All bodies are beautiful, no matter how big or small your breasts are. But, like Kylie Jenner, some smaller-chested people may want to have bigger boobs every once in a while and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
The power of makeup is pretty incredible, especially when it comes contouring. Thanks to celebs like Kim Kardashian, contouring has become a mainstream makeup trick a lot of ladies use to achieve perfect, chiseled cheekbones. But did you know you can use contouring for more than just your face? That’s right, this coveted, age-old makeup trick can also be used to enhance your boobs. You can create an illusion of bigger bust by chest contouring (which involves more shadowing). All you have to do is use some strategically placed light and dark makeup to create a shadowing effect that looks exactly like faux cleavage. Simple!
Since I’m always looking for ways to increase my bust, I set out to master the art of cleavage contouring and show you step-by-step how it’s done. Here’s how to give the illusion that you grew a set of boobs overnight:
Step 1: Make sure you have all the right tools
By tools I mean makeup necessities. To successfully contour your boobs, you’ll need an angled brush, a powder brush, a setting powder, a powder or cream bronzer two shades darker than your natural skin tone and highlighter.
Step 2: Moisturize your skin
First of all, moisturize your skin. No matter the season, a moisturizer is essential for beautiful skin. Using a moisturizer every day can make your skin glow and provide deep hydration.
Usually, I use Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion. This is my favorite daily lotion. I absolutely love the way it smells. It truly smells like milk and honey and isn’t overpowering to me at all. I love the lingering, staying power it has. It’s rich and thick and my skin absorbs it nicely without feeling greasy. I keep one in my car, one at my desk at work, and one next to my bed.
Step 3: Start contouring
Once your body is moisturized properly, you are set to work out the contouring and highlighting.
With a brush apply a shade of makeup to your breast that is about two shades darker than your skin tone. Next, dip your angled brush in bronzer, then draw a curved “Y” shape along the natural roundness at the top of your breasts and blend toward the center of each breast. According to Glamour magazine NARS Laguna Tiare Bronzer it is one of the best bronzer for every skin tone, and I can admit that this is true. This buildable bronzer is matte, which makes it perfect for contouring as well as adding a holiday glow.
Step 4: Apply highlighter
Now, use your angled brush to apply highlighter to the top half of your breasts, just inside the “Y” shape, and blend toward the middle of each one. This creates the illusion of fullness and really makes your cleavage stand out. In my opinion, Mac Global Glow highlighter is the best highlighter I have ever used. This is the best highlighter that I have come across that’s works great for several light to deep brown tones. I love it, it has the shine without the glitter effect that most highlighters tend to have.So, if you love MAC cosmetics you should try this highlighter because you won’t be disappointed.
Step 5: Start shading
You’ll want your cleavage to look as natural as possible, so take your powder brush and blend. Don’t blend it in too much because you still want to see the lines, which should look like the natural curve of your boob.
Step 6: Finishing touches
Using the powder brush apply the pressed powder to your newfound cleavage and voila! Your boobs just went from flat to fabulous in under five minutes. Powder sets the makeup, so it doesn’t get all over your clothes in the summer heat.
I hope that this trick will help you. You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to accomplish. Next time you are going out and wearing a low-cut dress or top, you can give yourself instant cleavage. Try these steps and let me know how it goes.