Contouring is an art. It can only be done perfectly when practiced for several times. Makeup if not blended well, can look horrendous at times. Without spending much time buffing your face to perfection, here are a few contouring hacks for you that are as easy as making tea:
Disperse the powder evenly onto your brush
In order to avoid an intense application, keep the stroke of the powdered brush as light as possible.
Use one shade deeper to attain a dramatic look
There are IRL contour and Insta-worthy contour, you need to drab according to your skin type.
Use highlighter as blush
You can definitely use highlighter as blush to get that perfect one stroke look for contouring.
So if you want to contour your cheekbones you may start from upper coming down lower depending upon the shape of your face.