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Beauty Master Class: Contouring

Beauty expert Sandy Gold shows us how to master a perfectly contoured face!

This is what you'll need:
  • A dark matte powder or bronzer to contour with - usually one that is 2 to 3 shades darker then your complexion.
  • A light powder to highlight with
  • A blush to complete our sculpted cheeks
  • A contour brush
  • A blush brush
  • A fluffy powder brush to blend
1. Contour
  • Use the dark matte powder -- to shade certain areas that you want to look smaller or that you want to define and sculpt.
  • Load the brush with the powder - then tap it off on a tissue to remove any excess product - then apply.
  • For the cheeks - apply the powder directly under your cheekbones - starting by your ear and working downwards along the cheekbone.
  • For the nose - draw two straight lines down each sides of your nose - from the edge of your eyebrow all the way to the tip of your nose. This creates a beautiful shadow along the sides of your nose - making it appear more straight and narrow.
  • To disguise a double chin - apply the powder directly under the chin, and along the jawline.
Product Used: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit

2. Blush

  • Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks; this will add a nice pop of colour and will add extra definition to the cheekbones.
Products Used: Pur Minerals Blush in Copper Sienna or Pur Minerals Universal Marble Mineral Powder in Pink

3. Highlight

  • Apply the light highlighting powder to areas of the face that you want to highlight and emphasize.
  • For the cheeks, apply the powder directly on top of your cheekbones. This will attract light to this area - making the contoured area below it appear as a shadow - and the top of your cheekbones really stand out.
  • For the nose - apply a thin line of highligther straight down the center of your nose.
  • For the rest of the face, apply the highligther to the middle of the chin, the center of the forehead and a little under the eyebrow.
Tip: If you have dry skin just swap out the powder products for cream formulations! Blend everything together with a sponge.

Products Used: Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Kit, Cinema Secrets Foundation Palette, Beauty Blender Sponge, Urban Decay Urbanglow Cream Highlight

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