I don't claim to be a complete expert in this department, nor am I a make-up artist (so I might be wrong!) but these are the steps I take in creating that mass desired chiseled look. It's pretty simple, just basically draw in the lines (and look like you're starring in an episode of nip/tuck) & then blend, blend, blend!
#1 Defining Shadows
TOP TIP:- stroke a little underneath your lips to give extra shadow, this creates depth & the illusion of a plumper lip. Only a small amount otherwise you'll look like your spouting a goatee!
Taking my MAC 214 short smudge brush, I take the same colour from my sleek kit & draw down both sides of the bridge of my nose & across the tip at the bottom. Join this line into the crease of the eye at the top to ensure continuity.
I use my MAC 168 large contour brush to blend in all the lines I've made so far, you might want to use a smaller brush such as the angled shading brush I used earlier to blend in the lines on the nose.
To highlight the areas I've demonstrated in the picture above I use Erase Paste from Benefit in 'Fair' very lightly with my fingertips (probably the best & cheapest make-up tools you'll ever own). This is actually a concealer but I love how much coverage it has & that's why I think it's perfect plus it blends really well! It's slightly luminous too which is ideal for this look!
I then blend in the highlights using the MAC 187 - which admittedly needs a wash!
#5 Final Highlights
Using the other side of the Sleek duo kit, finally brush the highlighting powder down the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, chin & forehead. This will seal in all of your highlights from using the erase paste - or equivalent.
What do you think of my contouring? Do you have any tips or think I've missed a vital part if this look? Let me know xo