Contour & Highlight

Sculpt your way to perfection with the contour palettes, highlighters and bronzing powders from the BH Cosmetics shop. Whether you use each product on its own, or get artistic when it comes to mixing different shades, our palettes will enable you to fully customize your look, no matter your skin tone.

A contour palette is a must when it comes to defining your features. Contouring helps to give the face a more sculpted look, whether this means making your cheekbones appear sharper, your forehead smaller, or your lips fuller. The Studio Pro Shade & Define 10 Color Contour Palette is a favorite among many celebrity makeup artists. These blendable powder shades have been created to include a wide range of undertones, meaning that they beautifully flatter both light and dark skin. Mix and match different colors to create a variety of personalized sculpting effects, such as strategically applying your contouring product vertically on either side of your nose, with a little bit extra on the tip. This will instantly make your nose appear slimmer, while giving the tip a more sculpted and defined finish.

Highlighters are another way to complement your facial features. In a way, this is the opposite of contouring - while contouring palettes enable you to create shadows, highlighters are all about bringing light to the face. When you apply a highlighter to a part of your face, this will make the area brighter and lighter, and therefore more prominent and focal. For example, a dash of highlighter on your cheeks can accentuate your cheekbones, while a dab on your Cupid’s bow will give off the illusion of a fuller pout. Try dotting some of the lighter shades from the BH Cosmetics Illuminating in Ireland 6-Color Highlight Palette onto the inner corners of your eyes to make your entire eye area look brighter, perkier and more awake. The Spotlight Highlight 6-Color Palette works well for this too, with its shimmering shades ranging from a pearly ivory to a deeper bronze. Try spraying some of the Studio Pro Makeup Setting Spray onto your brush before applying the shimmer formulas to your face, as this will give you a more intense result. If you are new to using highlighter and contour palettes, or even if you are a seasoned pro but need a bit of inspiration, don’t forget to check out all of the how to videos and tutorials on our website and social media channels. You will also find several others on YouTube, many created by celebrity makeup artists who really know their stuff. Learning how to properly use highlighting and contouring products, especially in terms of flattering your individual face shape does take a bit of time, but it is well worth the effort. You will need to experiment quite a bit to find what works for you, but, once you have discovered this, you will really be able to step up your beauty game.

While you may have plenty of time to spend on your makeup on certain days, other days are likely to be more of a rush, making it worth having an all-in-one palette that will take care of all of your beauty needs. The Run Wild by Tina Yong 18-Color Shadow, Highlighter & Blush Palette features a wide variety of different shades that can be used either on their own or blended with others, offering the ultimate in convenience. In addition to its highlighters, blushes and bronzer, the palette also features 12 highly-pigmented eyeshadows, with unique shades that work beautifully on all skin tones. While this palette can be used for both day and night wear, those who prefer shades with more of a shimmer should look into the Stellar Collision 17-Color Baked Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette. These richly-pigmented, iridescent shades can be used as both highlighters and eyeshadow toppers for a stunning celestial finish. Since these formulas are creamy and easy to blend, it couldn’t be easier to create your own personalized look.

High quality brushes are a must when it comes to contouring and highlighting. Angled brushes are great for contouring, as these give you the accuracy you need to create perfect outlines. Alternatively, a small contour brush can be more effective when trying to sculpt a larger area. Fan brushes are also useful, especially for highlighting the cheeks and giving them a naturally luminous look. It always helps to have a brush set dedicated to contouring and highlighting, such as our Sculpt and Blend Fan Faves 10-Piece Brush Set, featuring a selection of brushes for both the face and the eyes. As with all of our brushes, these bristles are cruelty-free and synthetic. They have been designed to be firm enough for accuracy while flexible enough to allow for blending. They work well with all makeup formulas too, from liquids to powders to creams, making it a must have for those who regularly use their highlighting and contour palettes.

When you put time and care into applying your contouring and highlighting products, it is important for those looks to last for as long as possible. The best way to do this is by prepping your skin before you begin - make sure that your skin has been well-cleansed before applying a primer. A product such as the Studio Pro Mattifying Face Primer will not only extend the longevity of your makeup, but will also help to reduce shine and pore visibility, giving you a smooth and professional finish. Complete your look by lightly dusting on a setting powder, such as the BH Cosmetics Translucent Setting Powder. This extra step is not always necessary, but it definitely will help to prolong the life of your makeup and maintain its vibrant, matte finish, while having the added benefit of blurring away any imperfections.

All of these products are available for online shopping from the BH Cosmetics website, along with everything else you could possibly need to complete your beauty look. Be it a volumizing mascara, a new makeup brush, a skin-friendly lipstick infused with antioxidant ingredients, such as tocopheryl acetate, or even some glitter for your body, the BH Cosmetics store has an incredible variety. With shipping available to more than 150 countries around the world, including a tracked option for your peace of mind, you can enjoy our products no matter where you may be located.