Talk about cheekbones so sharp that can actually slit your throat! I know I know we all have been there envying celebrity’s uplifted cheekbones and considering ourselves the unluckiest but seriously though it only takes a good contour/highlight product and you are good to go..and also the correct way to use them! That’s right! That’s why we are here..So let’s get started, Shall we?
So if your are a beginner you might wanna start with powder contouring which is also called “bronzing”. Because you might find it harder to work your way straight through cream contours as they are bit harder to blend and have a control of. I used the cream concealer by LA girl in the shade Cool Tan as my contour.
This makeup brand is purely known for their concealers, color correcter and contour creams so if you wanna check them out then you can get it online from beauty bay. My contour shade turned out to be two shades lighter than I actually wanted so be careful while choosing the shades.
Let’s talk the basics about contouring and highlighting! Contouring is done when you want to hide your unwanted features and highlight is done to bring out or uplift features you wanted. So contouring is done around your cheekbones, around your forehead, the sides of your nose and around your jawline to make it look more structured and thin. Whereas, highlighting is done underneath your eyes, in the bridge of your nose, right underneath your chin and in between your brows to highlight and bring those areas out more.
My contour shade is a bit lighter to my skin tone but don’t worry we gonna top it off with bronzer. But make sure you choose the shade properly so that you don’t make same mistakes like I did, especially when you are purchasing something off online. I used the bronzer by Loreal.
Once you know where your contour should be, draw a line like I did starting from the hairline to make it look more natural and blend it using a brush or beauty blender to give that shadowed effect. So use as much light hand as you can so you don’t end up with muddy contour look. When you blend your cream contour, blend it upwards instead of going back and forth. Just remember we are just aiming for that subtle shadow. Repeat the same process around your forehead, sides of your nose and around your chin to cancel out that double chin if you have.
Then for highlight, start from making a upside down triangle underneath your eye instead of putting concealer around your dark circles because this will help a lot in bringing out those features.
Usually I like to bake underneath my contour line and underneath my eyes to make it last longer and also balance out my features. But it’s up to you if you wanna stop here! So I usually leave the powder for like 5-7 min and blend it off using my powder brush.
Then Voila! There you have it, a perfectly contoured and highlighted face. Hope it’s helpful. Thanks for your time.
– Monica xx