How To Contour With Powder To Get Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Sculpted Cheekbones

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Thought contouring was all about that hyper-defined, Kim Kardashian-inspired look? Not anymore, as Beauty Editor Malena Harbers talks you through a more natural take on the face-sculpting technique

With chiseled cheekbones, a sculpted chin and eyes that pop, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley really does have the bone structure of our dreams. And while we can’t deny that she’s genetically blessed with beautifully defined features, we’re sure she’s had a little help from a contouring brush.

So what to do if you want to give the make-up technique a go but are scared of being left with orange and white zebra stripes? Try a powder formula. It’s a failsafe way to add some subtle definition to your features, we promise! Here, Beauty Editor Malena Harbers gives us the low down on how to enhance your best features with just the help of the Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation, (£25, winner of ‘Best Mineral Base’ in this year’s InStyle Best Beauty Buys awards.

The key to this powder foundation is that it’s easily buildable which means you can add both coverage and depth of colour to your contour. Plus it’s completely shimmer free and long lasting, to keep your look going strong from day into evening.

The way to avoid the telltale signs of an OTT contour is to never use a foundation that is more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural skin colour, advises Malena.

With a couple of swipes of a darker foundation for a face slimming effect and a dusting of the lighter colour on areas you want to emphasise, you’ll soon have your face shaped to perfection. Rosie HW killer cheekbones, here we come!

Don’t forget to check out again tomorrow, where we’ll be releasing the finale to our series of Best Beauty Buys tutorials.

See every single winner in our InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2015 here or get your very own supplement with the March issue of InStyle, on sale now.

By Catherine Scale

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