How to Contour and Highlight

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How to Contour and Highlight

Looking to learn how to contour and highlight? Check out this how to contour and highlight step-by-step guide from COVERGIRL® and Garret Hahn. Garret shares all his top tips and tricks, making it easy for you to achieve a flawless glow at home.

Prep

Step 1: Create your base

Choose a face primer like COVERGIRL's TruBlend Base Business, and spread the product evenly over your skin.

Step 2: Apply your foundation.

Use a beauty sponge to apply your foundation. We recommend TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation for this step.

Step 3: Set your foundation

Use COVERGIRL TruBlend Pressed Powder to set your foundation.

Contour & Blush

Step 1: Contour your cheekbones.

Dip your brush in one of our COVERGIRL Contouring Palette shades, and dust off excess powder. Imagine a line that runs from the tip of your ear to the corner of your mouth, and apply the contour shade across that line using circular motions.

Step 2: Contour your jawline, hairline and nose.

A wide angled brush is best for the jawline and hairline, while a smaller sized will suit the nose area.

Step 3: Sweep blush onto the apples of your cheeks.

Excess blush on the brush can be swept across your nose for a pretty finish.

Highlight

Step 1: Highlight your cheekbones

Use a tapered fluffy brush to dust a shade from TruBlend Super Stunner Highligher Palette over your cheekbones. Aim for the high points of your cheek. Layer other highlighter shades for extra shine.

Step 2: Add shine

Spray your brush with COVERGIRL Outlast Active All-Day Setting Mist and dip your brush into the highlighter. Spray the brush once more, and apply the highlighter to cheekbones. This step will add extra shine.

Step 3: Lock your look.

Use Outlast Active All-Day Setting Mist for a long-lasting, flawless contour look!