5 New Ways to Contour Like a Pro for Your Wedding

Sometimes that bridal glow needs a little help

Updated 06/21/19
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Photo by Taylor McCutchan

It's popular belief that being engaged brings a certain "bridal glow" to the complexion. But sometimes, that glow needs a little help shining through. Luckily, nothing brings about that inner illumination as quickly as a stellar makeup routine. If you're still learning how to contour and highlight, there are some new products you need to check out.

With a trip to the comprehensive cheek section of Sephora, achieving that bridal glow seems well within our grasp. It’s as easy as three steps—a swirl of bronzer, blush, and highlight. Right? Well... not necessarily, these days. Now, it can be even easier! With the latest contour makeup product innovations, a glow can be achieved through more ways than once possible.

For one thing, contouring has now been streamlined: A swirl of your makeup brush can pick up pinks, browns, and some shimmer all at once. Innovations also include a more simplified ingredient lineup, so skin feels as good as it looks. And contour makeup formulas now know no limit, with products including sprays and even permeated papers. In essence, a contour makeup product now exists for every sort of personality. With a multitude of options on the market, now is the time to try something new.

Here are five new products (and five new ways to get that bridal glow!) that'll leave your cheekbones sculpted and jawline chiseled.

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NARS Mosaic Multi-Shade Highlighter & Blush

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As easy as 1, 2, 3: A swipe of your brush across this compact picks up shades of bronzer, blush, and highlighter.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $42

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Kosas Color & Light: Crème Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo in 8th Muse

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Kosas's makeup is made with ingredients like rosehip and jojoba seed oils to enhance skin from the inside out. Dip your fingers (literally) into the line with one of their creamy cheek duos, featuring a highlighter and cheek color. The color options take your skin tone—cool or warm—into account.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $34

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Flesh Flipbook

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The sheets in this “notepad” are permeated with either bronzer, blush, or highlighter, so it’s a quick thing to simply apply (and re-apply) pigment. A fun must-have for beginners and experts alike.

SHOP NOW: Flesh Beauty, $22

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Patrick Ta Major Glow Highlighting Mist

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Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta is a social media celebrity in his own right, and just dropped his first namesake line of beauty products. The three-piece collection includes this highlighter, an iridescent mist that, like its name suggests, gives off a major glow. One spritz does wonders to the cheekbones but application is so easy, it allows for experimentation across any body part.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $32

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Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminator

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Both the blush and illuminator in this product blend seamlessly into the skin, thanks to a cream-to-powder formulation and an infusion of vitamins to help hydrate skin. The dual-ended stick makes for easy, breezy application.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $42

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