How To Contour Using Airbrush Makeup

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Contouring is a form of beauty magic. Not only does contouring instantly slim your face, it also adds a je-ne-sais-pas glow. Contouring makes a significant difference on every face shape, but especially gals with a round or oval shaped face. I am lucky enough to inherit the round face (chipmunk cheeks ftw) so I am a contour enthusiast. You’ve probably dabbled with contouring in the past using bronzers and highlighters – but I’ve discovered a new way to contour! I’ve teamed up with Luminess Air Airbrush Cosmetics to show y’all how to achieve the perfect contour using airbrush makeup. Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial and fun giveaway below!

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If you’re like me and new to the world of airbrush cosmetics – fear not! It’s not as intimidating as it looks. With a little practice, you will be an airbrush cosmetic expert in no time! The Luminess Legend Airbrush System helps you to contour like a professional. Containing 1 Legend Airbrush Compressor and Stylus AC Adaptor, 2 bottles of foundation, 1 bottle of blush, 1 bronzer, 1 skin brightening glow and 1 moisturizer/ primer you have everything you need to accomplish the perfect contour. What I love most about this airbrush system is the feather light formula of each product, which allows your skin to breathe throughout the day. The buildable nature of the formula allows you to blur lines and even skin tone. You can personalize your system by selecting one of the 5 foundations offered that works best with your skin type.  The Luminess Legend Airbrush System is the smallest airbrush system available and its lightweight durability makes it perfect for travel! Now for a quick and easy tutorial on how to contour your face using the Luminess Legend Airbrush System!

How to: Contour Your Face

Step One: Contour Cheekbones

After applying the Luminess Primer and foundation, it’s time to contour! To contour your face, you’ll be using the Luminess Matte Bronzer. This bronzer is suitable for all skin types and has awesome staying power. Shake the bronzer and dispense 4-5 drops into the airbrush wand. First, contour your cheekbones by spraying away from your temples. Finish by using your fingertips to carefully blend out the bronzer into your hair line.

Step Two: Contour Nose

To make your nose appear thinner, contour the sides of your nose with the Luminess Matte Bronzer. Gently spray the bronzer along the sides of your nose. Finish by blending out the contour lines with a sponge or your fingertips for a more natural look.


Step Three: Contour Jawline

Last but not least, define that jawline, girl! Contour your jawline by spraying the Luminess Matte Bronzer underneath your jawline. To avoid harsh lines, blend out the contour with a sponge or your fingertips. Use your fingertips to carefully blend out the bronzer into your hair line.

Step Four: Highlight Cheekbones

After you finish contouring – it’s time to highlight your features. The Luminess Brightening Glow is a a photoluminescence highlighter that reflects a hint of light for the perfect glow. This product is suitable for all skin types and helps to sculpt and define your face. Shake bottle and dispense 3-4 drops of the Luminess Brightening Glow into the airbrush wand. Spray the product right above your cheekbones. Spraying away from your hairline, this highlight should sit above your contour line. Use your fingertips to carefully blend out the highlighter.


Step Five: Highlight Forehead & Brows

Next, lift your brows by spraying the Luminess Brightening Glow directly above your brows. Make sure to avoid eye area. Use your fingertips to carefully blend out the highlighter.


Step Six: Add Blush

To finish off the look – add some blush! Luminess Air Blush is suitable for all skin types and gives you a youthful looking glow! Shake bottle and dispense 3-4 drops into the airbrush wand. Spray in between your contour and highlighter. Use your fingertips to carefully blend out the blush.

Finished Look:

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There you have it! The Luminess Airbrush System comes with a 1 year warranty and is dermatologist tested and recommended! You can use it on your face and body to give it a subtle glow!


Have you used airbrush makeup before?

Thank you to Luminess Air Airbrush Cosmetics for sponsoring today’s post. As usual, all opinions are mine alone. 

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  1. Colleen Boudreau
    September 9, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Both of the ‘pin this image’ entries don’t work. The link to the pin you want us to pin doesn’t exist.

  2. September 9, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Thanks for the heads up Colleen! The links have been updated and it should work now! 🙂


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    September 14, 2016 / 12:58 am

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    September 17, 2016 / 7:50 pm

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    September 27, 2016 / 5:09 pm

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