Makeup Basics: Where to Apply Bronzer, Blush, Contour & Highlight

Products & brushes used:

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (available at selected Dischem stores)
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
Nyx HD Blush in Taupe
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Real Techniques Contour Brush (part of the Flawless Base Set)
Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek
Zoeva 134 Luxe Powder Fusion

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Bronzer:
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
Elizabeth Arden 4Ever Bronze
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour

Blush:
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush
Nyx HD Blush
L’OrΓ©al Paris True Match Blush

Contour:
Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio
Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour
Nyx Pro Palette Highlight & Contour

Highlight:
Maybelline Master Strobing Stick
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
ELF Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Brushes:
Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush
Real Techniques Brush Crush Powder Brush
Real Techniques Brush Crush Blush Brush
ELF Angled Blush Brush
ELF Highlighting Brush
Urban Decay Contour Definition Brush
Urban Decay Large Tapered Powder Brush
Smashbox Fan Brush (for highlight)
Smashbox Buildable Cheek Brush
Smashbox Angled Powder Brush

We also recommend watching Sharon Farrell’s Colour Theory video which clearly explains how to choose a blush shade and pair it with your other makeup.

7 comments on Makeup Basics: Where to Apply Bronzer, Blush, Contour & Highlight

  • Kristin

    Great video! Thank you! What lipstick are you wearing it is BEYOND amazing, I think I need it πŸ™ˆ

  • Anne Smith

    Yay thanks so much for this and explaining things so clearly!! Off I go to practise!

  • Leanne

    Such an informative and much needed video! Tips such as the 3 for bronzer, C for highlighter and the pupil/cheekbone quadrant guide are the most helpful for me. I have a particularly high forehead and a bit of a double chin (that I fully intend getting sucked and or snipped when I’m older) so I can’t wait to try contouring those suckers. Once again, a BIG thanks.

    • Camilla

      You are most welcome, and thank you for your lovely feedback x

  • Skye

    I was told today at Dischem Cavendish that Physician’s Formula is completely sold out of their butter bronzer πŸ™ Any idea how I might get hold of it?

    • Jules (author)

      Unfortunately Dischem are the only stockists we’re aware of in SA – you might have to try again in a couple of months and see if it comes back in stock.

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