Contouring and Highlighting are super hot right now, it can really make a difference in your face. I am sure you have seen some tutorials where they really shellac the model’s face with heavy makeup (Kim Kardashian is famous for this). While that is fantastic for the red carpet or for a photo shoot, it just isn’t practical for everyday. We don’t have 2 hours to do makeup in the morning… Here is a light version which I do on a daily basis to really contour my features.
Step 1: Starting with your foundation done. Dab undereye highlighting concealing under the eyes. I use Benefit Erase Paste. Brush it with a concealer brush if you like and blend with your finger. Using your finger is important because it warms up the paste so that it isn’t cakey.Step 2: Make a line down the center of your nose with the under-eye highlighting concealer of your choice and blend with the MAC Fiber Duo Face Brush. You can also do a dab under your lips and on your cupid’s bow if you like. Blend.Step 3: Dust some loose powder on the concealer to help it set and for extra staying power. I like Sally Hanson Cornsilk or L’Oreal True Match Naturale. Step 4: Brush MAC Studio Fix Powder everywhere except where you applied the Erase Paste. You want to make sure these areas don’t get dry and cakey.
Step 5: Start contouring with the MAC Bronzing Powder. Apply in hollows of cheeks, temples, sides of nose, top of forehead, along jawline, and behind ears running down your neck.
Step 6: Time for blush. I use NARS Orgasm Blush on the apples of my cheeks. That’s it! Step 7: Blend everything on your face with a clean brush.
Step 8: Time to finish up with highlighting powder. I use NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross. Apply it on the same areas you applied the Highlighting Concealer and Loose Powder. Now you really start to see the glow! Step 9: Blend until content. You are done!
Hope this was helpful, it seems like a lot but I can do this in 2 minutes! You can do it with a tad bit of practice.