About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Contouring is a popular makeup technique used to define and enhance facial features. However, many store-bought contouring products can be expensive and may contain harsh chemicals. If you’re looking for a more affordable and natural alternative, DIY natural makeup contouring is the way to go.
In this article, we’ll provide you with an easy and effective DIY makeup contouring technique using natural ingredients, so you can sculpt your face to perfection while keeping it healthy and glowing.
- Aloe Vera gel
- Eyeshadow palette with neutral skin tone shades (this may be replaced by a compact powder)
- Natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- Mini whisk
- Mini container
Unit of Measurement
- ¾ of a teaspoon of vaseline
- 1 gram of beeswax = 0.03 ounces
- ¼ teaspoon of the shade desired from the eyeshadow palette
- ¼ teaspoon of cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon of aloe vera gel – optional
Steps: How To Make Natural Makeup Contour
1- In a small bowl, add a ¾ teaspoon of vaseline.
2- Add 1 gram of beeswax.
3- Scrape approximately ¼ teaspoon of any shade you want from the eyeshadow palette. Choose the shade that is suitable to your skin tone. Add the scraped eyeshadow powder to the mix.
4- Finally, add ¼ teaspoon of the cocoa powder to the bowl.
5- It is now time to melt the ingredients in a hot water bath. A hot water bath is done by placing a small bowl in a large pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the small bowl without causing it to burn. As it melts, make sure to mix every now and then.
6- Once melted, you may consider whether the color is suitable for your skin. If not, you may either darken or lighten it.
7- For the aloe vera gel, this step is optional. If you decide to add it, use only the tip of a teaspoon, about ¼ of a teaspoon.
8- Using a mini whisk, mix the aloe vera gel thoroughly.
9- Pour the finished contour product into a box and leave it to cool down.
10- Once the contour is fully cooled, you may start using it!
I Made 2 Shades of Natural Makeup Contour
I made two shades of the natural makeup contour. A dark shade which is suitable for dark skins, and a light shade for light skins.
Why Do We Use Contouring
Contouring is a makeup technique that involves using shading and highlighting to enhance and define facial features. It’s a popular trend that many people use to create a more defined look. By using darker shades in certain areas and lighter shades in others, you can create the illusion of a slimmer face, higher cheekbones, and a more defined jawline.
One of the primary benefits of contouring is that it can help balance out facial features and make them appear more symmetrical. Additionally, contouring can create a more youthful appearance by adding depth and dimension to your complexion. It’s a versatile technique that can be used to enhance your natural features and give you a confidence boost.
Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
You can see the steps of making the natural makeup contour in this video.