicking off the trend, which involves a relatively simple method of applying different fake tan products to your face to create definition and cheekbones that could cut glass. The kicker? Your face will look glowy and sculpted for up to a WEEK, whereas with contouring, you’re washing all that product down the sink after just 12 hours.
At bellabox, we’re suckers for a short cut, which is why we’re giving tontouring the big thumbs up!
Here’s how to get your tontour on.
Apply a gradual tanning moisturiser all over your face for a gentle glow. Make sure it’s oil-free to avoid clogging pores. Nothing like a giant zit to spoil your sun-kissed visage! Our picks: St Tropez Everyday Face Lotion and J Bronze Face Flawless Tan. ModelCo's Face Tan Hydrating Self-Tanning Gelis a clever dual-pump gel tanner and hydrating serum in one.
Using a stippling foundation brush, apply a mousse formula in a darker shade close to your hairline. If you have a dark complexion to start with, Vani-T’s Brazilian Bronze Self Tan Mousse is a great all-natural and organic option. More English rose complexions should try PURETAN Pure Bronze Instant Tanning Foam in light to medium. Whatever you do, make sure you read the instructions and wash your face when advised!
Finish off by using an angled contouring brush to shade under your cheekbones (ear to mid cheek), then down the sides of your nose and under the tip for a sculpted shnoz. Then blend, blend, blend with your fingers to soften any harsh lines.
Wait ‘til you develop (set the clock so you remember to rinse) and voilà – a naturally contoured face with a gorgeous glow.