Sunday, July 3, 2016

16 Times People Tried Contouring And Failed Miserably

If contouring is an art, then some of us are abstract artists.

Because much like Picasso's work, our faces wind up covered in lines and triangles that don't seem to make any sense at all.

But why should a Picasso painting be considered "abstract" while our faces get labeled as a "#ContourFail"?

Sounds like a double standard, if you ask me.

1. When your contour looks like you rolled around in dirt.

Contouring can be difficult, especially since there's a very fine line between bronzed and looking like you work on a farm.

It takes some practice.

2. When you put waytoo much contour on at once.

If you layer on too much contour, you can usually blend it out so it's not as harsh.

The keyword here being usually.

3. When even your mom makes fun of your contour.

Who better to be brutally honest with you than your own mother?

She still loves you — she just doesn't love your contour.

4. When your daughter wants to experiment with contouring too.

And, much to your dismay, her contouring looks about as good as your own.

On top of that, you have to ground her for two weeks because MAKEUP IS EXPENSIVE SUZY.

5. When your clavicle contour looks, well, like you drew on your clavicle.

Come on, guys, we shouldn't feel pressured to draw bone definition onto ourselves.

I'm sad that I even had to type that sentence.

6. When you've been watching too much RuPaul's Drag Race.

Suddenly, your contour starts looking as fierce as Adore's or Naomi Smalls'.

Perhaps a little too fierce for the morning meeting at work.

7. When you realize your contour is beyond repair.

And you stare off into the distance, quietly coming to terms with the fact that you have to redo your entire face.

8. When you contour without a contouring palette.

Instead, you make do with what you can.

For example, dark brown eyeshadow as sculpting powder...and highlighter.

It's called being resourceful, ever heard of it?

9. When you think you can contour better than your girlfriend.

And you come pretty close, aside from the fact that you forgot to blend.

At least you finallyunderstand why makeup takes forever to apply.

10. When you tried contouring but ended up with a spray tan.

And, while you may have missed the contouring mark, at least you can skip the tanning booth that day.

11. When you could've sworn you followed the YouTube tutorial to a T.

Actually, this pre-blended contour is pretty spot on.

...Aside from the highlight around her lips. That's a new one.

12. When you admit you have no idea what you're doing.

You're just kind of aimlessly painting lines on your face and hoping that some way, somehow, it will all work out in the end.

13. When you went a tad overboard, but you're invested now.

There's no turning back. 

The only thing left to do now is to blend like you've never blended before.

You've got this, girl.

14. When you regret bothering with contour in the first place.

"This doesn't feel right," you think.

"Why am I putting myself through this?" you wonder.

"Somebody, anybody, help me!" you (internally) scream.

15. When someone uses flash and your contour turns on you.

Contour is a notorious liar, particularly in different lighting.

And, depending on the lighting, it'll turn on you in a heartbeat.

16. When you finally decide to laugh at your own contour fails.

Frankly, it's just makeup, and every contouring expert was once a beginner, just like you.

LIKE and TAG a friend who's experienced the struggles of contouring.


Author: verified_user