Convinced contouring is a crafty trick reserved exclusively for the A-list? Not so. Pro makeup artist Kelly Bilimoria shows us how it’s done on LIV reader Natasha.
Step 1: Start off by creating a flawless base using foundation, a good primer and concealer where necessary. For a sheerer finish, mix your foundation and primer together before applying.
Step 2: Next, apply your eye makeup of choice – shadow, liner, mascara – and fill in brows as necessary to frame your eyes.
Try: Suratt Beauty Liner, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
Step 3: To identify where to contour, take a brush and place it against the hollow of your cheek. You should be contouring just above this line.
Step 4: Use the brush and your contouring powder to gradually shade in the area, blending the colour upwards as you go.
Try: Sleek Contour Palette in Medium (available from Luxola)
Step 5: How to set off the perfect contour? A good highlighter. Using a different brush, sweep highlighting powder over the tops of cheekbones and up the temples for a 3D effect.
Step 6: Finish your look with a swish of lipstick or gloss, and you’re ready to take on the town!
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s July-Liv 2015 issue.
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