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Contour and Highlight with Kevyn Aucoin

Contour and Highlight with Kevyn Aucoin
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A well highlighted and contoured face is one of the keys to looking flawlessly finished! Using some of our favorite products from the iconic Kevyn Aucoin line, we're going to show you how to do just that!

Conceal Blemishes and Discoloration

Use the Etherealist Super Natural Concealer to cover blemishes, redness, and other discolorations. Apply using the wand, and blend with a sponge applicator to smooth imperfections.

Create Depth with Contour, Enhance with Highlight

With the Sensual Skin Enhancer, create shadows and contour in a deeper shade, and lighter shades to highlight. A good rule of thumb for shade picking is three shades deeper than your foundation for your contour, and three shades lighter for your highlighter.

Contour with a tapered powder brush underneath your cheekbones, under your jawline, and on the sides of your temples. Blend well.

Highlight with a fluffy eyeshadow brush or highlight brush on the brow bone, the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and center of the forehead and chin.

Add Color with Blush

Use a fluffy blush brush with the Pure Powder Glow Blush to apply a flush of color to the apples of the cheeks.

Set the Contour

With a fluffy brush or crease brush, set the contour using Matte Bronzing Veil. For a rich contoured look, apply bronzer in the crease of the eye, or from lash to crease for a more dramatic look.

Apply Highlight to Cheeks

Enhance your highlight with Guardian Angel Cream Highlight by applying to the tops of the cheekbones. You can use your fingertips or a synthetic flat brush to blend it in. Sensual Skin Liquid can also be used in the same way to give a similar effect.

Set the Highlight

Using Neo-Setting Powder and a fan brush, set your highlight for the ultimate sheen and glow. Apply to the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, center of the chin, cupid's bow, and center of the forehead.

Set Makeup with Loose Powder

Using a fluffy powder brush and the Gossamer Loose Powder set makeup with the translucent powder, tapping any excess off before application.

For more guidance on how to achieve this look check out SkinStore's Contour & Highlight with Kevyn Aucoin below!

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