by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

Sculpt the Face with Dior Backstage Contour Palette

It brings dimension back to your face after the layers of foundation and concealer, not to mention it helps you carve out cheekbones and accentuates your jawline. The heavily shaded, highlighted look courtesy of Kim Kardashian and the like aren’t for everyone, but a natural look that defines your features is definitely worth learning, and achievable with the Dior Backstage Contour Palette (SGD77).

Dior Backstage Contour Palette, SGD77

For a subtle sculpt, swirl one side of a fluffy brush onto the Contour shades (bottom two squares) and apply to the hollows of your cheeks, temples and along your jawline. The contour shade should be two-three shades darker than your normal face powder, so adjust to Contour Light or Contour Dark accordingly. If you’re contouring your nose, use a smaller fluffy brush. Remember to blend well so that there aren’t any harsh lines on the face.

With that said, mistakes do happen. If your face has unnatural streaks, take a large fluffy powder brush and dip into some translucent powder before buffing out the lines in small circular motions.

Follow up by dipping the other side of the brush into the top squares of Highlighter shades, sweeping it just above where you contoured: on top of your cheekbones, the area under your eye, down the bridge of your nose, and in an upside-down triangle on your forehead. The highlighter shades are not the gleaming, glittery type of highlighters. They have a subtle sheen that lends a glow to the skin, and the shimmers are barely noticeable until they hit direct sunlight. It’s why the Dior Backstage palette is an ideal palette for contouring beginners or anyone who’s more into natural shading.