Wednesday, 22 August 2012

How To Contour Using Blusher

Learning how to contour your face using blusher is such a nifty trick and a real example of where you can use make up to change your appearance quite considerably. With a quick sweep of a blusher brush you can give the illusion of higher cheekbones,  a thinner face and glowing good health, whats not to love?
Here is a quick tutorial I have put together showing how I do mine.

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You will need
I used
A matte bronzer
A rose coloured blush
A highlighter cream
2 x blusher brushes
1 x foundation brush

Step One
Take your bronzer and sweep it in a curve from the bottom of your cheek following the hollow of your cheekbone up until your hairline. I take this up to the hairline so it doesn't abruptly stop.

Step Two
Take your blusher and sweep it on the apples of your cheeks. If you smile widely you will see where these pads are. This will add colour and make your make up look more contoured and finished.

Step Three
Take your foundation brush and blend in any hard lines and soften the contour edges.

Step Four
Take your highlighter and dot 3-4 spots on the highest part of your cheekbones. This will give the illusion of higher cheekbones and make the light bounce off at the most angular part of your face.

Step Five
Easy peasy face contouring!

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  1. Finally...a straightforward tutorial that uses products that everyone can afford!
    I laughed at the Boy George reference, think there's a few of us that picked up tips from him.
    I'm a GFC follower of your blog and already follow Barry M on Twitter.
    Kirsten x

  2. I didn't know how to contour until a while ago, I can't live without it now though! Great mini-tutorial im sure loads of people will find this really helpful xxx

  3. Oh wow awesome! Will need to give this a try :) will help with my mature student id lol

  4. Thanks for posting this tutorial. I have heard of contouring but never knew how to do it. Love, Love, Love, the trick for the double chin!

  5. Thank you! That was brilliant - I sometimes end up looking like a clown and have to re-do my blusher. I'll be practising later. (Especially like the bit about the double chin trick). :)

  6. Oh wow this is great, thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for the giveaway too - I'm following via GFC and following Barry M on Twitter (letsgetwilde) xx

  7. Great tutorial and give away :-)

  8. I've always avoided bronzers due to their sparkly orangey-ness, so who would have thought you could get a matt bronzer! I'm enlightened & will most certainly be having a go at this! Thanks x

  9. Love this, love blusher, it's my desert island beauty product as without it people always tell me I look ill...charming!!! :o) x

  10. Follow this blog and Barry M already :) x

  11. Wowzers! I tried this technique out yesterday, and again today, and it really works! Every time I catch my reflection as I pass a mirror I can really notice the difference in my face! Three cheers, Betty B.

  12. The winner of this giveaway chosen by Random number generator is Sarah (letsgetwilde) Congratulations. Please e-mail me with your address so I can send you your blusher x


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