Anyone can do it, we swear. 

Contouring and highlighting seem like make-up techniques better left to the experts. But, our head make-up trainer, Bijon Burepaga, has simplified the process in this video.

Have you always wanted more prominent cheekbones? He’s got an easy trick up his make-up brush. Want a sharper nose? His technique is faster, better (and cheaper!) than plastic surgery.

Here’s what you need to do:

SHADOW PLAY

  • Dip an angled brush into a contouring powder, a couple of shades darker than your skintone.
  • Make a stark line from the top of your ears to the corner of your lips.
  • Next, blend in upward circular motions to blur any sharp lines and make the shadows appear as natural as possible.
  • Use a blending brush to blend further towards your nose.
  • Apply contouring powder on the sides of your forehead and remember to blend it into the hairline. There should be no visible line between the hair and the skin.
  • For the nose, apply contouring powder on both sides of the nose, leaving the centre clean.
  • Blend the product using an upward and downward movement with your blending brush.

WALK INTO THE LIGHT

  • Before highlighting, observe your face in the light. Wherever the light reflects off your face—usually it’s the forehead, above your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and chin—–that’s where you apply your highlighting product.
  • To highlight the area around your eye socket and above your cheekbones. Imagine a ‘C’ shape between your brow and your cheekbone and apply the highlighter there.
  • Next, highlight the area below your brows to define their shape and make them pop out.
  • To make your eyes look brighter and more awake, add a tiny bit of highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes, near your tear ducts.
  • Dab a little more highlighter on your forehead, nose bridge and chin.

CHEAT SHEET

  • To add contours, blend below your cheekbones
  • To add highlights, blend above your cheekbones
  • To add blush, blend on your cheekbones

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