Blending, contouring and sculpting are among the nifty tricks used by the pros. And with the beauty shelves well stocked with a whole array of affordable make-up buys, there’s no excuse for not trying out the techniques yourself.

“There’s no denying that models are a great canvas to work on but the reality is that, if you work the right techniques, you can look just as gorgeous,” insists top make-up artist Georgia Hayes. “Using highlighters to contour and sculpt will help create that all-important luminosity,” she adds.

Fancy trialling some pro tricks? Georgia promises that with the right tools you’ll be looking runway-ready before you know it.


For Kim Kardashian-esque complexion perfection, contouring is key. Sweep a sheer shimmer powder along the top of your cheekbones and just under your temples. Next, pucker up to find the hollows of your cheeks. Dust a deep nude blush in the sunken area just under the cheekbone. Look for a sheer, lightweight highlight to create and contrast shadows for a gorgeously airbrushed finish. Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator is just the job.


Draw attention to your cheekbones with a liquid illuminator that will bounce light in the right direction to flatter and chisel your bone structure. Dot a few drops of NYX Liquid Illuminator Sun Beam or Benefit High Beam along your cheekbones and blend with your fingers for a super-chic finish.

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