Looking for that flawless decolletage? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to contour your boobs in our simple yet effective boob contouring guide below!
Ever since face contouring became a thing, beauty experts have been coming up with different types of contour for all parts of the body. From how to contour your boobs to contouring abs and butts, I’ve seen them all. Even Kylie Jenner herself has been spotted with a boob contour on many occasions. We’re all about being comfortable in your own skin and rocking what you’ve already got but sometimes, we all want a pointy nose, flat and chiseled abs, defined cleavage or high cheekbones.
So, wanna go up a couple of cup sizes without the hassle of getting a boob job? Whether you’re wearing a low cut dress and want a more defined cleavage or just want a good Insta-worthy photo by the poolside in your bikini, here’s your go-to boob contour guide!
Boob Contouring Products
Here’s all the products you’ll need to nail your boob makeup.
1. Foundation – It needs to match your chest area, which is usually much lighter than our face. Make sure to test it out before buying (hint: it’s even lighter than the inside of your arms).
2. Boob contour makeup product – It can be either a cream or a powder. But it has to be two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
3. Highlight powder/ cream/ liquid.
4. Brushes – You’ll need both big and medium-sized. The small brush for the contour outline makeup and the big one to set it with powder.
5. Beauty Blender/ makeup sponge
6. Setting spray
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How to Contour Your Boobs
Read a step-by-step guide on how to contour your boobs easily and quickly below!
1. Like with any type of makeup, boob contouring requires a base, too. So, applying foundation first is recommended. Although you can skip the primer, but it’s a good idea to moisturize the area first, so that the foundation doesn’t look cakey or fake. Just make sure you’ve got the right shade ’cause the foundation you normally use on your face will most likely not match the skin on your chest.
2. Using a flat medium sized brush, draw two curves on top of your boobs and in line with them, sort of resembling a sweetheart neckline. Follow the natural lines of your boobs and cleavage. Don’t make the lines go up too high. Keep it natural and it should ideally look just like a shadow. But also make sure to start the curves slightly underneath your dress’s neckline so that it looks natural when you bend over, revealing a bit more!
Also, make sure the shade of the contour makeup is two shades darker than your skintone. If you don’t have a contour product or a bronzer, plenty of beauty gurus use a brown lip liner, lipstick or eyeliner as well. They might need extra bit of blending though.
3. The next step is to blend the boob makeup well. Use a damp beauty blender or sponge and blend till no harsh lines are seen. The key is to make it look as natural as possible.
Where your cleavage foundation meets your neck foundation, be sure to blend extra well. Ideally, they should gradually merge into each other in a soft gradient on your neck or collarbone, wherever your skin tone naturally lightens.
4. Using a big, fluffy brush, set the cleavage makeup with a setting powder.
5. To give your chest contour that extra oomph, contour your collar bones as well. Also, this way, your boobs alone won’t look too out of place. Draw two lines parallel to your collar bone above and below it. Blend well. Lightly sweep some highlight right on your collarbones.
6. Finish up with a setting spray that’ll make the boob contour last all day. And that’s how to contour your boobs with ease!
How to Make Your Boobs Look Bigger
Just having a defined cleavage will do wonders to your boobs. But if you still want them to look much bigger, especially for women with smaller chests, here are some boob contouring tips.
How to Make Flat Chest Bigger
Women with flat chests don’t usually have much or any cleavage, so creating a base for the boob contour is essential. Wear a push-up bra or a corset bra that ties in the front and give your boobs that lift you’re looking for. Once that’s done, your breast contour job will become much easier. Just use the natural lines of your boobs and cleavage as a guide for your chest contour. That’s when it’ll look the most realistic and natural. You don’t wanna look like you’re trying too hard.
Also, certain type of clothes and necklines can accentuate and give the illusion of a deep cleavage and make your boobs seem bigger, for example, the halter neck or a cross-back neckline. So try whatever works best for you. Also, be sure to use a contour powder or bronzer no more than two shades darker than the base, so that it looks more natural.
So that was all about how to contour your boobs! What are your thoughts on breast contour? Will you be trying it out? Tell us by tweeting @shilpa1ahuja!
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Nishita is a Staff Writer/ Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology and has a degree in leather design. A lover of all things fashion, she writes about everything from beauty, hair and lifestyle to fashion trends and how-to’s. Her area of expertise is outfit ideas but being fresh out of college, she also loves writing about college fashion. Her new found love of baking is currently taking over her life, making her write about all things chocolate and easy recipes. With a flair for sketching and a great eye for detail, she’s previously designed leather garments for brands like Diesel and Salsa. When she’s not writing, she’s busy reading extremely sappy Nicholas Spark’s novels, sewing clothes and listening to some indie rock. Also super passionate about photography, she loves portraits and wildlife photography – a habit turned love that formed with the amount of traveling she did as a teenager. As a girl who grew up with books and movies like Pride & Prejudice, her love for period fashion is huge. And being curly haired, she’s always on a constant hunt for solutions to problems that come with having ringlets and loves sharing them with people through her articles. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on twitter @ni95.