How I Cream Contour

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How I Cream Contour

This post is something I’ve been meaning to do because I’ve been asked numerous of times on how I cream contour. Cream contouring isn’t something many people can do because it’s tedious and you have to make sure you’re doing it right. Otherwise, you look like a hot mess. I will be honest with you, it took me a year to master down the cream contouring. It wasn’t something I was able to do for a while because I wasn’t blending correctly. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how I cream contour by sharing with you a tutorial. I will explain each step of my process when it comes to cream contouring. 

When it comes to cream contouring you want to make sure you’re using a great a cream contouring palette. My favorites are for sure the Anastasia Beverly Hills and Makeup Revolution. Which are ones I use on my own clients when they want cream contour. 

How I Cream Contour

How I Cream Contour

Step 1: You want to make sure you’re using a good moisturizer and primer before applying your foundation. 

Step 2: Select a foundation that is light weight because when you cream contour, you’re adding layers of products onto your face and you definitely don’t want to look cakey or have heavy looking makeup.

How I Cream Contour

Step 3: Blend out your foundation with a beauty blender or kabuki brush. My favorite brush to use is the Elf Ultimate Blending Brush. 

Step 4: Make sure your foundation looks even and blended. 

How I Cream Contour

Step 5: This is where I like to do my concealer a.k.a highlight first. Make sure you blend out the concealer until it looks even. 

How I Cream Contour

Step 6: Now that I’ve done my highlighting I want to start the contouring. For today’s look, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour. I used the Sigma Beauty F61 brush (Angled Cream Contour) by far my favorite brush to use. 

How I Cream Contour

Step 7: Blend blend blend with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Some people like to use a beauty blender or strippling. 

Step 8: Once I’m done blending my contour, I like to bake under my eyes because I do get oily. I also use a matte face powder all over to make sure that my makeup stays matte all day, again because I am oily. 

How I Cream Contour

How I Cream Contour

After I’m done with baking and adding the face powder, I like to use my powder contouring palette to sharpen the look even more. A great tip to remember when you’re doing the powder contour, add some translucent powder underneath the contour to “bake” and clean up the contour. Make sure you apply setting spray after you’re done with your makeup so it lasts all day. Down below you can find my favorite contouring products. 

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