Makeup Basics: How To Contour And Highlight


Hello, Beautiful! Want to learn how to contour and highlight like a pro? Hairstylist and makeup artist for Mary Cates Salon, Michael Simpson, shows us how to add definition and lift to our cheeks. The products he’s using are from the Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals line, and are very forgiving and easy to blend. This gives a natural look, not a color-by-number look like some other lines that require a lot more precision. Before the video, the model (also a hairstylist and makeup artist, Meggie Hagan) had already applied foundation and eye makeup. This contouring and highlighting technique is so light and airy, it is meant to be applied over the foundation and a setting powder. Meggie uses Bare Minerals foundation and then sets with Bare Skin perfecting veil. This preps the skin for the contouring by removing any excess shine and evening out skin tone and texture. Stop by the beauty bar at Mary Cates Salon and we’ll help you choose the shades right for you!


Written by Michelle McDowell for Mary Cates Salon. Michelle is wife to one lucky guy and mom to three of the best kids ever! If you have any questions about the blog, would like to contribute to our site, or leave a testimonial, contact us here. We'd love to hear from you!