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People Are 'Rainbow Contouring' And The Results Are Incredible

Gabriella Ferlita

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People Are 'Rainbow Contouring' And The Results Are Incredible

Featured Image Credit: TikTok @gabxxrielle / Instagram @rikkisandhuu

If you’re up to date on the latest TikTok makeup trends, you’ll remember the likes of cosmetic hacks like this lipstick trick and green foundation trend which recently cropped up on the platform.

Now, MUAs on the social media platform are obsessed with finding ways to make contouring that little bit easier. 

In fact, LookFantastic recently found that Skeleton Contour has been the most popular makeup trend on TikTok in the past year, with 25.1Million views and counting. 

The latest beauty trend to hit the platform is ‘Rainbow Contour’, but what is it? Well, if you want to nail this up-and-coming makeup trend, keep reading below.

Tyla has enlisted the help of both a makeup artist and a beauty therapist for their ‘Rainbow Contour’ makeup tutorial hacks.

What is ‘Rainbow Contour’?

‘Rainbow Contour’ is a beauty trend where the user draws curves around their face with liquid or cream contour, blush and concealer or foundation. 

Once the makeup is applied across the skin before it is blended, it resembles a rainbow - hence the name!

Once the makeup is applied across the skin before it is blended, it resembles a rainbow - hence the name! (TikTok TikTok @gabxxrielle).
Once the makeup is applied across the skin before it is blended, it resembles a rainbow - hence the name! (TikTok TikTok @gabxxrielle).

The idea behind this contouring technique is to enhance or slim down certain facial features using liquid or cream products all in one go, rather than needing to apply multiple products one after the other which can prolong the process.

The end result is a “natural glowy look and avoids applying multiple layers which can result in products sitting in fine lines and a cakey appearance,” says Saffron Hughes, a makeup artist at FalseEyelashes.co.uk.

How do I do ‘Rainbow Contour’? ‘Rainbow Contour’ makeup tutorial

If you’re looking to try ‘Rainbow Contour’ on yourself or a friend, look no further! 

As per one Instagram video, it shows the cream blusher being swept across the middle of the cheeks and the nose, while light concealer goes under the eyes and over the bridge of the nose in a similar curve. 

Then, users can try adding the cream contour underneath the blush at the base of the cheeks and over the tip of the nose. 

Following this, a darker concealer or liquid foundation goes underneath this curve, over the upper lip and lower cheeks. Foundation can also be added in an arch above the eyebrows on the forehead.

Then, the contour is added at the top of the forehead and on either side of the chin.

Finish with light concealer in the centre of the chin and above the jawbone on both sides, while a final sweep of blush is added at the top of the forehead.

Hughes also notes that “by applying blush on your forehead and nose it gives a nice subtle sun-kissed look.”

Leanne Modhvadia, a beauty therapist and makeup artist at Lauren Elizabeth Beauty Boutique in Woking, Surrey, suggests that makeup moguls should “follow the natural contours of your face” and blend with “a damp beauty blender” for that natural, glowy look.

Leanne Modhvadia, a beauty therapist and makeup artist at Lauren Elizabeth Beauty Boutique in Woking, Surrey, suggests that makeup moguls should “follow the natural contours of your face” (Instagram @rikkisandhuu).
Leanne Modhvadia, a beauty therapist and makeup artist at Lauren Elizabeth Beauty Boutique in Woking, Surrey, suggests that makeup moguls should “follow the natural contours of your face” (Instagram @rikkisandhuu).

It’s also important to use cream or liquid products for this trend, Modhvadia tells us.

“Makeup has changed so much over the years and I think what we’re seeing at the minute with makeup is people want their skin to still look like skin, which is where the creams do an amazing job of giving definition, colour and coverage but without masking your face.”

Users should also invest in a “hydrating” setting spray and spray this before blending.

Hughes adds: “Definitely use a hydrating fixing spray to help all the products blend easier especially if you've taken your time to apply each product which has caused them to start drying down.”

“Blend out products darkest to lightest, so begin by blending the contour, then blush and finally foundation/concealer - this will help to keep you looking sculpted without being over bronzed and allow the products to blend together seamlessly,” Hughes suggests.

Topics: Beauty, Make-Up, Style, TikTok

Gabriella Ferlita
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