How to Apply Cream Contour: Simple Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Karen Lien
by Karen Lien
4 Materials
40 Minutes

Today’s tutorial is not your regular “how to blend contour” tutorial. I’m going to take it up a notch and show you how to apply cream contour. Using cream contour is super easy to apply and blends naturally with your face. Want to see how? Let’s get contouring!

I’m using a SEINT cream color palette but you can use any eyeshadows of your choice.

Tools and materials:

  • Cream contour makeup
  • Assorted brushes
  • Setting spray
  • Perfector sponge
Applying foundation with a brush

1. Apply foundation

I’m starting with the foundation and dabbing it on my face with a fluffy brush. 

How to apply cream contour

2. Apply contour

Adding contour is not the same as a bronzer. Contour is like adding a shadow to your face to define certain areas, like the natural bone structure of your cheeks.

Apart from that, it also hides the parts you don’t particularly want as a main focal point; in my case, that’s my neck area.

Apply the cream contour from the side of your cheek and move downward, right underneath the cheekbone. Do this with gentle dabbing motions. 

Applying cream contour to the hairline area

Next, apply contour to the hairline. This is great for those with broader foreheads and who want to enhance their eye area. Make sure to feather the color downward, so it has a gradient effect. 

Applying cream contour along the jawline

Also, applying contour right under the jawline will help shift the attention from under your chin to your face.

Easy makeup contouring tutorial

Then, dab a little contour right underneath the chin. 

Adding a brightening color under eyes

3. Add a brightener

Now, let’s work on the under eyes. I’m using a brightening color to cover my under-eye and bring some life into them. Simply tap on the brightening cream in an upside-down pie shape with a smaller brush. 

How to apply concealer and contour

Can you see the difference? My right eye looks brighter and fresher. 

How to blend contour

4. Blend

Part of the secret on how to apply concealer and contour is to blend! Blending transforms the harsh lines into an au naturel feel. So, using a fluffy, soft buffing brush, go ahead and blend in everything. 

Applying cream blush to the cheeks

5. Add lip and cheek color

I’m using a glossy light pink color for my cheeks. Again, it’s cream-based so it’s way easier to work with. I’m using the buffing brush for this step, too. 

Using light tapping motions, apply the color right on the apples of your cheek. Also, focus on blending this color with the contour line to make both colors mix cohesively. 

Defining eyebrows with an angled brush

6. Define your eyebrows

Did you know that you can use your contour to define your eyebrows? It gives off such a great color! This is best applied with a small, angled brush. 

Applying cream contour to lips

7. Define your lips

Another fun thing you can do is use cream contour to define your lips. It’s a great alternative to a lip liner. 

Blending color on the lips

Then, blend it out with your buffing brush. 

Applying lip color

Next, add your cheek and lip color to your lips for that lovely soft sheen finish! 

Applying setting spray with a makeup sponge

9. Set your makeup

Now, spray a little setting spray to your perfector sponge and dab it right on your cheeks. 

Lastly, spray your face with a few pumps of your favorite setting spray, and you’re good to go! 

How to apply cream contour tutorial

How to apply cream contour tutorial

I hope you guys liked this tutorial! Not only did you discover the best way on how to apply cream contour but also, you got to see some tips and tricks on how to blend contour.

As you can see, there are so many uses for contour, and it really works wonders when applied correctly. What do you guys think of my final look? 

Suggested materials:
  • Cream contour makeup
  • Assorted brushes
  • Setting spray
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