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).
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!
* Denotes products sent for consideration. I only feature products I love 🙂
Leave your comment (22 comments)
Hi loved your video! Can you or anyone let me know where that gold ring is from? Need need need 🙂
It’s actual a custom ring – a yellow sapphire if you want something similar.
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 artist’s hat and did someone else’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 🙂
I’m hoping to get some different faces on my channel 🙂 Keep your eyes peeled for that.
What’s your lip color? The completed look is lovely 🙂
It’s Urban Decay Lipliner in Illegal topped with MAC Pure Zen Lipstick 🙂
whats the lipstick that you’re wearing :)?
Urban Decay Lipliner in Illegal topped with MAC Pure Zen Lipstick! x
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! 😀
I used the Chanel cream bronzer in this tutorial:
Hope that helps 🙂
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!
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.
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 🙂 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.
I demonstrated this eyeliner shape in my Prom/Graduation makeup tutorial:
I paired it with some matte taupes in the crease.
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!
Hmm no, I don’t know of a drugstore dupe of Omega. Do you have the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette by any chance? Buck is a decent alternative.
Have you try Inglot’s sculpting powders? I’m very intrigued and want to know your thoughts. Thanks!
Not yet but I’ll check them out next time I’m at Inglot!
I’m so glad someone else has experienced undereye highlighting creating a puffy look. I thought I was the only one!
Yep! Makes sense – if you have any puffiness, a highlight will only draw attention to it.
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…
As far as I can recall, I don’t think I’ll tried the L’Oreal Sculpt?
As for hyper pigmentation – are you wearing a high SPF daily?