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How to Contour Your Face

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Notice your favorite celebrities and wondered how they're face always looks so impeccable? It always seems that they have high cheekbones, defined noses, and seemingly flawless complexions. The secret is contouring.

Face contouring has become very popular and a part of many girl's daily routines. Contouring gives shape to the face by intensifying the facial structure using makeup.

Here are a few quick and simple tips on how to contour your face:

1. Start with a clean moisturized face.

2. Own the correct tools.

3. Choose the correct foundation.

4. Apply the correct foundation and concealer.

5. Apply the powder.

6. Blend the two shades.

7. Map the contours and highlights of your face.

8. Contour your cheeks.

9. Blend the two shades for a flawless finish.

Contour map
Contour map

Contour map

Guide to contouring the face. Feel the contours of your face. Apply the contour color directly underneath your cheekbone, extending from the center of your ear in a slightly downward motion. You will want to keep the contour application concise. If your brush feels too fluffy or large, pinch the bristles when you apply, this will give you more control.

Contour map #2
Contour map #2

Contour map #2

Mark the areas you want to contour, the hollows under your cheekbones, your temples, along your hairline, jawline, the sides of your nose, the tip of the nose, and the crease of your eyes with a deeply-colored brow gel pencil.

Contour before & after
Contour before & after

Contour before & after

When you learn how to contour there are two main techniques: low-lighting and highlighting. Low-lighting refers to using a darker color wherever there’s an area of the face or feature you want to recede or de-emphasize. 

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