TikTok’s Rainbow Contour Hack Means You Can Say Goodbye to Foundation

Instagram @asianqueen1 via @fentybeauty

TikTok makeup hacks are in abundance on the app and you’re never far from discovering the latest tip or trick that will change the way you apply products to your face. The most recent tip we’ve picked up via the video-sharing app is a way to contour with the use of cream blush, bronzer and concealer.

Known as rainbow contour, this technique involves applying cream-based products to your face in the shape of a — you guessed it — rainbow. You simply swipe on thick lines of product before blending it in with a sponge or beautyblender to reveal dewy skin.

This technique, which was popularised by TikTok creators @rikkisandhuu and @serenalakkiss, relies on the use of cream-based products as these allow for easier application and makes it easier to blend for a flawless look.

To replicate this trend for yourself, draw on lines of blush, bronzer and concealer in the shape of a rainbow (as seen in the video below), spritz your face with a makeup setting spray and blend in with a damp sponge to melt the product into the skin. The end result is a full face of contoured makeup without the use of foundation or the need to layer products one after the other.

Being able to achieve a full face of makeup with three products and sans foundation is a pretty good hack in our books. And, TikTok user @rikkisandhuu wrote that this is “by far one of the BEST contouring and highlighting techniques I have everrrr used!!”

Consider giving this a go the next time you do your makeup — you might just have discovered your new favourite beauty hack. If you’re after cream blush recommendations for this technique, there are a bunch here that would work well, otherwise, brands like Fenty Beauty, Westman Atelier and MECCA MAX offer great stick products that make the application a breeze. Good luck!


by far one of the BEST contouring and highlighting techniques I have everrrr used!! 💗💗 #beautyhacks #makeuptips #contouring101 #foryou

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