How To: Contour Your Face (Tutorial)

How To Contour To Slim Down Your Face (Step by Step Tutorial)

Last year the beauty world went mad about contouring; the technique has been around for a long time, but at least for me, it was only in 2012 that it really became widely known and spoken about. I blame Kim Kardashian for that; she posted a few pictures of herself on Instragram with her entire face mapped out for contouring and highlighting, so everyone (myself included) tried to recreate what Kim K’s makeup artist had done; after all her makeup (especially her skin) always looks absolutely flawless, so why not?

How To Contour To Slim Down Your Face (Step by Step Tutorial)

As I said on my Best of 2012 video (watch it here), one of goals for 2013 was to start using cream bronzers for contouring, as I think they look more natural than powders. So today I’m sharing with you a new product to kick off my cream contouring journey, along with a little tutorial on how to contour your cheekbones.

How To Contour To Slim Down Your Face (Step by Step Tutorial)

This is the Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia, a compact cream blush and bronzer duo. The blush shade is a warm brown-ish coral colour and the bronzer shade is a much darker brown, both matte which is perfect for contouring. I do believe that these particular shades are more suitable to medium to dark skin tones; it would be quite dark for anyone lighter than me, unless you’re super patient and are willing to spend some time blending it in really well.

How To Contour To Slim Down Your Face (Step by Step Tutorial)

The duo itself is brilliant; the shades are super pigmented, easy to blend and set to a powder finish. Best of all, at £3.75 it most certainly will not break the bank! So here’s how I use the Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream to contour my cheekbones:

How To Contour To Slim Down Your Face (Step by Step Tutorial)

Easy-peasy, right? After that, just add a bit of blusher and you’re good to go! This is a great product and I can’t believe it costs less than £4! I would recommend it to anyone looking into trying a cream bronzer for contouring or for an all over healthy glow to the face. I hope you guys liked the mini-review and tutorial :)

  • Product: Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream
  • Price: £3.75
  • Availability: Elf website

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