Tired of wearing the same makeup look every day? It’s time to take your look to the next level with a contour and highlight makeup tutorial. Contouring can help to bring definition to your face while highlighting adds a touch of shimmer to give your face a beautiful glow. Whether you’re a makeup enthusiast or a beginner wanting to learn more, creating that contour and highlight look doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow this step-by-step guide for easy contour and highlight makeup that will help you look your best for any occasion.
Step 1: The Right Tools
First, start with the basics – foundation and a concealer. If you have an uneven skin tone, invest in a good foundation so you can even out the complexion. You’ll also need a good concealer to cover up those pesky dark circles. It’s also great for contouring and highlighting, to get the product exactly where you want it.
Next, collect two contrasting eyeshadows – one light and one dark. Highlighters and bronzers do the job too, but you’ll get a more secure, longer lasting finish if you use an eyeshadow as a base.
Finally, grab your favorite blush and a brush. The brush will make blending the products easier and create a seamless finish.
Step 2: Contouring
Use a light foundation that matches your skin tone everywhere on your face, except in the contour areas. Take a light eyeshadow shade that’s a few shades darker than your own skin tone and apply it on the hollows of your cheeks, temples, sides of your nose, and jawline. Use a smaller brush to blend the product in.
Step 3: Highlighting
Once you’ve finished contouring, it’s time to highlight the face. Choose a light, shimmery eyeshadow shade that’s one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Apply the product on the upper parts of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow, your forehead, and the chin.
Step 4: Blending
Blend everything together using a blush brush or a beauty sponge to make sure that the look looks blended and seamless. After you’re done, you should be ready to go with a classic and stunning face.
Now that you have the tools and know the steps, contour and highlighting doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or confusing. After you’ve tried the basics a few times, you can start experimenting with different colors and intensity. Contouring and highlighting will highlight the best features of your face and everyone will love how fresh and natural you look.