How to sculpt your face like a pro

Sculpting your face with makeup products has the ability to mimic perfect lighting on your skin. The Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio contains three shades for contouring, highlighting and bronzing the complexion. The creamy consistency of the crayons ensures they are easy to blend and can be used for either a dramatic or sheer look.


Contouring create the illusion of defined cheekbones, a sculpted jawline and the perfect nose shape without the need for nip and tuck. Your contour shade should be cool toned with grey undertones to create the illusion of shadow, depth and dimension.


Bronzers are warmer with more of an orange undertone than contour colours. Apply your bronzer slightly higher than your contour to add warmth to your complexion and eliminate harsh lines by blending the contour and highlight together.


Highlighters work to illuminate certain parts of the face. Depending on your face shape, highlighter should be applied where the light naturally hits; including the cheekbones, along the nose, centre of the forehead, on the cupids bow and around the chin.

TOP TIP: To cover dark circles under the eyes create a triangular shape with a yellow toned, creamy highlighter.

Words: Frances van Eeden