How to contour (and bronze, blush, & highlight) if you’re NOT a Beauty Guru

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Learning how to contour the face and still look natural can be intimidating. Throw bronzer, blush and highlight into the mix and you have a cocktail of confusion for many women. There are certain things that should be done (and shouldn’t be done) for certain face shapes as well as things that need to change once we get a little older. Since I don’t do the full-out Instagram/YouTube contouring and highlighting looks, I honestly never thought I would do a video on how to contour, etc. But I think I’ve been asked to do this type of video because I do these things the “non-YouTuber” way. My How to Apply Tarte Shape Tape If You’re Not a YouTuber video has been well received, so this video can continue the “if you’re not a YouTuber” series seamlessly.

This is my version of highlighting and contouring as well as blushing and bronzing. This isn’t a tedious cream contour video that takes a lot of time, energy and a huge learning curve to achieve. While I do use some brightening concealer after foundation under my eyes and in other areas, the majority of this makeup tutorial uses powder products to keep it simple and easy. I have to be out the door quickly in the morning. So the faster and easier I can contour, bronze, blush and highlight, the better. I hope you guys enjoy it this natural, everyday, easy tutorial on how to contour, etc. You don’t have to be a beauty guru for it to look good!

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  1. May 18, 2023 / 1:54 am

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  2. October 9, 2022 / 10:29 pm

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  3. Beth Snyder
    April 28, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Love your blog Stephanie!! Can’t wait to read your future posts!

    • Stephanie Marie
      April 30, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Beth!

  4. Anne
    April 23, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Which angled Mac brush did you use for the winged eye look? I think it was the 208, but I was not sure.


    • Stephanie Marie
      April 30, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Hi Anne, I use the MAC 266 brush. I think either will work just fine though if you already have the 208. 🙂

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