Forget Contouring Because “Non-Touring” Is This Summer’s Hottest Makeup Trend

Whether you’re a contouring goddess (even getting in on hair contouring and leg contouring like a total makeup boss) or never quite get the hang of it (contouring 101, anyone?), we’ve got some news for you. This summer, forget contouring all together because “non-touring” is the makeup trend you’re going to want to take on.

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As reported by ABC News, contouring is a makeup style that has gone the way of 2015, with its heavy and dark foundations used to contour the areas close to the hairline, chin, and neck. Then contouring entailed placing lighter-colored foundations or concealer on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and areas that light would naturally hit. However, contouring can take plenty of time — up to 30 minutes or so for those who aren’t pros at contouring their makeup. Also, those who don’t know how to blend the contouring makeup well will end up with older looking skin.

 

What is non-touring?

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It’s the perfect mix between contouring and strobing that gives you a glow using lightweight, dewier formulas.

Non-touring gives you that just-woke-up-like-this look that’s daytime friendly and plump looking.

Strobing, however, doesn’t focus on contouring the face. Instead, strobing encourages a soft, dewy, and younger look by placing highlights on the tops of the cheeks and the inner portions of the eye area to offer a freshened look. Because it’s not contouring, it is being called non-touring. Strobing doesn’t use heavy dark colors in order to fake a person’s face to make it seem thinner than it is — and as such, it requires fewer amounts of cosmetics. Instead of a big palette with lots of dark colors and light colors, the strobing technique uses just highlights in order to mimic the places where light normally hits a person’s face.
No longer needed are dark colors to stroke beneath the cheekbones or on the sides of the nose in order to slim the nose. With strobing, a dewy appearance is achieved with the highlighting cosmetics a person might already own, like a shimmery cream to illuminate the visage.

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With strobing, there is a concentration on products of a creamy nature and powder that’s weightless and not heavy. Those highlighters are applied beneath the eyebrows, in the inner corners of the eyes and the middle of the forehead. Strobing also applies those dewy highlights to the cheekbones and other prominent parts of the face, like the little “tick” on the upper lip, the nose, the chin, and everywhere light would hit to radiate the face.

Get the Non-touring look in three easy steps:

1. Start by using a primer appropriate for your skin type. Look for one with a dewy, luminous shimmer.

2. Use a tinted moisturiser instead of a heavy, full coverage foundation. If you have blemishes, use a concealer.

3. The last step is highlighting. If your skin is lighter, look for one with pink undertones and if your skin is darker, pick a bronze shade. Using a brush, highlight above the cheekbones, under the brow bone and down the bridge of the nose.

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