MakeUp Tips: Highlighting & Contouring With World Duty Free

The secret to a healthy looking complexion is all in the contouring and highlighting. Ever since Ms Kardashian showed us her extensive contouring routine, the beauty world has gone made for recreating it. A little touch of blush, a dusting of bronzer and a delicate dab of highlighter can mean the difference between looking drab and looking fab – especially when we’re on our holidays. With the sun coming out and mini break season well and truly upon us, why not stock up on some makeup must-haves as you pass through the airport? World Duty Free has an extensive range of exclusive products, palettes, makeup bundles and much more… All completely tax free, which means more pennies to spend on another lipgloss! They’ve teamed up with makeup artist Annie Levy to bring you a fab video which takes you through the basic steps of creating a perfectly contoured look, which is great to watch as we step into spring. After I’ve swatted up, here are my top tips for highlighting and contouring.

Contour The Cheekbones
Taking a bronzing powder, start
from below the ear and delicately apply a soft layer of colour to the
cheeks. Annie says “it’s much easier to add than it is to take away,” so
make sure you use it sparingly and build the result as you go.

Sculpt The Jawline 
a little bronzing powder underneath each side of the jaw line to create
a shadow. Always remember to blend away so you don’t end up with a
massive difference in colour or a tell-tale tide mark. This is an
excellent trip for sculpting the jawline and helping your face to look

Perfect The Nose
If you’ve a
slightly crocked or bent nose, using a little contouring can help give
the illusion that it’s straighter. Use a small brush from under the
eyebrow, down the side of the nose in a straight line.

Highlight Your Features
a highlighter to the high points of your face will help to further
define and sculpt the look. Applying along the cheekbone and along the
nose will provide a more defined result, perfectly complementing your

Are you a fan of highlighting and contouring?
What are your favorite products to pick up at the airport?

This is a commissioned post on behalf of World Duty Free.



  1. Melanie Lewis
    March 12, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    I haven't bought anything from Duty Free yet, but I'm going to Japan in April and have a list of some products I want to check out 😀 I always love looking at them but never buy anything but this time I think I need a little something to occupy me for my long flight.

  2. La Vie En May
    March 12, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Great post! Bookmarking this because I need to learn how to highlight and contour. I just need to get a highlighter and a bronzer before I start. Thanks!May from La Vie En May

  3. Ness
    March 12, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    I just got into using bronzer. I always thought I was too pale and it would look ruddy on my skin but I love it!Lavish Introvert

  4. Ally Dowsing-Reynolds
    March 13, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Love the video….I think I've seen so many guides to contouring, but this one I found particularly helpful. I do like the look of that Bobbi Brown bronzer….I'm going on hols in a few weeks, so think this might be a nice little purchase in Duty Free :)Ally // Digital

  5. Best Elle 18 products
    December 5, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    I like the video you have shared. That clears me the importance of doing perfect makeup.

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