Tips on Contouring and Highlighting

With the right contouring and highlighting tips, you can not only create any kind of illusion you want, but you can attract the light better and generally bring out your most ravishing features. You don’t have to go all out Kim Kardashian – but you can if you want to, and that’s the point. As much or as little as you choose, you can take your makeup skills up another level and make yourself picture ready or feel radiant for any other reason. The great thing about the following contouring and highlighting tips is that you can adapt them easily to make them work for you.

Contouring and highlighting is all about bringing out your best features. What are yours? If you love your eyes, for instance, you’ll want to focus your makeup efforts there. If you’ve got killer cheekbones, you’ll want to make sure to bring them out using both highlighter and bronzer.


In general, there are some techniques you can use for both contouring and highlighting. With contouring, start at your hairline above your eyebrow and use your bronzer to draw an E shape. Curve your brush down, make the middle line of the E come in at the hollow of your cheekbone, and the bottom line should follow the line of your jaw. With highlighting, you create a C shape that begins just under the top of your bronzed E and curves around to the top of your cheekbone.

To create a smooth, flawless finish when you’re contouring and highlighting, stay away from powders. There’s a place for powder in your makeup routine, but that comes later. Cream-based bronzers and highlighters, however, are by and large easier to blend, they go on much more smoothly, and the overall effect is more natural.

Back to the idea of your powder and foundation, you’ll need to learn to layer properly. Begin your makeup routine with your concealer to cover any blemishes and/or dark circles. After that, apply your foundation – cream, liquid, mousse, it’s all your choice. Your powder goes on after initially applying your bronzer and highlighter, then retracing your Cs and Es. The powder will help seal your #makeup and keep everything in place. But first, there’s one more thing…


Highlighting and contouring can dramatically change and enhance ones features. I hope these tips where useful and if you have any other tips or even hacks, comment them below!! One hack that i love to use, is contouring with a creme foundation, as it applies evenly and can look a bit more natural! However you can create a harsh contour that still looks flawless when blended with a beauty blender or damp cosmetic sponge!

Hope you lovelies enjoyed, have a wonderful day!!

Taylor xo


4 thoughts on “Tips on Contouring and Highlighting

    1. Aww thank you lovely!! Yes believe me, it took myself some time to contour the right way! Since everyones face shape is different, its always a bit different technique! Hope this post helps!! ❤ xx


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