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How To Contour Like A Pro According To Celebrity Makeup Artist Mayesa Delos Santos

She’s worked her magic on the entertainment industry’s most glamorous faces, as well as being Manila society’s go-to gal whenever there is a special event or a big photo shoot. Meet Mayesa delos Santos, a celebrity makeup artist who has perfected fresh-faced, sculpted beauty, and has all her clients (and herself!) looking so darn good. Want to rock that that peachy perfect skin and sculpted cheekbones? She shares 3 easy-to-follow tips that will have you glistening and rosy in no time.



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@jesskienle ?????? #makeupbymayesa

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1. Use cream foundation to contour the sides of your temple, jawline, sides of your nose, hollows of your cheeks, tip of your chin and even the sides of your neck before you put on foundation.

“My current favorite is Make Up For Ever’s ULTRA HD STICK FOUNDATION. I prefer to use 3-4 tones darker than my client’s skin tone.” TIP: Want to contour but still look au naturel? Mayesa recommends to “blend it as you apply to give a natural to give a natural sculpted face shape.



2. "Use shimmery contouring products only after you have set your foundation base, or just for finishing touches!"

We recommend a creamy stick highlighter to do the job, but gear away from those that contain too much shimmer to avoid that not so natural look.



?????Shiny but not glittery. Using #makeupforever #ultrahdsoftlight #makeupbymayesa

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3. Looking for your match made in heaven contouring product? She says that the most important thing to do is to find out how pigmented the product is. The more pigment, the better.

Do some swatching before making a purchase. This always helps determine what shade works best for your skin tone at the moment.



Way too sexy for a mom to be!! ?????? @pattigrand #makeupbymayesa #hairbyjaymarlahaylahay

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Get the look:

Tom Ford Contour and Illuminate Kit, Adora 


Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, Greenbelt 5


RMS Beauty Bronzer,



Check out some of our favorite makeup works by Mayesa:



Lead photo of Iza Calzado and Korina Sanchez-Roxas via Mayesa Delos Santos