Body contouring 101: how to sculpt with self-tan

We’re firm believers that makeup is magic in a bottle. Just look at contouring – a few simple tricks can transform the way you look, highlighting the features you love in an instant. If you want to nail the sculpting trend from head to toe, we’ll show you how. Here’s your everything guide to contouring your faceandyour body…

Face

how to sculpt with self tan

Stick to this one rule: follow the hollow. All you need is your favourite bronzer - we loveRimmel London’s Sun Shimmer Bronzer, £5.61, and a big brush. Suck in your cheeks and sweep the colour below your cheekbones to create extra depth and structure. Next, brush a subtle amount of bronzer under your jaw to add definition. Finish by dusting your temples and the tip of your nose and chin to balance out your face.

Shoulders

how to sculpt with self tan

Accentuating your collarbone can be surprisingly sexy - especially when you team it with the right summery, floaty dress. And one way to draw the eye is with the right light-catching makeup. Take a darker powder and shade in the hollows of your collarbone, then highlight the tops with the lighter shade. A multi-tasking palette likeRimmel’s Sun Shimmer Bronzer, £5.61, is perfect for getting that multi-tonal look.

Legs

how to sculpt with self tan

If you want to add definition to your legs, then the trick is to apply your self-tanner along either sides of your shins (not the middle!). Be sure to blend your tan well and be patient with drying. We love the quick and easy results that we get from the Rimmel London Sun Shimmer Instant Tan, £6.99, which is water resistant – making it perfect for those last-minute summer poolside parties.

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