Contouring For Pale Skin

Contouring isn’t something I got on board with for a long time, I was just way too scared to even attempt it with my super pale skin.


Honestly, I am so pale its ridiculous. So contouring was something that kinda frightened me because I thought it’d look like I’d just wiped mud across my cheeks. Alas, I was wrong. You just have to find the right products to contour with, and once you have, all is well. So for all you pale skinned gals out there, this ones for you.

Firstly, I have recently found the best product to contour with. The PS…Pro Small Blending Brush. I’d obviously seen the hype with the Artis Brushes, and wasn’t convinced. However, when I saw this in Primark for only £2.50, I didn’t see the harm in giving it a try. I originally thought I would use it for blending out concealer but then realised actually its perfect for contouring. As for the product I use for contouring itself, I use my super trusty NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe. Although its classed as a blush, its the perfect shade for contour as it doesn’t have any red undertones. So I just dip my brush in the pan, suck my cheeks in (lol) and swipe it across my cheekbones. Obviously then its blending timmeeeee!

Personally, I like to use a damp RT sponge to blend it out as it just works nicely, but you could use your foundation brush. Once thats blended out, I like to go over the top with some bronzer just to make sure I actually have some colour in my cheeks. Personally, I’ve found one of the best bronzers for my pale skin has been the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. For this I use my dupe of the NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush to dust it across my cheeks. Again, this doesn’t have much of a red undertone to it which means it really hollows the cheekbones and gives a lovely bronze.

What products do you use to contour with?

– Lucy

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