It's a technique that has been used on film sets and backstage at the shows for years, but it was the Kardashians who put contouring in the public domain. With a seemingly simple sweep of a brush, contouring can give you defined bone structure, whether you were born with it or not. For the average person, achieving a natural finish on yourself, without ending up with obvious stripes down your cheeks, is an almost impossible task.
This how-to video will provide you with all the necessary skill you need to create sculpted cheekbones. Watch the make-up artist Molly Nicholas in action below…
- Use your fingers to feel for your cheekbones. The starting point for the darker powder should be at the top of your cheekbone, closest to your ear.
- Sweep the powder down your face, using your cheekbone as a guide. Don't go too close to your mouth or lower than your ear lobe to avoid the finish looking unnatural.
- Use a lightweight finishing powder to set the contour.
- Add the lightest powder along the top of your cheekbone, using your eye socket as a guide.
- Finish by gently buffing the powder into skin with a blending brush for a seamless, natural-look.
The essential kit...
- The contouring palette
- The brush
- The finishing powder