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How to create epic cheekbones using cream highlight and contour! Lots of great contour & highlight recommendations for all skintones and tips and tricks I’ve discovered to achieve chiselled bone structure that looks natural and believable 😉 You could incorporate this tutorial into your prom makeup or any evening event – it pictures beautifully!

If you want to know more about contour placements for different face shapes, I thoroughly discuss this topic in my Powder Contour Tutorial.

Two things to note if you’re going for epic sharp contouring:
1) It registers better in the evening
2) Ideally, wear your hair out. The face framing layers will create natural shadows that enhance your contour (I wore my hair up so my mane didn’t interfere with the tutorial lol).

Final Look

Cream Contour & Highlight Tutorial

Nail Polish I’m wearing in this tutorial

Nil… Nails are such a chore for me. Anyone else?

Complete List of Products Mentioned

Ellis Faas – Concealer in S202

Viseart – Camouflage Palette 01 (not used)

Giorgio Armani – High Precision Retouch Concealer in 3

Illamasqua – Cream Pigment in Hollow (not used)

Senna – Face Sculpting Kit 1

MAC – Eyeshadow in Omega

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Face Powder in Piano Forte*

Kevyn Aucoin – Sculpting Powder in Medium (not used)

Chanel – Joues Contraste in Notorious

Illamasqua – Blush in Lover

The Balm – Mary Lou Manizer Highlight*

Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray*

 

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial 🙂 I mentioned the concept ages ago and had many requests!

xxkarima

* Denotes products sent for consideration. I only feature products I love 🙂

 

Complete list of products mentioned

Ombre Nudes Eye Palette
Ombre Nudes Eye Palette
Joues Contraste
Joues Contraste
Mary-Lou Manizer
Mary-Lou Manizer
Setting Spray
Setting Spray
Face Sculpting Kit
Face Sculpting Kit
Cream Pigment
Cream Pigment
Concealer
Concealer
Neutral Palette
Neutral Palette
Powder Blush
Powder Blush
Eyeshadows
Eyeshadows
Sculpting Powder
Sculpting Powder
Precision Retouch Concealer
Precision Retouch Concealer
* Denotes products sent for consideration. Iโ€™m always honest with my reviews :)

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  1. You look absolutely gorgeous here! I was watching some of your older videos and I saw a couple where you kind put on a makeup artistโ€™s hat and did someone elseโ€™s makeup. Is it possible for you to do something similar on a darker skintone? I will be more than happy to volunteer myself as tribute ๐Ÿ™‚
    Avanti
    xxx

  2. I would be interested to see how you use Chanel’s soleil tan de chanel, because I have my eye on it but I don’t want to purchase it and it look like I have become a orangutan because it doesn’t suit my colouring. Or because I am applying it wrong, so that kind of video would be greatly appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I would love to know what color you dye you hair if you do. I love that it is a cool brown. For some odd reason my brown shade are pulling an orange color and it is driving me crazy. Love your tutorial!

    1. Hey Jen,
      Much of my hair is actually my natural colour, which is an ash brown. It’s tricky to achieve in a salon because hair dye is generally formulated with bleach, which pulls the hair warm.
      x

  4. Lovely tutorial! Also your eye makeup is flawless as always. I would be sooo happy if we could also get a tutorial on the eyes ๐Ÿ™‚ I have my graduation party on two weeks time and I think this look would be perfect with the dress I have and the hairdo I’m planning to make.

  5. Another great tutorial, as always. Do you have a drugstore dupe for Mac’s Omega? I tried NYX Taupe, but I find that it is still a little pink for my taste. Thanks in advance!

  6. Karima! Nice work with the pictures of your products at the bottom of the post! Love it, 10/10 addition to your blog.

    I had a question, what are your thoughts on the Infallible Sculpt cream-to-powder contouring palette by L’Oreal?

    Also do you have any experience with chemical peels -causing- hyper-pigmentation? Trust me, I’ve researched it and I specifically chose one (salicylic/mandalic combo) that treats hyper-pigmentation and if anything it’s just made things worse…