The Contour & Highlight Dream Team

IMG_2885thisFor those of us that want to add some definition to our faces and really draw out our features, highlighting and contouring products are our best friends. I’m not one to go for the heavy make-up look (or dramatically sculpt my face like Kim K!) For this reason, I go for more subtle-toned matte bronzers to contour with and avoid highlighters that make me look like a disco ball!

My bronzer of choice has got to be The Body Shop’s Honey Bronzer. The shade range is incredible, which means that you can choose exactly the right colour bronzer to prevent looking muddy, gray or like an oompa-loompa. As I have an olive-toned complexion, my shade of choice is 03 Medium Matte. I have used it every time I’ve applied make-up since I got it and I’m so surprised that I haven’t hit pan yet. 

To contour, I suck in my cheeks and sweep the product under where my cheekbones protrude. My top tip has to be to only apply a small amount of bronzer each time and gradually build it up. This will help you to gage the exact amount to apply so you can keep the look natural and subtle. 

Next up, my holy-grail highlighter. I’m gonna be real with you here and say that I never used to have time for highlighting when doing my make-up. I like to keep things really natural, and applying a load of shimmery glitter on the tops of my cheekbones didn’t appeal to me at all. I think this is because normal champagne-toned products looked too alien on my medium skintone. When I spotted MAC’s MSF in Global Glow I fell in love. It’s got a subtle iridescent golden shimmer to it and looks so pretty on the cheeks.

To apply, I pat a small amount of the powder onto the tops of my cheekbones. My top tip would be not to bring your highlight in too far under your eyes towards your nose. This would look unnatural and draw attention to your under eye area.

I hope this post might have inspired some of you guys that want to sculpt your face without caking on products or looking unnatural! What are your favourite contour products? Make sure you leave me a comment below 🙂


11 thoughts on “The Contour & Highlight Dream Team

  1. I have the Body Shop Honey Bronzer and I absolutely love it! For highlight I love the Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick in pink quartz! Great post 🙂 xx

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