Tuesday, 9 October 2012

How To Contour: with Bronzer, Highlighter, and Blush

Hey Everyone,
Today I thought I’d do a post on contouring. It is something that a lot of people still get wrong but with a few simple rules its really easy to do!

To contour: This is your Bronzer stage whether you like shimmer or matte contouring adds definition to the face, and makes your cheek bones stand out (or creates the illusion of cheek bones) if your looking for extra definition. Its easy to over do this part so less is more if your unsure. And for newbies matte bronzers are a lot less harsh.
How to apply: Apply bronzer to just under the apples of your cheek up to the hairline and blend out to avoid harsh lines, I also like to apply a sweep of bronzer over my temples and down my neck.
Favorites: Bourjois chocolate bronzer, Hoola benefit, Catrice rose beige.

To Highlight: Highlighting is my favourite part of doing my makeup it gives a rely pretty glow to your face. Highlighters can be powder or liquid and there are lots of good ones on the market. If your new to highlighting I would suggest a liquid highlighter as they are a lot easier to blend! Highlighters come in lots of different tones pearls, pink shimmers, and golds! Its personal preference, choose it to fit in with your skin tone.
How to apply: Highlighter should be applied to the brow bone, and top of the cheek bones to make them stand out! It can also be applied to the inner corner of your eye along your nose and cupids bow for extra glow!
Favourites: highbeam and sunbeam Benefit, beat the blues mememe, Fashionista bella, sleek glo peach shimmer.

Blush: Blush is normally in most peoples daily makeup routine and its definitely personal preference on what sort of look your going for, whether its brights or nudes. For a long time I left out the blusher stage when wearing bronzer and highlight as I didn't realize what a difference it makes, but that sweep of colour makes all the difference. As long as you don’t over do it, any blush can work with ur bronzer and highlighter.
To apply: A sweep over the apples of your cheeks blended out. Don’t carry it up to far towards the hairline as u already have bronzer and highlight on, don't over do it you don't want to look like a scary rag doll.
Favorites: benefit dandelion, natural collection pink cloud, fashionista New York

Other points to bear in mind: If your self conscious about pores steer clear from to much shimmer as it highlights them, stick to what suits you and not what looks good on others, (whats your skin tone warm/cool), less is more, practise makes perfect!
Good luck and I hope this has helped!


  1. this is a great post!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  2. FANTASTIC post! its so helpful and well done!

    1. thank you for the kind words! so glad you found it helpful!! :)


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