Tontouring Trend: How To!
Ever since the tontouring trend took hold i’ve been dying to try it out! Tontouring for those of you who don’t know is Contouring with Tan . Marissa Carter is well known not only as #girlboss and creator of Cocoa Brown Tan but also for her tontouring demonstrations. Marissa often goes through the steps for the perfect tontour on her Snapchat – cartermarissa , aside from this she has done her own post on Tontouring over on the CB Website – You can check out Marissa’s post here !
Recently I was sent these CB brushes to try out and I just knew that it was time for me to give the tontouring trend a go! The tontouring brushes by Cocoa Brown consist of a round stippling brush labelled T1 and a flatter stippling brush (good for getting in under the cheekbones) labelled T2.
As a base I used the Karora gradual tan . You can shop it here- Karora gradual tan. It gave a nice natural base to my skin. Whatever tan you use all over your face just make sure its not too dark, as its only to act as a base for your tontour/contour. The Karora gradual tan retails at €22.50- you can check it out here.
I was hoping to get my hands on the Gentle Bronze by Cocoa Brown but anytime I went into Penneys it just wasn’t there. Maybe next time! I’ll link it here if you want to check it out. I haven’t tried it yet but i’d like to, its got alot of awards for ‘best gradual tanner’ over the last few years and its only €5.99 . Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze .
I used the T1 to apply my Gradual Tan all over my face the night before. The T1 blends in the product very well and gives a flawless finish.
Using the T2 I contoured the usual areas with my 1 hour mousse by Cocoa Brown. The 1 hour tan costs €7.99 –1 hour tan linked here. The areas I like to contour are my forehead, cheekbones , jawline and under my nose. Some people contour down the sides of the nose but thats to give the appearance of a slimmer nose (which I don’t want to have.. My nose is so slim as it is!)
As you can see I pour the product onto the back of my hand to apply, not the best idea but it comes off easily with a bit of toothpaste. Yes toothpaste – thats my fake tan removing trick and its always worked well for me! Of course you could do what Marissa does and use a tanning Mitt!!
Now you might have noticed some harsh lines in the above pictures which we don’t want so that brings me onto our next step – BLEND, BLEND, BLEND.
You can apply your tontouring before bed and leave on overnight for a ‘tontour’ that will last 4-5 days …
I had great fun playing around with these brushes and have since found lots of other uses for them too. You can check out my last post if you want some ideas on using them and to see how I use mine – last blog post : fall favourites linked here.
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