drugstore contour
drugstore contour
drugstore contour

Contouring is one of those makeup steps that you either love or loathe. I’m not talking Kim K extreme face reshaping here although it does look that way in the photo above instead I’m more about enhancing your natural contours whilst adding a bit of colour and definition to your face. I’ve got some pretty podgy cheeks that result in a round face shape, to counteract this I like to faux up those cheekbones and create a more chiseled look with a bronzer and highlighter duo. Recently I’ve been upping the anti and trying out what the drugstore has to offer in terms of contour – not all glow getting products have to cost a month in rent ;)

To Highlight – aka step one. To mask those bags whilst lifting the area around your eyes, I opt for the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye. Naff packaging aside hello gunk city this does a kick ass job at counteracting any blue tones whilst being bright enough to lift the high points of your face. Along the centre of your nose and throughout that magic triangle under your eyes, this helps to awaken the areas whilst brining those sections of your face towards to light giving the impression of a more defined bone structure – oer!

To Contour – these days I wouldn’t be without a bit of bronzer. A step I rarely forgo I find the addition of a cool toned brown through the hollows of my cheeks makes the world of difference. My go to pick at the moment has been the Soap & Glory’s Solar Powder as the two toned palette gives you the option of contouring or bronzing you face. Currently I mix the two shades together and dust it throughout my cheeks, temple and under my jaw line for that defined look. The soft colour keeps the look natural yet gives that amplified structure to your face.