Ok, so when you contour you are accenting the highlights and shadows on my face. This got me thinking drawing is the same concept. Draw a face and darken your pencil line and blend where the contour is. Then erase lightly where the highlight is.
Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily Makeup Brush School 'How to use a powder brush' - or blush use a smaller brush and concentrate on the apples of your cheeks, sweeping up into your hairline, whereas bronzer can be applied along the cheekbones with a larger brush.