Contouring For Beginners

Discover our contouring for beginners guide so you can master contouring whatever your skill level, with Charlotte Tilbury's NEW Hollywood collection.

According to our Beauty Glossary, contouring is the beauty staple to sculpt out your facial features. Charlotte Tilbury has created a cream contour & shimmering rose-gold highlighter to turn your fears on their head. With innovative cushion-pad applicators to help control the amount of product, these fabulous products couldn’t be easier to apply! So we’ve created this contouring for beginners step-by-step guide so you can see just how easy it is!

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Guide to Contouring for Beginners

  1. An open, creamy contour wand in dark bronze-coloured packaging with the lid next to the tube.

    Step 1: Sculpt

    With a Hollywood Contour Wand, sculpt out where you want to define & sculpt, such as under your cheekbones, your forehead, jawline & down the sides of your nose.

  2. Hollywood-Complexion-Brush-A-Packshot-Reflection

    Step 2: Buff

    Buff in with the Hollywood Complexion Brush.


    Step 3: Glow

    Next, take the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, and apply where the light would hit your face naturally, such as on top of your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose, forehead and cupid’s bow.

  4. Hollywood-Complexion-Brush-A-Packshot-Reflection

    Step 4: Blend

  5. Eye-Smudger-Brush-Front-Packshot-Reflection

    Step 5: Brighten

    Brighten up your eyes by using the highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes by applying it with the Smudger Brush, and underneath your brow bone to accentuate your arch.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.