TikTok’s New ‘Cheek Contour’ Filter Will Revolutionize Your Makeup Routine
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Get ready for your best contour yet…
Contouring is one of those beauty trends that has truly stood the test of time. This nifty technique promises to define your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline with its simple three-step method, using only bronzer, cream blush, and highlighter. Easy, right?
Unfortunately, not so much. When it comes to contouring, it’s not a “one size fits all” thing. Everyone’s face shape is different, so it’s important to make sure you’re applying the product to the right areas. Luckily, TikTok just launched a new filter to help you get it right, every time.
The ‘Cheek contour’ filter by @gracemchoi measures your proportions to show you exactly where you should outline. The blue triangles show where to apply your cream contour product, and there’s a line that follows your nose to show the perfect point to highlight.
To access the filter, simply click ‘Save (+)’, ‘Effects’, ‘Search’ and type ‘Cheek Contour’. The filter has already gone viral, and it’s not hard to see why. Check out some of the results below.
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Saffron Hughes, a makeup artist from Fake eyelashes, explains why this filter could be the secret to your best contour yet.
“The new ‘Cheek Contour’ filter on TikTok is a game-changer. It explains how to contour the face for beginners and makes it easy for pros to perfect their technique with cream contouring. Fans who have tried the filter are shocked that the blue triangles, where you apply your outline, be so high on the cheekbones – it outlines about 2-3cm above the ear!
“This placement will lift your face and give you that ‘V’ line shape that chisels your cheekbones. After applying the cream contour, use a beauty sponge and blend. Remember, we’re lifting the face and don’t want to drag the product down, which creates that messy, brown splatter on your face, rather than a defined contour that’s brushed up and down.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite TikTok contour products below for you to try for yourself. Good shopping…
Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer, £22 | NK Space
Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer is a liquid consistency bronzer that blends beautifully into the skin. Easy to apply, this cream bronzer won’t harden, crease or clog pores and wears evenly.
Milk Makeup Matte Bronzing Powder, £18 | cult beauty
A soft, velvety formula that doubles as a bronzer and contour stick, Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer has been cleverly designed to make application a walk in the park.
Bright beauty wand in Pinkgasm, £29 | Charlotte Tilbury
For a gorgeous, glowing blush, the Beauty Light Wand in Pinkgasm adds a kiss of rosy pink color to cheeks and plays beautifully with light for a soft glow.
cloud painting, £15 | More shiny
Cloud Paint by Glossier is a seamless, buildable gel-cream blush that’s easy to apply and easy to wear.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Glow Skinstick in Purrl, £23 | Harvey Nichols
Fenty Beauty Match Stix GLOW Skinstick takes your complexion to the next level with an instant dewy glow. The translucent base glides onto the skin, leaving a hint of pearlescent iridescence for a shimmer-free glow.