Highlighting And Contouring The A-List Way
Contouring is no longer a make-up secret reserved for the stars (phew!) it's a beauty basic. So if you want razor-sharp cheekbones and a glowing complexion shop our pick of the best beauty products, then master the application with our how-to guide.
1. Kim Kardashian
Queen of contouring Kimmy K gave us a sneaky look at how the A-list create their sculpted cheekbones and bright eyes. Using a few clever tricks with dark creams and light-refecting fluids, she proved Hollywood skin was down to highlighting and contouring - a beauty trick that's always been hush hush - until now. Want to try it out for yourself? Shop our pick of the best products as we tell you how to apply them like the A-list.
2. Sleek Face Contour Kit, £9.99
What it's for? Contouring! Why we love it? The three-shade palette means you can go light and subtle or dark and defined with your cheekbones. From Kim to Kylie, Sleek's got your cheeks covered. How to apply: This is a powder in need of an angled brush, so use slanted bristles just under your natural bone to enhance it.
3. Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, £19.50
What it's for? Highlighting Why we love it? Giving skin a radiant glow, Benefit's High Beam is a favourite among celebrity make-up artists because of its sheer finish and pretty pink tone. Plus its creamy texture means you get a gorgeous dewy finish. How to apply? Dab and blend along areas you want to catch the light. Think tops of cheekbones, browbones and the bow of your lip.
4. Lord & Berry Luminizer Stick, £13
What it's for? Highlighting. Why we love it? Lord & Berry's soft and blendable stick in 'Moon' is not only a stunning shade, but its creamy texture means it's really easy to blend into your skin avoiding glittery flecks and giving you a flawless finish. How to apply? Just glide over the areas you want to glow and blend with your fingers.
5. Mac Cream Colour Base Bronze, £15.50
What it's for? Contouring. Why we love it? This pro cream has an amazing, blotch-less finish and you can layer it depending on how dark you want to go. How to apply? Use your finger to trace out the line underneath your cheekbone then keep applying and blending until you get your desired shade and sharpness.
6. Nars Contour Blush, £30
What it's for? Highlighting and Contouring. Why we love it? Because you get two products for the price of one! Plus the contour colour doubles up as a blusher too so really you get three for £30! How to apply? Use two separate clean brushes to sweep these contrasting shades across your cheekbones for a beautiful finish.
7. Stila Kitten All Over Shimmer Duo, £15
What it's for? Highlighting. Why we love it? With two hues to choose from you can create contrast with Stila's duo. The pearly shade is perfect for subtle areas like the eyes, whilst the darker colour will both highlight and define your cheekbones. How to apply? Use an angled brush to sweep the iridescent powder across the top of your cheekbones for an instant shimmer.