How to Contour & Highlight

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Want to know how to contour and highlight like a pro? Today, I’ll show you my contour and highlight routine using powder products only. Hope you enjoy & thanks for watching!

For a full list of all products used in this video, continue reading!


Illamasqua Eyeshadow “Heroine”
MAC Bronzing Powder “Refined Golden”
Milani Baked Blush “Luminoso”
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector “Moonstone”


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29 Responses to How to Contour & Highlight

  1. Mayra says:

    The contour brush you mentioned is actually a flat contour brush with black bristles did you mean 168? Just want to make sure I buy the correct one, I bought the Ita brush and regret it so much definitely not worth the money!

  2. Heather Nunn says:

    Hi I watch all of your videos and I just wanted to say I love you and You are so beautiful and perfect. I have 5 kids and cannot afford much make up at all but after I watch your videos I always feel like I can figure out something and make my make up look great. You are a wonderful teacher and I am so happy I found your channel. Lots of love to you from FL

  3. Joëlle says:

    Hey Nikkie!
    Bedoel je niet de MAC 168 kwast ipv de 163?

  4. Lucinda says:

    I really need to try cooking and see what that does for me as I have a very light skin, but very dark hair. Because of you (and Miss Fame) I will always highlight the tip op my nose. xxx Lucinda

  5. BrooklynMua says:

    <3 <3 <3 the tutorial. Can you do a tutorial on the eye makeup that you had in this video or list the products used- It's Gorgeous

  6. Love it!! Great tutorial


  7. poisonous-buttercup says:

    Awesome tutorial! Thank you!
    What kind of eye-shadow did you use on the eyelids? Amazing shimmer…

  8. Coley says:

    What was the powder used for “cooking”?

  9. Claire says:

    What foundation did you use in this video?

  10. Louise says:

    My gawd Nikkie, you are my all time favorite beauty guru, I love everything you do. And thank you for all the tips and tricks, I’ve become so much better at makeup since I started watching you. So thank you! Your humor is what makes it all extra fun, I laugh so hard at your amazing craziness <3

    Btw, have you done something to your lip??
    It looks different, not bad, just different.

    Keep up the good work

  11. Amy says:

    Will you please clarify your favorite MAC brush for contouring? The 163 you mentioned is actually MACs version of the Nars Ita brush. I am dying to know which brush you recommended so I can purchase it from MAC.

    Thanks so much. Love your videos.

  12. Yarelis says:

    Nik, what was the powder you used for cooking?

  13. Laura says:

    Hey Nikkie!! What powder did you use for cooking? Not listed here ;) TY!!!

  14. Dhai says:

    Hey Nikkie can you please write the name of the brushes that you used in this video specially the mac one please

    Btw i love you and i love watching your videos you’re the best, xoxo

  15. Daphne Ribbers says:

    Heee Nikkie,

    Allereerst wou ik graag melden dat ik super fan van jou ben!

    Maar ik vroeg me af of de MAC Bronzing Powder “Refined Golden” die je gebruikt in deze video hetzelfde is als de refined golden bronzing powder op de webshop van MAC. Ik begon te twijfelen omdat de bronzing powder die jij gebruik een andere buitenkant heeft, namelijk rood/oranje en die op de webshop zwart.

    Thanks for inspiring ^^

  16. myrthe says:

    Heee Nik,

    Super filmpje ! Ik werk bij douglas en we hebben net smashbox nieuw als merk en ik krijg dus workshop van hen over hun producten en shapen , super leuk dus .
    Heb je er dan eindelijk voor gekozen om je lippen te doen ? Je bovenlip ziet er nice en perky uit :)


  17. hlee says:

    you don’t have enough product info on the all the brushes posted, please do

  18. Olivia says:

    Do you happen to have a tutorial on your eye makeup? I absolutely love it!

  19. Katherine says:

    Hi Nikkie – I have the same questions as some of the users above, the MAC 163 is a flat brush – do you have any idea what the number might be in the US or more info about the brush?

  20. Jamie says:

    Surely you realize it’s totally impossible to get Illamasqua Eyeshadow “Heroine” right? Do you have an alternative?

    • Amy Hoeh says:

      Illamasqua ships to the USA? I live in NY and I recently purchased it; along with her other HG cream contour by Illamasqua in Hollow. The shipping costs aren’t too bad. There’s a button at the top of the page to switch from £ to $ so you can see the actual cost easier. Hope that helps. :)

  21. Liz says:

    PLEASE!make an eye makeup tutorial for this look!!!

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