We are totally obsessed with getting the perfect contour and highlight like all these flawless Instagram models. Seriously, how do they get that perfect, sculpted look? Keep reading to find out!
Correctly applied contouring and highlighting can make you look so much thinner — seriously, it can make you look more than ten pounds thinner! And who isn’t searching for an instant weight loss solution, sans all the hard work in the gym, not to mention giving up our favorite goodies? That’s why makeup is a girl’s best friend. (We’ll start that diet on Monday, swear.)
Well, at PHAMExpo, we got a chance to talk to Brittany Bear, known on Instagram for her amazing contouring skills, who was hanging out with the beautiful bellas at Bellami Hair. (If you’re wondering why Bellami sounds so familiar, they’re the most trusted name in hair extensions, and even carry Kylie Jenner‘s line of hair extensions!) Brittany dished that her favorite product for contouring is Anastasia Beverly Hills Original Contour Kit.
She told us she also really loves Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Contour Palette, but says that it’s better for drier skin, as it can tend to break apart on oilier skin. She also let us in on a little secret that if you want the most on-point contour, you should layer a cream contour underneath a powder contour. So if you have the time, or you’re going to a special event, go all out with the creams and powders, girl!
How To Contour & Highlight Your Face
The best way to apply contouring to really thin and sculpt your face is to start at your ear, and go to about the center of your cheekbone, below your eye. To really see the best place to apply your darkest shade, suck your cheeks in like you’re sucking on a straw. Remember, you want this shading to be blended — harsh lines need not apply.
Now that you’ve contoured, we must highlight. You know we gotta get those cheekbones to light up that room! Yasss, queen! Simply apply your highlight shade to the very tops of your cheekbones, and you’re ready to shine on. Highlight on so much fleek.