How To Contour And Highlight Your Face

Written by Khubi Amin AhmedMay 08, 2020
Always wanted to sport a perfectly sculpted, contoured face but been intimidated about acing the trend? Well, the idea is to master the art of contouring and highlighting with a few make up hacks that we will bring to you so that you feel ready to go ahead and nail that sculpted look.

In order to get a contoured face, all you need is some basic makeup products that are likely to be available in your everyday makeup kit and work to transform your face. Be it your everyday stick or liquid format concealer or simply a light/shimmery shade of eye-shadow from your daily palette, contouring is an art that you can master with few easy steps. Here is how to achieve that lovely defined, chiseled look.

Here's how to get this look:
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Step one is highlighting. Take the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Concealer Stick and use its light shade for highlighting under the eyes. Use it on the bridge of your nose and blend it out on the edges of your forehead. Apply some around the corners of the mouth and finally, on the sides of the nose.

Step 2

For step two, take the champagne shade from the Lakmé 9to5 Eye Quartet in Desert Rose and dab it onto the line of your cheekbones on both cheeks to make them appear more sculpted.

Step 3

Step three is contouring the face for which you either need a dark coloured foundation or a dark coloured concealer or even a dark coloured powder.  The trick is to use a shade lighter than your skin tone to achieve the right level of shadow play for a contoured look. You can opt for the Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher and use a dark shade to draw out the number 3 on both sides of your face. Use an angled brush and start making the three from the sides of your eyebrow, down to your cheekbone and complete it under you jaw bone.

This is the final step post which you should see your features more defined and your face a lot more camera ready. It’s no secret then that this is a celebrity trick for the red carpet and those cameras.

Khubi Amin Ahmed

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