‘Tontouring’ and Cocoa Brown have hit the pages of Teen Vogue

“Will it ever end?” We hear your cries as yet another contouring development is brought before us all.

The answer seems to be, for now anyway, a resounding no. Contouring is the way of the future, people have been saying this for a quite a while now so we might as well all just climb on board. Teen Vogue are the latest to praise the trend, and they only trust Cocoa Brown with their contour.

The next phase in the contouring cycle is: ‘tontouring’.

Developed by none other than Marissa Carter of Cocoa Brown, tontouring is “the opportunity to wake up looking naturally, perfectly contoured,” the beauty mogul explains to Teen Vogue.

Yes, Cocoa Brown is not just for us and a certain Kardashian-Jenner sister, Teen Vogue are huge fans too.


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This approach to contouring uses make up brushes and different shades of tan (Marissa suggests the mousse formula to avoid clogged pores) to create “dimension.”

Using a foundation brush and tan to create a base glow, she then uses a darker shade and a contour brush under the cheek bones to make them appear higher and more defined.

According to Marissa the biggest perk of using fake tan as a contouring tool is that you only need to do it once a week, the tan lasts longer than your usual make up.

As the magazine points out though, if you are going to try the tontouring approach you should probably take some time and do it right for the first application:

“Self-tanner is not always the easiest formula to work with.”

Indeed, nobody enjoys having streaky fake tan anywhere, especially not on your face. We do love our Cocoa Brown though. We really want to trust that it would never let us down.

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