How I Contour and Highlight

contour before and after
It’s no secret that I love to highlight and contour. I enjoy the precess because I can achieve a slimmer, healthier look overall. I love that I can bring back color to my face, especially now during winter that my skin tone is a shade lighter than it regularly is. I also included in this post all the dupes to some of my higher end products. I always alternate between brands because I’m a firm believer that you can recreate any look no matter what your budget is. Just go out there and have fun! Enjoy my tutorial!


Products used and affordable drugstore alternatives/dupes
Before I began, I applied my Neutrogena Shine Control makeup in Fresh Beige (70) with a stippling brush from MAC
Concealer:
Make Up Forever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
Revlon Colorstay 03 Light Medium
Setting Powder:
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
Airspun Loose Face Powder “Translucent”
Bronzer (both are matte):
Bobbi Brown Golden Light 1
N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder “Sunny”
Highlight:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft and Gentle
I also LOVE NARS “Albatross” because it has absolutely no pink!
Milani Illuminating Face Powder “Hermosa Rose 2″
Lips:
Maybelline Vivids “Pink Pop”
NARS Lipgloss in Orgasm

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BeforeAfterDulce Candy
Revlon Colorstay dulcecandy
PicMonkey Collage
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TOOLS:
Beauty Blender/ Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge
Sigma Large Eyeshadow brush used for contouring around the nose.
MAC 163 -Great brush to achieve chiseled cheekbones!
Sigma Small Contour F05
Sephora PRO Precision Powder #59
Random large eyeshadow brush (bought from ebay a few years back in a pack of 20)
Sephora PRO Precision Blush brush #73 (One of my all time favorite brushes because it’s quite versatile)
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beauty blender
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Comments

  1. ouuuuuuuuu I like your new style of blogpost <3 Keep it up Dulce <3 You're awesome <3

  2. Completely AMAZING transformation. Beautiful. I love that you included dupes to high end products!

  3. ohh thank you so much for sharing this. I have realized that my nose looks broad in pictures, it will be really helpful. :)

  4. This is such an awesome post!

  5. Finally a cosmetic post again! I’ve been waiting for over a year on this ;)

  6. It amazing the diference it makes on the shape of the face and al,so on the appearence of the skin. Great tutorial!!

    Kisses
    <3 Val
    http://www.beautyval13.blogspot.com

  7. wow, an amazing transformation! contouring and highlighting really does make a difference, your face looks flawless as usual!

  8. I’ve seen you using the Ben Nye powder in a few of your tutorials and was wondering where I would be able to find some of that to use for myself? I love your videos and take your advice often. Its super helpful and all the clothes you wear are adorable.

  9. I love this post!!! the concealer from sheer cover is my favourite one!!! <3

  10. Since i have sensitive skin i love using airspun for setting my make up or even to put on to control oil. its a great inexpensive find.

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  11. I saw a sponge similar to beauty blender the other day at H&M for 3,95€! :) So it could be dupe as well :)

  12. How do you choose the right color foundation? I don’t wear makeup often, because I have thrown upwards of $100 on bottles/powders and I always look too light in photos, or even just in the sun.

  13. Berenice Gutierrez says:

    Where did you get the Ben ney banana powder????

  14. Is the MAC 163 brush still available? I cannot find it.

    xx

  15. antonia suzanne says:

    I think I might try contouring now… Your before and after pictures convinced me!

  16. Can u swatch the products u use side by side? Sometimes it doesnt look alike when their swatch. Ty :)

  17. Your video was so helpful! I try to contour and highlight but it never looks as good as it should. This has definitely helped me out a lot. Thank you.

    Meg
    Xx

  18. Awesome work. but you guys do know the after photo is enhanced a little right?

  19. PatitasMind@twitter says:

    I love it!!!
    This blog is more real!
    I like this style… Keep it up :)

    More affordable & Nice products!

    Saludos!

  20. loved this post! I’m intrigued by the ben nye powder.. where does it retail? I couldn’t find anything online.. :(

    xx

  21. Stephanie says:

    What are you wearing on your lips in the “after” photo (not the light pink lip in the video). It’s absolutely perfect!

    If anyone knows where I can find a post where she explains how she gets that impossibly hot pink lip, please let me know.

  22. Contouring is a great application and you did it beautifully! Great Tutorial & beautiful blog. Your heart is in the right place and it shows… :)

  23. The way you present the products use in the tutorial in this post with the dupes is just brilliant! :)