Monday, January 3, 2011

HOW TO: Contour (slenderize your face!)

I have a roundish face...these are my PRO FACE Slenderizing AKA Contouring tricks!

The red areas are where you want to "shade" with your darker color foundation or powder to contour your face to perfect cheekbones and shape!


HOW TO CONTOUR: (watch video below to see!)
STEP 1
apply your normal foundation

STEP 2
apply a dark foundation or dark face powder 4-6 shades darker than your actual skin tone to the shaded areas I show above and blend
(make sure you don't use a bronzer with sparkle or shimmer, the sparkle will catch light and draw attention to that area, making it look larger...the opposite of what were trying to do! ha ha)

STEP 3
if you used the foundation or anything creamy to blend (that's how I do it, darker cream foundation, then I go over it with the "mate bronzer", any powder darker than your skin tone will work great)

PRODUCTS I USE TO CONTOUR:
I use any foundation in a shade 5 shades darker than my natural skin color...
I have used BLUNT from MAC (what I'm holding up in the picture above) for a long time...i's totally matte, no shimmer or sparkle..and it looks great on pretty much everyone. ANY face powder that's shades darker than your skin will work great too!
And my super chisel tool: Mini Flat Bronzer from Crown Brush (i LOVE this!!!) CLICK HERE for info on it..it's only $9.50...

LET's get ready to CONTOUR BABY!


dark pants (ha ha ha)...kandee

67 comments:

ThatsSOfresh said...

the one contouring powder that works best for me is an actual eyeshadow! wouldnt be a problem if it was not so small.. but its the perfect brown tone thats not dirty looking:)

Kat said...

I have extremely pale skin with freckles so I need to be careful with contouring, but I can still make it work for me. Thanks for the great pointers! X

Debi /Debbie said...

I love these tricks! :)

Jillian said...

well what do you do if you dont have such a contour-pencil-thing?
sorry, idk the correct term xD

kandee johnson said...

you use a dark foundation instead of the pencil...! xoxo

shannon said...

What about contouring your jawline? x

Kristie R. said...

I've always been very cautious about contouring because I've seen a lot of women who look like they have dirt smeared on their faces. What causes that and how can I prevent it?

socialitedreams said...

awesome! i'm getting into trying to contour more these days and this was a good post to use as a guide :)

Vonnie
http://www.socialitedreams.com/

Dyna said...

I contour my face like that - learned that from you, but my face is not round, it's more of an oval face - it doesn't look bad to me but I usually have my fringe down and I do have a quite a big forehead. But should I contour like that?

Just a waste of time said...

Kandee i need help, i have a big problem with dark circles, i everything, from mineral make up tocreamy concealers, nothing works.
I saw your tutorial and tried that but i guess i need specific brands cause a couple of hours later there they are again.
Please can you make a new tutorial for this?
thanks! any many blessings to you & your baby :**

bethany said...

Kandee!!! This is the 1st time that I've left a comment. Not because I didn't want to but I didn't know how lol. Anyway I just want to tell you that I LOVE YOU!!! I love all your videos and all the fabulous knowledge you share with us! Thank you so much!!!! I have an issue with my mascara. It always seems to get dark under my eyes as the day goes by. Plus do you have any great tips for dark circles? THANKS!!

Sarah said...

We all know that you don't have any blemishes :D But are there any good tips and tricks to covering them in a way where it wont look so cakey and end up making the blemished areas look worse?

afduncan13 said...

Thanks for the nice tips! I'm a cosmetologist and a new mommy to 9 month old twins... I was feeling a little too " mommy-ish" and came across your videos via YouTube. I want to say thank you for saving my confidence with your tricks and amazing personality <3 I went from being a super busy Paul Mitchell colorist to a stay at home mom... Talk about a dramatic change!! It's nice that you do all that you do, just to help us feel beautiful :) xoxo

afduncan13 said...

P.s. I love your necklace, where is it from?

AmberLee Makeup said...

Hi Kandee,
I dont know where to begin, but can I just say that I found you about 6 months ago by a tip given to me by my mother. After watching like 10 of your videos you ignited in me a desire I buried a long time ago, to become a makeup artist myself. After that I enrolled myself in the best makeup school I could find (near my home) and despite all the challenges that I faced, I did it, and got my certificate. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for inspiring me to be me again and follow my dreams. I love watching your videos and really appreciate all the tips that you give. I love your spunky personality and easy going attitude. Good luck with your new baby soon.
AmberLeeMakeup (I follow you on twitter too)

kandee johnson said...

hi everyone, I have a video about dark circles too!
Also for the dirty face look...that's because they used a cool brown color...that looks muddy...you need to use a color that has more golden tones to look like dimension, not dirt ha hah ! Ihave more in this series coming up! oh and the jawline can be tricky..that's only for certain face shapes...I'll be trying to do more for specific facial shapes too!! xoxo

patrycja2407 said...

I love your posts, it's very helpful for me :) You're teaching me a lot :)
Greetings

Dyna said...

yayyy I am looking forward to you explaining countouring for different face shapes - I always thought you have to do everything with contouring, that would be so so helpful kandee. I always read every single post you post, and I read them from top to bottom - I usually skip to the good stuff in a post but I really really look up to you xxx

An said...

Can you give a trick to make a face look a little fuller? I recently lost a lot of weight, and I have a skinny face to begin with, now I my face looks even more skinny... and would like to make my face look fuller. I'd like to look more healthy with a fuller face. Thanks Kandee!! :)

Kristie R. said...

Would you be interested in doing some videos on brush technique for those of us who ordered the Crown Brush set?

Heather said...

Ahh! I needed to see this video...I have a VERY round face. Could you do a video on an entire make-up process for round faces? What about using darker blushes? Love your videos!

Miranda said...

Those were great tips; I really needed them because I have a super round face.

xox

Betty Reviews said...

Kandee what foundation are you wearing in the video ? Your face looks flawless !! <333

acissej said...

hey kandee! love your vids!
i was wondering if you could do an everyday natural look for people with ultra fair complections? i'm way pale and have a hard time finding an everyday natural look. with too much color i feel like i look like mimi from drew carey haha and sometimes the neutral colors show up too much on my biscuit colored skin! its ridiculous!

thanks mucho! <3

Andreea & Marius said...

Hi Kandee! Happy new Year! Thanks for another great video and for really sharing your knowledge. I actually take my phone with me in the bathroom and I do my makeup as I am watching your tutorials :). I love it, love it, love it! I was going to ask you the same question about problem skin - I break out a little so sometimes the shading / highlighting doesnt work as well as it does on clear skin. So I look forward to you answer to this previously posted question. Thank you. XoXo.. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

nappyhug said...

OH Kandee after my New years picture, OMG I looked like a blimp next to my friends. My face is huge and cheeky.....I had brightener so my pictures would be better and got a shiny slimmy looking face. RATS! So I hope this new tech works better! Thanks lovies!

Barbie said...

Haha! I love the "Pants Rule!"

Tayler said...

I LOVE this trick! I do it everytime i do my make-up now, thanks to you :) and i finally went to mac and bought blunt, and its pretty much amazing!
i also just got my crown brushes in the mail! IM SO EXCITED TO USE THEM!! now i need to order the mini flat bronzer brush too!

Thanks for all the great tips and tricks kandee!!
<3

garetana said...

That is an awesome trick. I def need to slenderize my face. Kandee, what lip combo are you wearing? I absolutely love it. I have seen it in your recent videos and would love to try it!!!!!

Your videos rock!!!

CassieP said...

Thank you so much for this video, Kandee. I've been hoping you'd do a contouring video for a while. Your tips were great (as always) and I always learn SO MUCH from you!

Thanks again for teaching all of us girls out here in cyberspace how to improve our makeup techniques and for making us feel beautiful! Can't wait for your next video!

Good luck with your little one! xo

Ashee said...

Kandee, I think you said you had to have cosmetic surgery on your leg after your accident, but do you have any tips for minimizing scarring at home? Any products you use?

I have a lot of dark scars on my legs from when I was younger, and they prevent me from being able to wear a skirt without tights... Gah!

nathalia said...

Hi! I’m from Brazil and I have a lot of fun with your videos, love them! Could you do a tutorial about how to make round and popped out eyes look more almond? I truly have this problem when I’m doing my make up. Not mentioning the dark circles, so, that tip would help me a lot.
Xoxo!
Nathália

Jennifer said...

Hey Kandee,

The contouring video is awesome. I've been referring back to your video for cheap flawless skin, but this really simplifies/clarifies things. Thanks.

I was just wondering if you have any secrets for dealing with wrinkles. I have the beginnings of wrinkles around the mouth. I picked up the dermanew kit and it's wonderful, but make up still tends to pool inside the creases. Help : )

Jenn

Jennifer said...

Hey Kandee! ( I love your name by the way. It suits you because you're energetic and sweet.)

I've been going to sleep at 2 or 3 in the morning watching your youtube videos; they're very interesting, informative, and entertaining! Keep up the good work! But I did want to ask you: What you think about airbrush kits and its use in everyday make up, particularly the brand Temptu? I'm a very skeptical shopper and am fairly reluctant when it comes to trying new things, especially when it comes to something pricey as the Temptu airbrush kit. However, I'm a total perfectionist when it comes to applying make up and when I saw a demonstration, the outcome looked so amazing and flawless. What are some of your personal opinions about it? Pros and Cons? -Jenn <3

cailee said...

This helps me a lot! Although, I have a longer face and a rounder jaw bone. I didn't do as much contouring around my temples as much as I did around my cheek bones and it actually made a difference in both in person and pictures! Thanks for all of your great tips and I love reading both of your blogs every day!

xoxo,
Cailee

http://caileeworkman.blogspot.com

Houria L. Abdel said...

Thank you Kandee!!! I LOVE YOU, you changed my life since almost 2 years and your tricks are the best!
Do not stop please!!! XO

karyneen said...

Hi Kandee. Love love LOVE your videos. This 1 gave me an idea. I have hair loss due to illness and was thinking maybe applying the darker foundation and/or powder to the hairline might help? Have you tried that before or any other tips for that?

JesseeeMakeup101 said...

hi kandee i love all ur videos and your blog wow ur funny i love how u bring so much life to them! well im a beginner at this so kan you plz follow mi and tell mi wat u think or how i should improve thanx bye
,jessie:)

Ewelina said...

;)))))I love your make-up .....
I love your video..... and I hope that sometime you will visit Poland.... I say bad in English but I try ;)))) ;****

allthatglitters said...

thank you Kandee for this tutorial

Dani said...

Kandee I don't know if you saw my post a few days ago, but I was hoping you would have some make up tips on my tween daughter can use very (very!) little make up as she moves into middle school. I think she'd listen to you better than she'd listen to me :)

Can you do a video that she can watch?

Dani said...

Kandee I don't know if you saw my post a few days ago, but I was hoping you would have some make up tips on my tween daughter can use very (very!) little make up as she moves into middle school. I think she'd listen to you better than she'd listen to me :)

Can you do a video that she can watch?

Petra said...

Love your tricks!!
But do you use this tricks for every shape face? I have a long face, and I want to shade my face to look a bit fuller in the cheek area and not so long, how do I shade then?

thanks
Petra x

Natalie Sztern said...

Kandee

Can you do this or tell us what to use if we are light skin and blonde....it is hard to figure out what would be a color darker that wouldn't show. On lighter skin it is much harder to blend in any bronzer or darker foundation

NightSky said...

ok this question has probably been asked a couple times, but I swear I couldn't find the answer and looking through all the videos was cumbersome!! If Kandee or anyone else can answer..what songs does Kandee use in the beginning of her videos? Specifically the Before and After Makeup Video? By the way, got the Crown Brushes in the mail they are awesome!!

Angela said...

Kandee,
Thank you so much for this tutorial! You broke it down and made it so easy!!! :)
Can you recommend some Concealer Sticks or Darker Foundation Powders that can be found at the drugstore, to use for this technique? Thanks so much, and I hope all is well with you! Happy 2011!

Suzzette said...

I am going to start using the dark concealer to define the contouring a bit more... because I just use the powder and sometimes, it doesn't look like I put anything on... and I too have a round face... Plus I love the way the cheeks become more chiseled... it's very appealing! Thanks for this video!

genesis said...

Hi kandee. I'm very light skinned and whenever I do a smokey eye my eyes look cross eyed and I look like I have a black eye. I do do the white on the inner rims of the eyes but I would like a real smokey look sometimes. Plz help love u!!!! God Bless!!! <3 Vaca 

Leda said...

I ordered my brushes using the link on your post but I stll haven't received them :( I even emailed crown brush but received an automated response saying failure of delivery........ does anyone know of how to get their number?

Erika said...

Hi beatifulKandee,
First of all i want you to know i love your videos and watch you every day, You have changed me on they outside but also mentally... But i have a question for you, on youtube you have a make up tutorial called "lighting fast make up (for teens,school,moms)" and on this website you don't tell us what materials you use, please write back. I am in love with this look!!! JUST LIKE ALL YOUR OTHER LOOKS, LOL
~Erika

gangsterpixiestyle said...

Hey kandee...
You did a wonderful job with this video. I have been following you for years now. I think I started watching your videos a few months after you started Youtube. I don't comment often because I feel intimidated with the 50+ comments all the time, like mine won't be read or have no meaning.

But you have inspired me in so many ways. I have learned so much from your videos, and have gained so much more confident because of them and lots of practice.
I have been working on contouring my face forever now. It is one of the first things I wanted to learn. I have a very oval face so I don't exactly need contouring, but I wanted to learn the technique. I FINALLY feel confident enough that I could do my face, or probably anyone elses for that matter now and make it beautifully contoured.

xoxo Annie

Mai said...

Hi Kandee!
Sorry to write to you on here but I just have one quick question. I am on the Crown Brush site right now and am confuse because of all the different brushes that they have... I am very new to make up and would like to start with a set of "must have" brushes. Also which type of the brushes do I use (luna, luna badger, italian badger, etc)? Please help! Thanks!

Leonani said...

Thanks Kandee!! The contouring tricks are so cool! I've definitely heard of the white and dark pants thing but never together. It's funny how that all works out. :) I'm excited to try this little trick out. Of course, I need to get some darker foundation but one I do, I will be a new, contoured me. :) AND, I am so EXCITED for my Crown brushes to arrive! Any day now, I will get them! Thanks again!!! :) Much aloha!

J3NNV33 said...

HELP ME FIND BRUSH .Im from Canada, And im very dissapoitned, i want this brush but it seems the site has every other country but canada. Where can i find this brush for canada residents. Please Help Me xoxoxoxo. LOTS OF LOVE. I love your tips and videos! PLEASE HELP, HELP, HELP.

J3NNV33 said...

HELP ME FIND BRUSH .Im from Canada, And im very dissapoitned, i want this brush but it seems the site has every other country but canada. Where can i find this brush for canada residents. Please Help Me xoxoxoxo. LOTS OF LOVE. I love your tips and videos! PLEASE HELP, HELP, HELP.

J3NNV33 said...

HELP ME FIND BRUSH .Im from Canada, And im very dissapoitned, i want this brush but it seems the site has every other country but canada. Where can i find this brush for canada residents. Please Help Me xoxoxoxo. LOTS OF LOVE. I love your tips and videos! PLEASE HELP, HELP, HELP.

J3NNV33 said...

HELP ME FIND BRUSH .Im from Canada, And im very dissapoitned, i want this brush but it seems the site has every other country but canada. Where can i find this brush for canada residents. Please Help Me xoxoxoxo. LOTS OF LOVE. I love your tips and videos! PLEASE HELP, HELP, HELP.

J3NNV33 said...

HELP ME FIND BRUSH .Im from Canada, And im very dissapoitned, i want this brush but it seems the site has every other country but canada. Where can i find this brush for canada residents. Please Help Me xoxoxoxo. LOTS OF LOVE. I love your tips and videos! PLEASE HELP, HELP, HELP.

J3NNV33 said...
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J3NNV33 said...

OMGOSH, So Sorry, didn't know it would post so many, it just would not work and then it did and it posted so many, by the way i found the brush for canada, thank you,!

Rizwana said...

Hiii Kandee!!

Can u please tell me an alternative PENCIL (since the Mac one ur using is dc) I reli want to try this with a pencil...thanks a million.

God Bless

JeLo said...

Hi Kandee,

I <3 you and all of your videos! Can you please do a video of the beautiful look you have in this video and can you help us poor girls with very fat eyelids. I have very full eyelids and I hate them. So please do a video for that.

God bless you and your beautiful babies!

Sidnac Glitz said...

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liz said...

My face is very skinny and narrow. Do you have any makeup tips on how to make my face look fuller? Thanks!

Brittany said...

Kandee first of all i want to let you know that your a great makeup artist and i look up to you =]

i have very light skin, im a red head so i was wandering what color would be good to use for contouring?
i wear ivory makeup and the colors above it look orangy so i dont think they would work? maybe im wrong though?
thanks!

girlkris said...

kandee, you videos are always so helpful and your makeup always looks amazing! thanks so much for sharing all your rad style and makeup tips with us. i swear you are the cutest thing ever! it would be so great, when you get time, if you can do a video on how to apply blush correctly. i have such issues with finding the right spot,lol. sorry if i missed that in one of your previous videos. thanks so much<3

Jamie Marie said...

as always, your blogs/tips are brilliant. i'm super excited for you, and hope new cupcake baby is born super healthy, any day now!!

jamie@publicservicebeauty.com

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