How I Contour And Highlight

Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to show you how I contour and highlight. These steps are one of the most important things when doing makeup - well at least in my opinion! and especially when doing more heavy makeup. 

Contouring and highlighting makes such a huge difference to your makeup. It makes your face look thinner and it also defines and enhances your features.

I always contour and highlight no matter how much makeup I have on. On a daily basis I contour more softly using mainly powders because it's quicker for me, but sometimes I like using creams and doing a very defined contour, especially when I'm going out or if I have a heavy eye makeup on. 

So this look is quite intense! and not an everyday contour for sure, but it's great for bringing out your cheekbones, slimming your nose and to sculpt your face subtlety. Perfect for an event or a night out.
Hope you like it.

Laura x

Products Used


Step 1: Apply your favourite foundation to act as a base. I'm using one of my favourite ones, which is the DiorSkin Nude in 031. 

Step 2: Apply your light coloured concealer or highlight under your eyes, between the brows, down your nose, under the cheekbones, on the chin and upper lip. Plus also a bit on the centre of your forehead. I love using Mac pro longwear concealer in NC20 for that and also Mac prep and prime highlighter in Light boost.

Step 3: Apply your dark cream to your entire jaw line, hollows of your cheeks, sides of the nose, entire hair line and temples. I used Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Almond. I love this product so much.


Step 4: Set your face with a translucent powder. I used Laura Mercier loose powder, my absolute favourite one, especially for under the eyes. 

Step 5: For a more defined look, I used Mac blush in harmony in the hollows of my cheeks and Too Faced chocolate Soleil Bronzer in medium.

Step 6: Finish of with a blush and a nice highlight. I used Nars blush in Luster and Bare Minerals Luminizer Duo.  


Anonymous said...

Finally, i understand how to contour. Thank you Laura! ♥

Unknown said...

Thanks laura you are gorgeous.


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