What is contouring?
Contouring is a technique used to define or re-shape areas of your face, like your cheekbones. To do this you usually use a powder or cream that is two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
What is highlighting?
Highlighting is a technique used to showcase features of your face where light would naturally hit, like your forehead, chin or bridge of your nose. Some highlighters have a sheen or shimmer to them to capture the light.
How do I know where to contour and highlight on my face?
Here is Bella Pierre’s guide to contouring for your face shape:
Step by Step instructions for the Bella Pierre contour and highlighting kit!
2 Mineral Contour Powders
2 Mineral Highlight Powders
1 Kabuki Brush
1. Base Foundation
Using the Bella Pierre Mineral Foundation provided, apply all over the face to give a clean blank canvas to work from.
In the kit you have been provided with a highlighting powder which will work as your highlighter, which focuses on brightening and emphasising your key features. Please refer to the face chart above to see which facial structure relates best to your features and then proceed to highlight as described. Using the brush provided, apply the highlighter from your lower eye lash line to the top of your cheek bone, filling in the area of skin in the middle (this should be quite a large surface area). Then go onto apply a small amount of the highlighter down the bridge of your nose, chin and your forehead. This will bring out your key features which usually appear dark and puffy to make them look brighter, healthier and fuller.
Once the highlighting has been completed, move onto the contour powder provided. This is your contouring shade and should be used to define your facial features. Precisely apply this foundation in a thin line to the lower half of your cheekbone working in a diagonal motion following to your ear. Go onto applying the contouring foundation in the same way to either side of the bridge of your nose, outer edges of your forehead, and along your jaw line to slim your chin.
Using the blending kabuki brush provided, blend the two shades on your face to create the subtle illusion of depth and dimension. This will make your face look sculpted and defined, while having a healthy, iridescent glow that will look flawless.