While the notion of "contouring" has reached viral new heights thanks to the digital wonders of YouTube, makeup artists have been highlighting the peaks and hollows of clients' faces for centuries.
When it comes to achieving the chiseled cheekbones of the catwalk à la Dior spokesmodel Bella Hadid or Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl Ashley Graham, their makeup artist Vincent Oquendo advises starting with a cream contour and setting it with a bronzing powder for a seamless, long-lasting look. His must-have products for this include Kiko Sculpting Sticks and Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Bronzer & Illuminator. The best part? The Kiko sticks cost just $14.
Oquendo says he'll typically top the contour with Kiko Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter to the cheekbones, bow of the lip and brow bone using his fingers. For an added bonus, his powder over cream layering method makes everything stay put.
"Oftentimes, clients will say they are able to take a nap even in the makeup without it being ruined," he said.
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