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How To: Cream Contour

contour, cream, urban decayContouring can be a little bit of a tricky technique to conquer. For me personally practicing was the only way to go!

With cream contouring you can achieve a natural or glam look. Using the right tools and contour shades can really make it look perfect 🙂

I share some helpful tips on how to conquer cream contouring;

1. Always go 2-3 shades darker with contour and 2-3 shades lighter for ‘highlight’

I’ve got quite a lot of different cream products that I use. A favourite of mine that I use to cream contour is the Contouring Stick from Models Prefer and also a recent purchase, the Australis AC on Tour Contouring and Highlighting Kit in Light and Medium. An alternative that is a smarter buy is to buy a favourite foundation stick in a darker shade or a lighter shade.

2. Use the right tools and blend, blend, blend!!

I like to switch between using a Beauty Blender or the Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques (wet) and also using the Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques. To conquer you’ve got to keep blending and just be patient with it!

I’ve had a time where I used way to dark of a cream shade but I just kept blending and eventually it blending into my skin so well it showed up as a really nice contour under the cheekbones.

3. Keep it hydrated

This is a technique I learnt from Instagram but spraying your face with finishing spray or even toner when blending your contour is a great way to prevent the makeup from being too cakey! If you like things to be dewy dropping a small amount of oil into your cream contour may help too.

Share some tips below on how you conquer cream contouring. 

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  • Great post lisa!! Ive never actually tried or used cream products to contour, im scared that it might get muddy.. but i really want to try the hourglass cream palette

  • I’m not really good at cream contour, the last tip is actually really great because my main issue is that the cream very quickly starts to look patchy and, oddly, almost a little bit drying on the skin after a few hours of wear!

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