Top Tips for Contouring 

Some beauty experts have said that in 2016 contouring will become a thing of the past. How could they say such a thing, I don’t think I will ever stop contouring as I love how it helps to create striking cheekbones and works to define and accentuate your features. 

While I don’t whip out my contouring kit everyday I do love to go all out for when I’m doing a full on makeup look and these are some of the tips and steps I follow.

  1. Pick a shade that is two shades darker than your foundation.
  2. Use cream concealers because they are much easier to blend and work with, I like to use the Crownbrush concealer palette or the LA girl concealer.IMG_4407
  3. To define or create those chiselled cheekbones, stuck in your cheekbones and do the duck pout, then draw a line under your cheekbones starting at the top of your ear and stopping about an inch away from the edge of your lips.
  4. To further define my face I also apply the dark concealer around my hairline, on my temples, all along my jawline and on the sides of my nose up into the crease of the eyes.
  5. Then comes the fun part, blending. Grab a beauty blender and spirtz it with a little MAC fix plus or just dampen it with a little water then blend, blend, blend, until there is no sign of any harsh lines.
  6. Set each contoured area with a powder that is a similar shade to the concealer. I usually do this with a little bronzer to add some more colour to the face.


I hope these tips help you to create some killer cheekbones.

CC x


4 Comments Add yours

  1. The Beauty Journal says:

    I came here to say that you have beautiful eyes, and now I have two more things – this post was actually very helpful and those Makeup Revolution brushes look so luxurious! Thanks for sharing your tips!
    Mari xx

    1. carolineann says:

      Thanks so much Mari, you’re very kind X

  2. Becky says:

    I love the photo of the makeup!! Also, I don’t think contour will be a thing in the past either, I love it! I mean I’m not that good at it, but I’m getting better haha! So thank you for posting this, as I deffo want to improve the way I contour my face! xx
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

    1. carolineann says:

      Hi Becky, so glad you enjoyed this one and I totally agree that contouring will forever be relevant. Also, practice makes perfect so I hope this post helped you to improve your contouring skills. X

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