Thursday, 29 August 2013

How I contour




I am a big fan of contouring, and do it most days. I've got my own technique after watching YT videos and through trial and error. I use Kevyn Aucoin's sculpting powder, but a cheaper option is NYX taupe. You want a powder without any warmth in it, as you're trying to mimic a natural shadow. 

When I first start applying, I suck in my cheeks and using the Illamasqua blush up brush draw heavy lines under my cheekbones, under my jaw and through my temples. This looks a bit mental, but I'm going to blend. Using a Real Techniques Duo fibre contour brush I blend, blend, blend. & then blend. The trick is to not have any harsh lines. Once I'm done blending I apply blush. I always apply my blush on the higher bits of my cheeks and use it to try and sculpt my face. I don't apply it to the apples because I don't think that way is particularly flattering on my face shape. Finally I apply highlighter to the high points of my face - where I want light to be.Tops of my cheekbones, under my brow bone... my favourite at the moment is MAC Soft & gentle, it's really pretty. I use a Royal & Langnickel contour brush to apply highlighter, its' really soft and blends it nicely. 

Do you contour?


  1. You have such gorgeous skin, soft and gentle looks amazing, x

  2. Love to contour! Looks great, you have such pretty skin! :)

  3. I really like the look of the illamasqua brush, I've yet to see a brush like it for contouring! I'm forever looking for a bronzer that doesn't look muddy on my skin though!
    Hazzie xo


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