Tips for the best face contouring make up

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The key to a great photograph is lighting but some clever contouring techniques and a few simple products can help you to look perfectly illuminated whenever a camera lens points your way. For fair or light skin tones, use the Sleek Make Up Face Form Contouring Kit available in fair or light. This is an easy-to-use handy kit which includes contour powder, highlighter and a blusher. Dark or medium skin tones will benefit from the Sleek Make Up Original Contouring Kit, featuring a silky contour powder and highlighter.

Prep your face

Before you start doing your make-up, use the L'Oreal Revitalift Pro Contouring System and keep using regularly to tighten your skin and create contours to make your face look like it is always lit up to perfection.

Foundation and powder

Use your normal foundation and then apply contouring powder just below your hairline, in the hollows of your cheeks, along your jaw bone, across the crease of your eyelids and down either side of your nose.

Apply your highlighter

Apply highlighter down the centre of your nose, on your chin, in the centre of your eyelids and a little above, and under your eyes and the areas directly next to your nose. Use blusher to accentuate your cheekbones and puff out those apples. Make sure you blend well to create a natural effect.

Tips for ‘Smokey Eyes’

For perfect party makeup, create smokey eyes by using a soft grey eyeshadow all over your eyelids. Highlight with a darker shade across the creases and a lighter shade just below your eyebrows and with a dot on the inner side of your upper lids to make your eyes really open wide. Don't forget to define your eyebrows to complete the look, but make sure to blend well to prevent getting the 'drawn-on' effect.

Define your eyes

Apply a good eyeliner to really define your eyes and add some drama ready for a night on the town or a big photoshoot. Pull your eyelids taught and then apply your liner in one smooth stroke. A smooth, dark line will create a really striking effect on your upper lids, but you could blend it if you want something a little subtler. Always blend the liner on your lower lids and don't be tempted to apply inside your lids as this will actually close up your eyes rather than widening them.

Perfect your poutFace Contouring Make up

Next, you need to create the perfect pout. Apply lipliner in the same shade as the lipstick you plan to wear and keep within the natural line of your lips to prevent a trout pout. Use a small, soft brush to fill in with lipstick and then apply a dot of shiny gloss to the centre of your lower lip for added plumpness. There you go! A beautifully contoured face that will ensure you look and feel like a star every time you have your picture taken.

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