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Best Drugstore Highlighter & Contour

Sculpt and define your face with contour and highlighter from CVS. Contouring and highlighting brings out and sculpts your unique features. Knowing how to contour is a skill you can use to change or enhance the shape of your face. Contour is a few shades darker than your skin tone and creates a shadow, making it look like your face is smaller and chiseled. Contour is put beneath your cheek bones, on the border of your face, and on your nose. There are a few different types of contour. There are contour sticks, cream contour, and contour powder. No matter the form, you will get the effect you are looking for. The key is blending, to ensure that there are no obvious lines on your face. If you are using a cream contour, blend it out seamlessly with a beauty sponge or kabuki brush.

Highlighter is meant to bring your features forward. Places you would highlight are your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, the brow bone, and your cupids bow. Highlighter comes in different textures as well, including powder highlighter, cream and liquid highlighter, and highlighter sticks. If you are looking to really glow, layer a powder highlighter on top of a liquid highlighter! This will enhance your highlight and would finish off a full glam makeup look.

How to Contour

Contouring your face is not as hard as you may think it is! First, you will want to apply a foundation to even out your skin tone. Contouring your face without foundation on is much more difficult since you’re skin tone may be uneven. Your contour shade shade should be a few shades darker than your skin tone, in order to create a shadow effect. Apply your contour in the shape of a 3, starting by your hair line, bringing it in towards your cheekbones, and then along your jaw line. Repeat this process on the other side of your face as well. Once applied, if using liquid or cream contour, use your fingers or a makeup tool to blend in the product. If you used contour powder, then just blend in the product with a fluffier brush.

How to Highlight Your Face

Highlighting your face is optional. But, if you are looking for a glowy makeup look, then highlighter is a must! If you want a more subtle look, you should use a powder highlight. Gently dip your brush into the highlighter and with a light hand, swipe the product on the tops of your cheekbones. This will create a natural looking highlight. But, you can always layer up the highlighting powder to get a more intense look. If you are looking for a full-glam blinding highlighter, you should use a liquid highlighter. Liquid highlighter is much more intense. To apply it, you can either use your finger or a makeup sponge to tap the product into your skin. Remember – a little goes a long way.

To contour dark skin, you will focus on the highlighting aspect and use your beautiful, rich skin to your advantage. You will want to use a highlight stick – a matte one. This should be a few shades lighter than your skin tone. Apply the highlight stick underneath your eyes in the shape of a large “V”, highlight in between your eyebrows, on your chin, down your nose, and in the area between your cheek bone and jawline – leaving the area where you would apply contour, open. From there, blend away and make sure to set the highlight with a translucent powder. By doing this, you essentially are reverse contouring – as you are carving out the highlighted areas instead of the shaded areas.

Shop the best drugstore highlighter & contour in various formulas and shades at CVS – start exploring now!


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