While hardcore, statement sculpting has a time and place, we welcome news of its kinder, demure cousin: soft contouring. Think more like a gentle suggestion of shadow, à la the 1990s. Yes, you use less product in general, but this effect can actually be achieved in several different ways. Using a soft shade one or two darker than your foundation, overlap the contour color with your blusher. Or focus on just underneath the top half of your cheekbones (rather than the hallow of the cheek). You run less of a risk of “striping” this way. Finally, instead of a densely packed contour brush, try a slanted brush with a more rounded head. You’ll not only be able to hug the contours of your face, but the soft-focus finish will be exactly what you’re looking for.