Beauty Tip Tuesday! - Highlighting And Contouring

Having a flawless base is something we all crave, it is the foundation of your whole make up so you want it to look perfect! We see our Instagram feeds flooding with different tutorials and tips of how to contour and highlight, some more extreme than others.  Whether its the use of excessive amounts of product, or overdoing it with harsh lines, wrong colour choices, and bad placement - there are so many things that can go wrong when it comes to highlight and contour but we’re here to help you!

We have simplified the steps to a flawless base with some basic Do’s and Don’ts.


  1. Highlight the high points of your face - the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow. These areas are where the sun will naturally hit and give you a subtle glow.  *Pro tip: If you would like to give your nose a slight lift then highlight above the tip.
  1. Contour using a slightly darker shade to your base to give definition and depth. To achieve chiselled cheekbones, simply suck in your cheeks, and use an angled brush to sweep the powder into the hollows using back and forth motions.  Contour can be different for everyone depending on your face shape and the desired look you’re wanting to achieve, so make sure you do some research into your face shape to achieve the best contour for you. 


  1. Overapply highlight! Sharp lines should be avoided and will leave your make up looking harsh and un-natural. 
  1. Forget to blend. Blending everything together is KEY and is essential to creating that flawless base we’re all after.


Contouring and highlighting doesn’t need to be done with multiple products, you can simply do this with a highlighter and bronzer! Try our LDUK beauty Bronze and Glow kit to create the perfect customisable contour for you. The 3 products included in this kit work amazingly together to create the perfect contoured and sun kissed complexion. Try mixing the bronzers together to create your perfect shade of bronze! 

The highlighter included in this kit is also the PERFECT creamy consistency to create a natural, dewy looking glow. 


Try our full range of highlighters here!

Looking for the perfect fluffy brush? Shop our large powder brush here!

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