How To: Contour Your Face

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how to contour your face

Happy Friday y’all!

Contouring is one of my favorite things to do (other than my foundation) in my makeup routine. I think it’s so neat how your faces dimensions can stand out with a touch of bronzer, and your skin can look healthy and luminous with a hint of highlight. Thanks to Maybelline, I can show y’all exactly how to contour your face to define all of those amazing features!

foundation and contour palette from maybelline

These are the two of the three main products you can grab from Maybelline to get the look I create. It’s affordable, it’s easy, and I mean what’s better than that!?

maybelline dream velvet foundation

I like to start with my Dream Velvet Foundation, and this little Dream Velvet Blender.The blender blends the foundation in flawlessly. It’s a must have tool to get a smooth foundation finish! I like to typically do two layers for full coverage. This foundation is a serious favorite… it has a hydrating matte formula that dries to a velvet smooth finish. I like how easily it goes on my skin, as it serves as the perfect base before any contouring takes place. This foundation is ideal for normal to combo skin. For best results, dampen the blender, and apply the gel whipped foundation. (It also keeps your skin hydrated for 12 hours, score!!)

contour palette by maybelline contour your nose to look slim contour your cheek bones

Now on to the fun part!

The Maybelline Master Contour palette makes it super easy on you, providing you with the three necessities. I first begin with the bronzer. I take the small brush it comes with to contour the sides of my nose. This gives your nose a slimming look. I then take a contour brush and begin sculpting out my cheekbones. This is my favorite because I can see such a difference in the way my face looks. I also bring it up to my forehead, where my temples are. cheek bones on sleek with blush

Step two of the contour palette, blend in your blush! The color in this palette is a pretty pink color that is perfect for everyday. After you put on your bronzer, apply your blush to enhance your rosy cheeks!

highlight with maybelline contour palette highlight your face for a glow

Step 3: Add a glow to your skin. I use my fingers because I just think it’s easier… and I put it on the top of my cheekbones and on the bridge of my nose. Your skin is glowing and contoured in all the right places after this step!

This palette is my go to and perfect for on the go.

use maybelline eye shadow detailed mascara shot

If you really want to make this most out of this palette, I like to use it on my eyes too. I take the bronzer to blend in my crease, and the highlight color on the base of my lid. It’s seriously so easy and you can do so much with this little palette.

contoured face overview how to contour your face

And that’s the look!! I hope this helps those in need of learning to contour, or just a fun read about a new product for those who love contouring… You can find these products in Walmart in the cosmetics section. Here’s a photo to help:

maybelline in store photo

What is your favorite Maybelline product!?

Thank you pretties for reading! Have a fabulous weekend!


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  1. Annaliese wrote:

    I absolutely love contouring! It’s such an important part of my daily makeup routine. 🙂 Love learning a little bit more about how you contour!

    xoxo A

    Posted 1.22.16 Reply
  2. Amy wrote:

    Where was this when I tried (and failed) to do my own make up for Winter Formal back in high school?! Thank you for sharing this! (:

    Amy |

    Posted 1.22.16 Reply
  3. marly wrote:

    I love how you used this palette on your eyes as well. I always have the same thoughts and try to get the most out of my makeup. Your final look was so fresh and glowy. BTW you’re eyebrows look amazing. What products do you use?

    Posted 1.23.16 Reply
  4. I love the maybelline matte and poreless foundation! I’ve been curious about these two products too! Thanks for the review and demo!


    Posted 1.23.16 Reply
  5. This is awesome! I’ve been wanting to learn how to contour. I definitely need to invest in a palette.


    Posted 1.23.16 Reply
  6. Jenny wrote:

    I’m not very good at contouring so I definitely needed this haha.
    Thank you 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

    Posted 1.23.16 Reply
  7. Elana wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to contour. Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

    Posted 1.23.16 Reply
  8. I am all about drugstore products – and Maybelline makes some of my favorites! Was great to see this contouring guide, will definitely be looking back to this come summer time.

    Pick Your Beau

    Posted 1.24.16 Reply
  9. Jordyn wrote:

    For a party or special occasion I love the look of contouring but I am just not brave enough to try on my own (I feel like I would end up looking so freakish). I do love when they contour my skin at Sephora though!!!

    Posted 1.25.16 Reply
  10. Contouring is something that I’ve always been intrigued about, but I’m also super nervous to try. I don’t know much about makeup, and by watching and seeing tutorials like this, I can tell that the process is pretty involved. I love that you also used the palette on your eyes! I always get inspired by how people get creative with makeup. I’m so basic when it comes to mine.

    Posted 1.26.16 Reply
  11. I love that you use it for your lids too – it’s so diverse!

    Posted 1.26.16 Reply

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