Facial Contouring like a Professional

I’ve had more disasters than successes when it comes to facial contouring.  Wishing I was blessed with the chiselled features of a model my face is instead full and round.  I know! we always covet what we don’t have.  But refusing to accept this I’ve shaded and highlighted over the years in the hope of improving on what nature gave me.

Most of the time I faced the natural sunshine and flourescent lights with harsh lines and thick layers that were not visible in my flattering mirror, really they weren’t!  And still I persisted. One day I would master the art of facial contouring and take 5 kilos off with makeup!

Persistence pays.  Under the wonderful guidance of a makeup guru I was instructed and the results were amazing and I know where I went wrong, I should have followed the most important principle of makeup: less is more.  Knowing exactly “where” to put the darker and lighter shades certainly helps too!

So follow us through a few easy steps and you too can have perfectly chiselled features in about 5 minutes without surgery.

The model we’ve chosen for this demonstration has a lovely round face, we’ve exaggerated the effect so you can see more clearly the placement of the product, however a lighter effect is recommended.

We used only three products to achieve this: ELES Mineral Finishing Duo Bronzer , ELES Mineral Sheer Veil in Porcelain and Mineral Matte Blush in Flirt

So lets get started: Apply your regular foundation first and allow to settle into the skin for five minutes.


Step One: Using a contouring brush apply a light layer of bronzer directly beneath the cheekbones, from the earlobes fading to the corners of the mouth.

Step Two:  Using a smaller brush, we recommend a large eyeshadow brush, apply a light application of bronzer directly down the outer contours of the nose and up towards the brow.

Step Three: Follow with a blended line sweeping across the eye contour crease to the outer eye and up towards the temples.

Step Four: Take a small amount of the Mineral Sheer Veil and apply in patting movements to the centre of the forehead above the nose and sweeping down the centre of the nose.

Step Five: Apply more Mineral Sheer Veil to the inner cheeks beside the nose and down under the nose on the upper lip

Step Six: Finish with a light dusting of blush on the apples of the cheeks.

Finally, to define the jawline and contour the neck, simply apply a light dusting of your bronzer with a large loose brush beneath the jawline and down the sides of the neck.

Voila!! Now you should have gorgeously defined and chiselled features like our model, and the added bonus is that your features are so beautifully defined and the most you’ll require to finish your makeup look is some eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss.  So good luck and get contouring!!

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