The Beauty Forum: How To Contour


At BG HQ, it’s safe to say 99.9% of the ladies in the office are pretty obsessed with the Kardashian clan’s contoured look…not to mention Caitlyn’s. Contouring is a genius hack for accentuating your best features, but can feel intimidating to some. How, exactly, is it done?

That’s why we’re super excited to announce a new blog series, The Beauty Forum! Lunch is always a good thing. A time to get up from the desk, walk outside, meet the BF/GF for a quick bite, or gab with co-workers. This joyous hour got even better last Monday when the ladies of the Beauty Concierge department launched The Beauty Forum, a new in-house beauty fête: an hour in the day to discover new makeup techniques, achieved step-by-step on one b-glowing staff member each week.


How To Contour


First up, is the fabulous Danielle. We started with a makeup mise en place by lining up all the colors we’d need. For shadows, we used a dark cream and a sculpting powder for touch ups. For highlighting, we used a trusted concealer, and a light cream foundation for brightening. Don’t forget a translucent setting powder to seal the deal. The best part about contouring is that you can use all different consistencies of products and shades to decide how dramatic you want your look to be.



On top of a layer of skin-matching foundation, we took our applicator and dabbed a line of the dark cream in the shadow of the cheekbone, on the temples, under the chin and put a little on the sides of the nose. Then we took our concealer and drew lines on the areas that needed to be covered, and followed that by dabbing the light foundation generously on the parts of Danielle’s face we wanted to accentuate. Next, we took our beautyblender and got to work, blending and smoothing out the creams to reveal an evenly airbrushed look that played up Danielle’s bone structure in the way only contouring can.

Finally, we added a light sweep of sculpting powder under her cheekbones for added definition, and sealed in the liquid coverage with a translucent setting powder. In just a few quick steps, Ms. Danielle looked like her name started with the letter ‘K’.  



PRO TIP: Applying translucent powder with a small brush in just your t-zone allows for a dewy natural glow when contouring.


Once you achieve your own contoured look, post a photo to Instagram with hashtag #bglowing so we can see your gorgeous, accentuated features.


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