Contouring is such an amazing practice. It instantly sculpts the facial features, creating killer cheek bones and adding that definition that we’re not all naturally blessed with, but we all desire. Best of all, contouring is actually very easy to do. Despite what you might have heard, it’s possible to achieve a sculpted contour look yourself, with just a few products and in five minutes time. Here’s how…



Daytime Sculpting

Daytime make-up should be relatively natural, but that doesn’t mean than you can’t have fun with it and feel and look your best. Whether it’s for the day ahead at work, a coffee date or a shopping trip, contouring can work for daytime, and can help achieve that natural but finished and pulled together look.

Here’s how to contour for the day…

1. Start with your everyday base, applying a touch of concealer and a natural foundation to create an even skin tone. To keep your look in place all day, apply a primer before your base.

2. Use two contour creams to create your daytime contoured look. Start with your light shade, to highlight. Apply to the centre of the forehead, down the middle of the nose, across the cheekbones, on the top of the chin, and just above your cupids bow. Next apply the darker shade to sculpt. Apply down the sides of the nose, the sides of the chin, and along the jawline. Using a spounge blend out to create a natural finish.

3. Set the whole look with powder and enhance with bronzer. Sculpt the cheeks with bronzer by applying to the hollow, dust the tip of the nose, the sides of the forehead and the sides of the chin with bronzer too.

4. Finally pat highlighter on the cheekbones and down the centre of the nose. Finish up with a touch of nude matte lipstick and mascara.



Nighttime Contouring

For the evening you can take your look up a notch. To create a contoured look that is ideal for the evening, follow all of the steps above, but include sculpting your cheekbones with your contour cream in addition. Simply apply your darker shade to the hollows of your cheekbones and blend out. This can be a little heavy for day time, but is perfect for a night of cocktails and dancing. Touch up with bronzer after you have set the whole look with powder. Finish the look with a touch of black liner on the eyes and lashings of mascara.

Contouring is such an amazing practice. It instantly sculpts the facial features, creating killer cheek bones and adding that definition that we’re not all naturally blessed with, but we all desire. Best of all, contouring is actually very easy to do. Despite what you might have heard, it’s possible to achieve a sculpted contour look yourself, with just a few products and in five minutes time. Here’s how…



Daytime Sculpting

Daytime make-up should be relatively natural, but that doesn’t mean than you can’t have fun with it and feel and look your best. Whether it’s for the day ahead at work, a coffee date or a shopping trip, contouring can work for daytime, and can help achieve that natural but finished and pulled together look.

Here’s how to contour for the day…

1. Start with your everyday base, applying a touch of concealer and a natural foundation to create an even skin tone. To keep your look in place all day, apply a primer before your base.

2. Use two contour creams to create your daytime contoured look. Start with your light shade, to highlight. Apply to the centre of the forehead, down the middle of the nose, across the cheekbones, on the top of the chin, and just above your cupids bow. Next apply the darker shade to sculpt. Apply down the sides of the nose, the sides of the chin, and along the jawline. Using a spounge blend out to create a natural finish.

3. Set the whole look with powder and enhance with bronzer. Sculpt the cheeks with bronzer by applying to the hollow, dust the tip of the nose, the sides of the forehead and the sides of the chin with bronzer too.

4. Finally pat highlighter on the cheekbones and down the centre of the nose. Finish up with a touch of nude matte lipstick and mascara.



Nighttime Contouring

For the evening you can take your look up a notch. To create a contoured look that is ideal for the evening, follow all of the steps above, but include sculpting your cheekbones with your contour cream in addition. Simply apply your darker shade to the hollows of your cheekbones and blend out. This can be a little heavy for day time, but is perfect for a night of cocktails and dancing. Touch up with bronzer after you have set the whole look with powder. Finish the look with a touch of black liner on the eyes and lashings of mascara.