We tell you which products will help you master this make-up technique.
This is a Marie Claire promotion Sculpting and contouring has seen a real rise in popularity over the last few seasons. Initially used by professionals to get models ready for the runway and celebrities prepped for awards ceremonies or photo shoots, it’s become something that regular women try copy at home.
That’s hardly surprising when stars such as Kim Kardashian post before, mid-way and after shots on their Instagram and Twitter pages. She doesn’t always have razor-sharp cheekbones, you know.
For anyone who’s still unsure of what contouring actually is, it’s a technique that involves blending different liquid products, bronzers and highlighters to add definition and structure to different areas of the face. Because of this, it’s notoriously one of the trickiest trends to master.
But all of your beauty prayers are about to be answered as we’ve come up with a way to help you achieve a sculpted look that won’t take hours to perfect.
Firstly, you'll need a clean and clear base to work from. We recommend warming Clarins True Radiance Foundation SPF15 with your hands before smoothing over your face, from nose to cheeks and then forehead.
Next, take Clarins Bronzing Duo SPF15 Mineral Powder Compact and lightly shade your cheekbones, around the temples and along the jawline. Follow this with a few strokes of Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector at the temples before moving on to the bridge of your nose and cupid's bow. Be sparing with this product, one application is enough to conceal any dark shadows and imperfections. Blend into the skin gently using your fingertips.
If you want to add a final rosy flourish to your newly chiselled complexion, swirl a small amount of the creamy Clarins Multi-Blush on the apple of your cheeks.
And there you have it, a contoured look that's worthy of the red carpet in as little as 15 minutes.
For more beauty inspiration click here.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
The leading destination for fashion, beauty, shopping and finger-on-the-pulse views on the latest issues. Marie Claire's travel content helps you delight in discovering new destinations around the globe, offering a unique – and sometimes unchartered – travel experience. From new hotel openings to the destinations tipped to take over our travel calendars, this iconic name has it covered.
Taylor Swift reveals when she actually started dating Travis Kelce - and why she's refusing to hide their relationship
She's opening up about it *all*
By Jadie Troy-Pryde
Forget the South of France in summer, winter’s the time to go
By Penny Goldstone
The biggest dating trends for 2024 might just get you back on the apps
Feeling jaded by modern dating? Take a look at this
By Lauren Hughes