Tantouring or tontouring, is apparently the new contouring but with fake tan. It’s a semi-permanent way to contour your face, but how effective is it?
WHAT IS TANTOURING?
Tantouring is a combination of tanning and contouring. Just like how people contour their face or contour on abs. You use the contouring technique to contour your face with self-tanner.
The aim is to semi-permanently contour your face and give it dimension without having to wear makeup.
HOW TO TANTOUR
Apply self-tanner under your cheekbones, on top of the forehead, down the sides of your nose and under your jawline.
After 2-3 hours you gently wash it off and hope you don’t look like a zebra. The ideal result is a very natural looking sculpt.
Ever since Kim Kardashian posted a photo of her highly structured contour and highlight, the world has gone contour crazy. Tantouring is taking contouring to the next level.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Depending on how long you leave the tan on it can last for up to a week, like a regular tanning routine.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TANTOUR
- Gradual face tanner
- A makeup brush
- Self-tanning lotion
STEPS FOR TANTOURING
- To avoid patchiness start with clean, exfoliated skin.
- Apply the gradual face tanner & let it dry.
- Use the above method to apply self-tanner with a makeup brush.
- Leave for 2 hours for a medium tan & 3 hours for a dark tan.
- Gently wash it off.
I left the tan on for 30 minutes on my first attempt. I would recommend the same until you really know what you’re doing.
I also wouldn’t recommend contouring your nose too much, if at all. I have especially fair skin and even though I used a gradual face tanner, the nose tantour looked ridiculous.