Step 1: Keep three products in your arsenal: a base foundation, a contour shade, and highlighter. The contour color should be only a shade or two darker than your base.

Step 2: Highlight what you want to accentuate, like cheekbones, and use the contour shade to define the hollows of your cheeks, just beneath your jawline, and around your temples.

Step 3: Blend well with a damp sponge, and finish by dusting your entire face with loose powder. The key is to see subtle definition, not streaks—especially when you want a natural daytime look.
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Dark shades can lift cheekbones and elongate the neck.

It may look silly, but mapping out your face with a highlighter and contour shade is key; it helps you create a balanced effect.
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Ta-da! Rutledge blends it all together for a beautiful natural finish.


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