Four Steps to Mastering Tantouring

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Chances are you've heard of contouring, but have you heard of tantouring? Semi-permanent makeup has been a growing trend offered by spas and salons worldwide, and the latest in the craze is now tantouring  the art of contouring while using temporary tan products to sculpt the cheekbones, define the nose, and enhance the structure of the face.

Developed by Marissa Carter, founder of Cocoa Brown tanning products, the tantouring process breaks down into four simple steps. Here's how Carter suggests trying out the new trend:

  1. Apply Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturizer as a base to give the skin a gentle, radiant glow.
  2. Apply Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse Dark to forehead with a stippling foundation brush.
  3. With an angled contouring brush, apply Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mouse Dark under the cheekbone from ear to mid cheek and blend with fingers for an even glow. Tip: A little bit of tan under the tip of nose and down the sides will make the nose look smaller.
  4. Blend! Just like contouring, tantouring is all about blending. While, it may look hard when first applied, continue to blend for an even glow.

Once the process is completed, suggest that clients leave the tan on their face overnight to wake up with a ready-to-go look that should last them all week. Much like contouring, tantouring is completely customizable to any facial shade or shape, so it's important to play around with products and styles to make sure you're giving clients exactly what they want.


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