Monday, December 23, 2013

Contour and Highlight!

Hellooo Gorgeous :)
Today I want to discuss one of my favorite makeup tricks; Contouring and Highlighting. It can seriously do WONDERS for your facial features! If done correctly, you can give yourself an instant nose job, high cheekbones, and a chiseled face cut. It does take some time to perfect these skills so don't get frustrated. If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again :)
I made this diagram to help with the placement of both contour and highlight. You can use either a powder contour shade (that's what I use) or you can use a darker cream concealer. Here are the steps I take to achieve this look:

  1. Apply foundation all over the face.
  2. Using a concealer brush, apply the highlight color on the areas in the diagram. I used Clinique line smoothing concealer in "Light". 
  3. Blend out with a beauty blender or any blending tool of your choice.
  4. Set the highlight with a translucent powder. 
  5. Using a small blending brush, apply your contour color on the sides of the nose and bottom. Blend out to insure there are no harsh lines. The contour color always has to be matte, the one I used is "Give me Sun" by Mac. It is a bit orangey so make sure to use the right contour color for your complexion. 
  6. Take an angled brush and apply the bronzer on the rest of the areas marked "contour" on the diagram. 
  7. Blend Blend Blend :)
Enjoy your new modelesque face! Let me know what you want me to post about next <3



  1. Thanks a bunch doll for sharing these contour tips. Have a Merry Christmas ♥

  2. oh my! thank you so much sharing <3