How To Contour And Highlight For Your Face Shape

Contouring and highlighting have become huge in the recent years through celebrities like Kim Kardashian. It is an impressive makeup technique that creates dark and light areas to shape your face in a lovely manner and has been used by makeup artists on celebrities for years. It can change the way your whole face looks, and in a good way! In order to master this art, you must first determine your face shape. Diamond, oval, square, round, heart, rectangular, or oblong – the right way to give your face amazing structure is given below!

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1. Diamond Face Shape:

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These faces are characterised by a narrow forehead and a narrow chin with the widest point at the cheeks. You must contour the area below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks and highlight under your eyes and along your brow bone. This will really brighten your eyes. Highlighting the middle of your forehead and chin will help broaden these naturally narrow areas.

 

2. Oval Face Shape:

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If you have an oval face like the contour queen herself(that is, Kim Kardashian), you can bring out your cheekbones and slim other features like your nose. Contour the area below your cheekbones and the sides of your forehead to make your hairline appear narrow, and highlight the middle of your forehead and chin, and also under your eyes.

 

3. Square Face Shape:

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Softening and rounding the jawline must be the focus for square shaped faces so you must contour around the jawline to get this effect. Cheekbones, temples, the sides and tip of your nose, and the top of your eyelids must be contoured. Highlighting the bridge of your nose and above your cheekbones will have you looking fabulous.

 

4. Round Face Shape:

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When contouring a round face, you must shade around the edges of your face to minimise the fullness, and highlight the centre to create a balance. Contour on the sides of your forehead and along your temples, and highlight the middle of your forehead and chin as well as under your eyes to complete your look.

 

5. Heart Face Shape:

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Heart shaped faces have prominent cheek bones and chins so it’s important not to over-contour because that will make your face look pointier. Contour under your cheekbones and on your temples, along the sides and under the top of your nose. Highlighting the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones, your chin and above your lips will transform your face from average to phenomenal in no time!

6. Rectangle Face Shape:

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With a rectangular face, you must concentrate on making your hairline appear lower and narrow. For this, contour the sides of your forehead and also along your hairline. Contour below your cheekbones starting from your ears to your cheeks. Highlight your chin and along your brow bone to brighten the area.

7. Oblong Face Shape:

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Oblong faces have straight sides and a high forehead. Contouring along your hairline will create the illusion of a lower hairline, and contouring under your chin will make your face appear a little rounder. Highlighting your eyes in an upside down triangle shape will have them looking vivid.

Happy contouring and highlighting, ladies!

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