Give your beautiful features a lift with this viral contouring hack

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Our makeup routine has evolved over the years.

Some things stay with us, others we'd rather leave behind.

We live and learn.

We've left our iridescent lip gloss and bronzer behind (thank God) and are moving on to clean beauty and tips to enhance our natural look and boost our confidence.

That is beauty.

A model stands against a white wall with her dark hair tied back and a short fringe, wearing silver throat band and earrings, next to a montage of makeup products such as brushes, powder, sponges and highlighter.
People love the amazing contouring hack going viral on Tik Tok.

The latest hack going viral on TikTok is a contouring trick to bring out the structure of your beautiful face.

While some of us may not have cheekbones you can hang your washing off, like Zoe Kravitz or Kate Moss, there is a simple way to achieve the sculpted look without intervention or major effort.


Serving sculpture and structure

To achieve your sculpted look, you will need a cream contour stick in a darker shade to your face, concealer or powder and a blending sponge.

And, like all good things, some patience and practice.

Makeup extraordaire Nikkie, from Nikkie Tutorials, gave it a whirl on her channel and loved the results, even revealing this hack was "a new technique for me."

The hack itself is relatively simple.

Grab your cream contour stick and apply a stripe under and just above your jaw.

Then with your makeup sponge, blend the contour product until it sets gently into the skin.

Nikkie uses powder to highlight the area above the line on the jaw and underneath the bottom line and brushes the product out to reveal - a noticeable sculpted jawline.

"Agh! The jaw is looking great!" she says.

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'Miracle' hack hits the spot

People are loving this simple and effective hack.

"I needed this miracle," one wrote.

"That's so SMART," another said.

"Omg, that’s an awesome technique," a third commented.

Want to try yourself?

Shop the look below:

Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer Stick

After only recently landing in Australia, Selena Gomez' vegan beauty brand has a name for amazing results, not to mention beautiful packaging.

The twist cream stick is packed with anti-oxidants, blends beautifully and is fragrance, paraben and sulphate-free.

Now available at Sephora, the Rare Beauty cream bronzer stick has nearly 1000 high reviews.

"Easy to apply and blend, will definitely repurchase," one beauty buyer wrote.

"Game changer."

Two of Rare Beauty's cream twist bronzer sticks in pale pink packaging with the lids off against a pale cream background.
Rare Beauty's clean beauty products are becoming increasingly popular for their amazing results, including the cream bronzer stick. Photo: Rare Beauty

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Loose Powder

IT Cosmetics have been a staple in many a person's kit for decades.

Known for their cult CC Cream, their loose setting powder will not only give a rounded, polished look, but is a great highlighter for contouring.

Its translucent, talc-free formula is designed to suit all skin tones and comes loaded with peptides and antioxidants to be gentle on the skin.

"Great loose powder that doesn't alter my foundation colour and mattifies shine," one buyer reveals.

"A must-have item to keep in bag to touch up t-zone mid day."

A flat lay image of the IT Cosmetic's translucent setting powder with the black lid half off to the side of the right against a white background.
IT Cosmetic's translucent setting powder can be used to highlight areas when contouring. Photo: Adore Beauty

Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Another cult item in the makeup world, Tarte's Shape Tape Contour concealer doesn't muck around when it comes to highlighting, covering and boosting.

With more than 2600 high reviews on Sephora, the contour concealer has a whopping 30 shades to choose from to reach your desired look.

Best blended out with a sponge, the full-coverage formula includes anti-oxidants, BHAs/Salicylic Acid, vitamins and is paraben and sulphate-free with Sephora's Clean Beauty tick.

Tarte's Shape Tape Contour Concealer with the applicator lid off on the right against a white background.
Tarte's Shape Tape Contour Concealer offers a full-coverage formula to brighten and highlight contouring areas. Photo: Tarte

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Voted as the number-one makeup sponge with a viral following, Real Technique's makeup sponge will do all your blending and effortlessly create that sculpted shape.

Available to purchase as one or in a pack of four, this 3-in-1 multi-functional sponge will blend with its rounded sides, cover tiny blemishes and imperfections with its precision tip, and contour larger areas with the flat edge.

You'll be serving sculpted looks in no time.

Two pink transluscent packages with orange makeup sponges inside against a pale grey background.
Real Techniques' makeup sponge offers a 3-1 structure to blend, apply and contour. Photo: The Iconic

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