Beauty lesson: 3 steps to contouring the right way

Dec 19 2013 by
Categories : Beauty

beauty-lesson-how-to-contourImage courtesy of

We all know
Kim Kardashian could probably contour makeup on her face in her sleep (all those
Instagram selfies on how she highlights and contours her face proves that). But, let’s face it. Kim’s routine looks a bit daunting – maybe over-the-top – and I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t matter how much I’d love to have more defined cheekbones, I don’t have loads of time to do it. Contouring your makeup can actually be done in 3 little steps according to Sephora PRO Lead, Adi Lando (hurrah!). Here’s how to do it: “Contouring your face seems like a makeup trick that should be left for the professionals but the truth is that anyone can do it!” says Lando.
Step 1
Apply concealer and foundation to even out your skin tone, this will provide you with the perfect canvas.”
Step 2 “Highlight your T zone, forehead, down your nose and at the tip of your chin with a product like the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight ($42.00, at This will provide you with a great glow in all the right places.”

Step 3 “To slim down your face you can apply contouring powder along the outer edge of your face along the jaw line and around the temples.” Try using the Sephora Collection Pro Angled Contour Brush #75 ($36, at for the perfect finish.
Colour choices This is the tricky part –
finding the perfect shades to contour will make all the difference. You want to still look perfectly natural, just highlighted and sculpted in the right places. “Bronzer is a great product to contour with, or use a face powder that is two shades darker than your skin tone, and don’t skip the blush on the apple of the cheeks (apply the blush in a circular motion to give a youthful glow to your skin),” advises Lando.
Do you contour your makeup, or would you try it?
5 reasons to switch up your foundation
Foundation tips: Find the right shade for your skin tone
Makeup tips: 10 foundation rules to live by

Categories: Beauty