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The Only Crazy-Easy Contouring Tutorial You Need!

Make-up guru Laura Mercier breaks the face-sculpting technique down into five easy steps.  

1. Prep skin
Spread a coin-size drop of primer over your entire face. It acts like glue, helping the contour stay on your skin all day (and night!). Next, apply tinted moisturizer or foundation to even out your complexion.

2. Sculpt your features
 Define your bone structure by drawing a line of cream bronzer above your eyebrows, down the sides of your nose, below your cheekbones, and on the tip of your chin.

3. Make them pop
Complete the illusion of fiercer features by dabbing highlighter on the centre of your forehead, down the middle of your nose, above your cheekbones, and on top of your Cupid’s bow and chin.

4. Blend it in
Use a foundation brush to blend all the lines you created in an up-and-out motion, moving the brush towards the outer edges of your face.

5. Add colour
Finally, tap a brush into a berry-coloured cream blush and swirl it on the apples of your cheeks, diffusing the hue up and out towards your temples.




The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Gel For Face, Rs 1,395


Shiseido Foundation Brush, Rs 1,950


Estée Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter, Rs 2,800


Marks & Spencer Autograph Pure Colour Blush in Berry, Rs 1,499


By: Deanna Pai; Photographs: Perry Hagopian; Make-Up: Laura Mercier; Hair: Jeanie Syfu At Artist And Agency Using Tresemmé; Manicure: Martha Fekete At Bryan Bantry Agency Using Nars Cosmetics