Highlight - Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer
After applying primer and foundation, I go to my Too Faced Born This Way Concealer to highlight/conceal under my eyes, forehead, upper lip and chin. I draw a triangle shape under each eye and bring the concealer up onto the sides of my nose. I also draw a few lines on the center of my forehead, down the middle of my nose, my cupid’s bow (upper lip) and chin. I then blend this out using a damp beauty sponge.
Set the Highlight - Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Setting Powder
Using a tapered setting powder brush, like Morphe X Jaclyn Hill JH07, apply a thin layer of powder on top of all of the highlighted areas. This will help to avoid any creasing of the concealer and keep everything in place.
When you are contouring your face, you are creating “shadows”, so you want a bronzer that has more of a dark brown/gray tone as opposed to a orange-toned bronzer. To get this effect, you need a smaller contour brush to avoid applying too much bronzer or applying to too large of an area. I use the Morphe X Jaclyn Hill JH04 for this part because it has a narrow, angled surface that is perfect for carving out the hollows of my cheeks. To give you a guideline, suck in your cheeks, and follow that line with your brush and bronzer. Blend this in an upward motion. Next, apply bronzer along the hairline on your forehead and temples. Then, along the jawline and blend down into the neck. The last part to contour is your nose. I use a very small brush for this, and the technique varies for each person, but for me, I draw lines along the sides of my nose and try to round out the tip of my nose as well.
Blush - MAC Cosmetics Melba
Next, I add just a little blush to the outer portion of my cheekbones to give a bit more dimension and color. The shade melba is a shade that is close to my skin tone, but still makes a difference! You could also apply blush to the apples of your cheeks depending on the shape of your face.
Glowing Highlight - CoverFX Perfect Light Highlighting Palette (Similar product here)
To give a natural glow to my cheekbones and center of my face, I use the fourth shade in this highlighting palette. With a small brush, just apply a bit of highlighter to the tops of cheekbones, tip of nose, chin and a little on the center of the forehead. This step is optional, but as long as you apply a light amount, it will give your skin a beautiful glow in all the right areas!
Finishing Spray/Bottom Lash Mascara - Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist
To set this make up look, I spray the Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist all over my face and allow to dry. This spray keeps your make up in place, but also gives a beautiful moisturized look to the skin. After the spray is dried, I apply mascara to my bottom lashes to avoid any smudging onto the skin. (If this does happen, wait for the spot of mascara to completely dry and then use a cotton swab to remove. If you do this while mascara is still wet, it will smudge more and make a bigger mess, so just be patient!)
I hope you enjoyed this highlighting and contouring tutorial! Let me know any other make up or beauty tutorials or tips you’d like to see!