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How to Contour Your Face In Five Minutes

Highlight your cheekbones.

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First things first, gather your materials.

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You will need:

1. A dark shadow for contouring, and a highlighter for highlighting. We're using Tom Ford Highlight and Contour Palate, with Pearl Cream Colour Base by MAC as a highlighter. It's important to get a shadow that is matte not glittery - you're going to be creating a shadow. The lighter colour (your highlighter) can have a shimmer in it.

2. A tapered brush. We're using a MAC number 168 brush. You could also use a normal blusher brush. You could use a sponge if you wanted, but this will require a lot more blending.

You're going to be accentuating the places where shadows normally fall on the face.

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So first of all, below the cheekbone. Using your brush, measure a straight line with your brush from your ear to the side of your mouth - like if you sucked in your cheeks. This is where you will put the contour.


Next, you're going to highlight.

You can highlight the top of the cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, under the brow bone, and your cupid's bow. You can choose as many of these as you like, depending on how natural you want your look to be.


All make-up by Lucybloom Webb.