Currently Craving: Highlighting & Contouring Made Simple
Unless you genuinely don’t have social media accounts, chances are you’ve heard all about and seen some great examples of highlighting and contouring. This makeup technique, popularized by the Kardashian girls, highlights your best features and contours, slims down, and straightens the features you’d rather hide. Whether you’re doing it with creams or powders it’s a fun way to really glam up your look and some of our favorite beauty brands have taken note and have created products designed specifically to help you highlight and contour your heart out and we’re sharing some of our faves below!
If you’re subtle when it comes to make-up check out the Step-By-Step Contour Kit ($45) from Smashbox. This powder trio features three buildable shades that help you sculpt, bronze, and highlight using the specially designed angled brush.
Using powder to contour and highlight allows you to try the technique in a very subdued way but if you’d rather really glam it up, try the brand’s Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio ($45). The three creamy sticks, in Contour, Bronze, and Highlight, are easy to blend and apply and instantly sculpt your face, giving you the look of high cheekbones, a straightened nose, and a defined jawline. Follow the included step-by-step directions based on face shape for an even easier application!
For green beauty gals look no further than the Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette ($54). While the palette, containing five shades, was created to help naturally conceal dark circles, redness, post-procedure discoloration, and blemishes, it also is a fantastic way to highlight and contour and feel good about the ingredients you’re using to do it! You’ll get a very natural and subtle sculpted look and since the product doesn’t seep into your skin it will last the entire day and no one will ever know you’re wearing makeup!
Do you have a favorite way to highlight and contour? Share it in the comments below!