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contouring for beginners

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for contouring for beginners.

If you're looking to contour your face, you've come to the right place. We'll let you in on a secret: contouring doesn't have to be difficult! Whether you're looking to add definition or just enhance your natural features, we've got contour beginners covered with these easy-to-use picks.

CLINIQUEChubby Stick Sculpting Contour

Size: 0.21 oz/ 6 gITEM: 1674738

243 Reviews

$29.00

Warm Contour...I purchased this cream contour stick because I'm a beginner when it comes to contouring my face. ...I also purchase the light clinique chubby stick to use for contouring. Great for a beginner.

What it is:
An oil-free creamy contouring stick for the face.

What it does:
Highlight the face with this long-wearing creamy contouring stick, creating the illusion of depth to let your best features stand out. It鈥檚 ideal for achieving a contour at the hollow of the cheeks, along the jawline, and other areas.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

Anastasia Beverly HillsContour & Highlight Stick

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9.1 gITEM: 1852417

Color: Mink - contour toasted almond

342 Reviews

$25.00

cream contour perfection!!!...I picked this up when it was on the weekly wow, desperately ready for a cool toned cream contour! I LOVE IT! It blends easy, its beginner friendly and buildable....Easy to apply, easy to blend. Great for beginners...This is a great cream contour. I think it blends easily and is easy to use, especially for a contouring newbie!

What it is: A full-pigment, cream stick for contouring and highlighting, with buildable coverage and a natural-looking, matte finish.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: These full-pigment cream sticks are perfect for contouring and highlighting. They deliver a natural-looking, matte finish for the face and body. With three contour shades and one highlight shade in a highly-pigmented formula, these sticks offer buildable coverage. They make contour and highlight techniques easy.

HUDA BEAUTYTantour Contour & Bronzer Cream

Size: 0.42 oz/ 12gITEM: 2221885

Color: Light - light to medium with cool undertones

482 Reviews

$30.00

Smooth creamy easy to apply very easy for beginners I would name this as one of my favorite to contour with...Glam Contour Beginners...Super creamy texture makes it easier to use compared to other contour products. Super quick to use and you can just us your finger to apply for a better blend!

What it is: An ultra-pigmented, blendable, and buildable cream-to-powder contour and bronzer formula.

What Else You Need to Know: Housed in an easy-to-use jar, this deeply-pigmented, luxurious cream-to-powder bronzer is the versatile product you鈥檝e been looking for. Whether you鈥檙e a beginner or a contouring pro, Huda鈥檚 Tantour allows you to create a healthy-looking, bronzed complexion or natural-to-dramatic contour as you layer.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoftSculpt庐 Shaping Stick

Size: 0.37 oz/ 10.5 gITEM: 2457331

Color: Dark - natural matte finish for medium-dark to dark skin tones(neutral, slightly warm)

293 Reviews

$30.00

Easy to use and great for beginners I would recommend...This product is perfect for beginner and make up pro鈥檚, super build able contour, easy to fix any mistakes.

What it is: A dual-ended cream shaping stick that is buildable and swipes on seamlessly for true-to-skin definition that dries down to a natural matte finish.

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This dual-ended shaping stick combines Mario’s signature contour technique into one product that creates an effortless, softly sculpted look. The shades complement complexions regardless of undertone and are never orange or muddy. They also feature a removable angled buffing brush for effortless application.

Danessa Myricks BeautyBalm Contour

Size: 3 oz / 10 gITEM: 2468551

Color: Light 2 - for fair light 鈥 light complexions

102 Reviews

$26.00

Balm contour? You mean bomb contour! My names Pepper, and I am a New York based freelance makeup artist. ...Beginner Friendly!

What it is: An easy-to-use, blendable, and buildable contour balm to give your cheekbones a natural, effortless-yet-impactful lifted and sculpted appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Balm Contour is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, flower extract, and meadowfoam seed oil to hydrate and nourish the skin. This product reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores and provides a smooth, flawless finish.

KVD BeautyModCon Long-Wear Hydrating Liquid-Gel Contour

Size: 0.57 oz/ 17 mLITEM: 2477701

Color: Light-Medium - light brown with neutral undertones

115 Reviews

$28.00

This is also soooo easy to work with, whether your a beginner or pro!...I am also still pretty new to contour and this is very easy to use...Best way to contour

What it is: A lightweight, transfer-resistant, liquid-gel contour that easily creates lifelike dimension for a wide range of skin tones and undertones.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Daisy Flower Extract: Hydrates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Westman AtelierFace Trace Cream Contour Stick

ITEM: 2507473

Color: Ganache - deep espresso

314 Reviews

$48.00

Pros: - smooth and easy to use - for all levels of make up skills - vegan - very natural and sophisticated finishing - not messy - beautiful design - easy to blend Cons - cost if you are a beginner and not sure about how to use it...It is very creamy and easy to blend and therefore very beginner-friendly. It is cool tone enough without looking like a gray streak.

What it is: A clean, creamy contour stick with a blendable, natural satin finish that sculpts and defines cheekbones in an instant.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Stick

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Seed Oil: Improves hydration and strengthens skin’s moisture barrier.
- Berryflux Vita: Boosts hydration and provides youth-preserving properties.
- Kaolin Clay: Absorbs excess oil and helps formula stay in place.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This foolproof contour stick glides on for intuitive trace-and-blend cheekbones, eyelids, and jawlines.

Iconic LondonPrecision Duo Contour Pot

ITEM: 2523462

Color: Light Shadow - beige

216 Reviews

$29.00

I am by all-means a beginner when it comes to contour. This contour pot duo was perfect for me to lay around with. ...I like how blendable the product is on my skin. This product very beginner friendly. I would definitely recommend this product if you鈥檙e new to makeup or contouring.

What it is: A new way to contour starts here with little pots of contour perfection.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Gellyfing System: Bouncy sensorial gel/cream.
- Powder Cream Matrix: Buttery texture for blendable application.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Get ready to be wowed by the transformative texture of a cream base with a velvety setting powder. Think soft and sculpted cheekbones with these little pots of perfection. This is precision contour

$38.00

. ( very beginner friendly) the blend is perfect and it is super pigmented , the only issue I had was that I picked fair which was too light for me. ...Great contouring and bronzing palette...So happy I was gifted by One/Size Beauty this gorgeous contouring and bronzing palette! So easy to use the fact that it has 3 colors makes it perfect to create the perfect contour for your face and a gorgeous bronze as well!

What it is: A matte, buildable, visible-texture-blurring trio to shade, bronze, and sculpt your face鈥攆or a touch of color to a fully contoured look.


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Magnolia Bark Extract: Helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles

NUDESTIXTinted Blur Contour Sculpting Stick

Size: 0.2 oz / 6.2gITEM: 2601110

Color: Neutral Deep - dark to deep

136 Reviews

$32.00

It is soft, creamy, pigmented and blends easily with a brush into a matte powder. This contour looks very natural on the skin. It is very beginner friendly and easy to use. ...So smooth blends so easily. Makes contouring fast and easy for beginners as well.

What it is: A lightweight, cream-to-powder, ultra-soft matte contour stick that creates a natural-looking, subtle contour and adds dimension to the face.

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Stick

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Acts as a natural antioxidant that nourishes and hydrates.
- Green Tea Extract: Improves the look of overall tone and texture for a visibly youthful complexion. -Vitamin E: Acts as a natural antioxidant that nourishes and hydrates.
-Green Tea Extract: Improves the look of overall tone and texture for a visibly youthful complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hy

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