A great face contour is about as close to magic as you can get in your daily life. Instead of a magic wand, pick up a contour brush. Just a few swipes of a sculpting contour cream and a bit of blending later and you can suddenly—almost instantly—look as if you have super sharp cheekbones, an amazingly defined jawline, and more. That’s why contouring is considered a makeup “trick.”
In addition to the basics, you also have the option of exploring contour makeup trends, like the viral social media rainbow contour and soft sculpting. Some of these contouring trends and techniques are extremely eye-catching (in the best way), while others offer a totally natural-looking result. Either way, the end game is the same: playing up your unique facial features for your favorite makeup look yet.
At NYX Professional Makeup, we have all the contour makeup you need to define your face. You can reach for a liquid contour, like Can't Stop Won't Stop Contour Concealer, to sculpt your cheekbones and jaw. The long-wear concealer has a blendable, matte formula to help you contour to perfection. It’s also available in shades to suit a wide range of skin tones. For an instantly sculpted contour, try our fan-fave Wonder Stick. This dual-ended cream product has a contour stick on one end and a face-brightening highlighter on the other—it’s perfect for touching up on the go. To approach contouring like a true pro, opt for our all-in-one contour palette: Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette. Packed with eight (refillable!) shades, it has everything you need to chisel every last spot.
With so many contour makeup options, it’s easy to embrace your inner makeup artist and master contouring. It also helps that our best contour makeup is simple to use (even for face-sculpting beginners); it applies easily and blends beautifully into the skin.