Contouring make-up: Tips on contouring make-up
Contouring make-up: Tips on contouring make-up
In this article

Contouring make-up: Tips on contouring make-up


Bronzer is essential for contouring as it adds depth and shimmer.

Make-up artist Emily Rose says: "Blend bronzer beneath your cheekbones from your ear towards the corner of your lips and blend the line until the edges completely disappear. The darkest part of this shading should be at your ear."

Make-up pro Edel Finn says: "Look for lighter bronzers to contour if you are fairer skinned. Laura Mercier's Dune Bronze is very good for this.  

"Also invest in a good shape brush; Laura Mercier's Angled Cheek colour brush is a great buy. Never use blush shades of pink or plum to contour as they will ruin the wanted effect."

For three dimensional contours try mixing shades for depth of colour, or layer and contour from dark to light. We love RMK's vibrant colour trios.


Laura Mercier Dune Bronzer
MSRP: $40.00
Available from Sephora

Laura Mercier Angled Cheek Brush
MSRP: $48.00
Available from Nordstrom

RMK Mix Colors for Cheeks Trio
MSRP: USD $39.48
Available from

Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Decision-making: A guide for the indecisiveFatigue fighters: 8 foods that boost your energy
Indulgent chocolate cocktailsInterview with Eva Mendes: 2012
Latest… 2016/10/21
Long Hair Goals: 9 Tips To Make Your Hair Grow Faster
Slick to sleek: How to take care of greasy hair
Lowlights vs highlights
PRP injections: The Kim Kardashian blood facial
See all Beauty guides
Wedding updo | Beach wedding hairstyle video
See all Beauty videos