Highlighting and contouring doesn’t have to be hard, noticeable or even dramatic. Strobing isn’t for everyone, in fact I know a TON of people that prefer a more natural looking makeup. I would also like to put out there that I am very pale these days so most contour palettes don’t exactly suite my coloring anymore. Luckily I have come across the Youngblood Contour Palette and It is pretty amazing.
This palette comes complete with 3 highlight shades and 3 contour shades. The shades are perfection for those with fair skin, and honestly I think that the darkest shade will actually suit medium skin tones as well. Each shade as 2.5 grams of product and that is actually a TON.
The powders are dense in the pan but are very smooth and pigmented. When you run the brush across the pan there is just about no powder dust kick up, which is awesome. When I run my finger across the pan I pick up a smooth, creamy swatch of color. I just can’t say enough things about the Youngblood Contour Palette.
There are three basic steps I use in my highlighting and contouring routine and they are super simple so I am going to run you through them really quickly.
Brightening the center of the face is actually a crucial part of my process. I have been applying concealer to the center part of my face and I take a slightly brighter shade than my skin tone to set the concealer.
This is a step that most people know about. Contouring the hollows of the cheeks, the jaw line, sides of the forehead, and the bridge of the nose. When you are using the right shade of contour and blend really well you wont even be able to see the lines. You will just look sculpted and perfect.
Adding beautiful highlight to the tops of your cheeks and down the center of your nose really adds to the contoured effect without looking drastic.
If you like that naturally defined look then you definitely need to check out the Youngblood Contour Palette. You can find it on the brand’s website as well as at Beauty Bridge.
Tell me in the comments below: Do you have any fabulous highlighting and contouring tricks? I would love to hear them.
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