Trend On Trial

Trend on Trial: easy contouring

Contouring is not make-up but transformative magic. It’s tough to master, but done well this dark art can define cheekbones on even the most cherubic of faces. The basic rule is that subtle shadows created with a taupe/ terracotta shade two tones darker than your natural complexion, along with the deft use of highlighter, bestows new dimensions to the face. Witness the finely chiselled cheekbones seen at Dsquared2, Armani and Alexander Wang. It’s a skill akin to sculpting, but can we harness the amazing powers of light and shade?

Anita Bhagwandas Stylist’s Beauty and Features Writer says:

Evie Leatham Stylist’s Beauty Director says:

Samantha Flowers, Stylist’s Beauty Editor Says:


This is about equality: sculpting the cheekbones we’d all have been born with in a fair world, and it only takes a few sweeps of a make-up brush. We’re hooked – just call us the Donatellos of the beauty world.

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