6 Steps To Achieving The Perfect Contour And Highlight

Hello Beauties:

I know that today is not my normal blogging day but I ran across this awesome article by YSL Beauty that I had to share the knowledge. With contouring and strobing being such a hot topic in makeup, many women, myself included, have a lot of questions about the proper way to contour and highlight. Well YSL has taken all of the struggle away with these great visuals and tips. Enjoy and thank YSL beauty for the great guide:

Step 1:

Create an even base with your chosen foundation. For a flawless matte finish that lasts for 24 hours, look to Loreal’s Infallible Pro Matte Foundation  $12.99, or YSL’s Touche Éclat Foundation, $57, for effortless radiance. If you prefer light coverage, try Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Fusion, $64.

1perfectStep 2:

Disguise dark under-eye circles with YSL’s iconic Touche Éclat, $42, and use a great concealer like MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer to camouflage blemishes and any imperfections.

2concealStep 3:

Use a concealer that is at least two shades lighter than your skin tone and sweep them across your cheekbones, down your nose, under your brows and on your Cupid’s bow to highlight.

3highlightStep 4:

Use a cream bronzer, such as YSL Les Saharienne, $55, along the top of your forehead, where the sun naturally hits it, and along the jawline to accentuate your bone structure.

4sunkissedStep 5:

To add definition, use the cream bronzer in the hollows of your cheekbones and either side of your nose. If you aren’t a fan of the cream use MAC’s studio fix powder foundation in two shades darker than your skin tone.

5sculptedcontourStep 6:

For a seamless finish, use a sponge or a good-quality brush to blend in circular movements. YSL’s Les Saharienne, $55, comes with a versatile sponge that is perfect for this. If you prefer a brush, look to the multiple brand’s on the market.

6blendDo you contour or is it a total waste of time for you!

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