Contouring has been a beauty miracle secret for our celebrities. With contouring they highlight their sharp and beautiful features. Contouring is the latest trend. That everybody is fallowing. Contouring majorly enhances your cheekbones like supermodels or runway models have.

Contouring is all about artistry and illusion.

Contouring and highlighting are like best friends, always a perfect blend. Contouring is when you use two shades darker than your skin tone to shade areas you would like to highlight or define the most. Mostly contouring avails nose, forehead, cheekbones and chin. It’s also contouring when you don’t use shimmery products. Instead you use powder or cream in matte finish.

Contouring has to be done in matte and not shimmery or glossy because you are sculpting yourself like an artist, creating illusion.

Correct ways for contouring:

Here contouring is aptly described according to different face shapes.

Heart Face Shape:

Ways to know you’ve heart face shape-

  • Your cheeks appear/are wider than your hairline
  • Has a widow’s peak
  • The chin is narrow and pointed

Areas to contour heart face shape-

  • The sides of your forehead and temples to create balance between wider upper half of your face and lower face narrow
  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks
  • Right below the chin, to soften the point.

Oblong Face Shape:

Ways to know you’ve oblong face shape-

  • Your face will be twice as long as it is wide
  • You’ve no points along jaw, chin or hairline

 

 

Areas to contour oblong face shape-

  • Along with your hairline creating illusion of lower hairline
  • To make your face little rounder, contour under your chin
  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks

Rectangle Face Shape:

Ways to know you’ve rectangle face shape-

  • The width of your hairline and jawline are even
  • Your face is long than it is wide

Areas to contour rectangle face shape-

  • On the sides of your forehead to appear narrow hairline
  • Along with your hairline creating illusion lower hairline
  • Under your jawbone to appear it more narrow
  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks

Diamond Face Shape:

Ways to know you’ve diamond face shape-

  • Your hairline is more narrow than your cheeks are
  • The chin is slightly pointed, not completely
  • Your face is longer than it is wide

Areas to contour diamond face shape-

  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks

Oval Face Shape:

Ways to know you’ve oval face shape-

  • Your face is long than it is wide, about one and a half times longer
  • Your face mirrors an upside-down egg
  • You have no major points along your jaw, chin or hairline

Areas to contour oval face shape-

  • On the sides of your forehead to appear narrow hairline
  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks

Round Face Shape:

Ways to know you’ve round face shape-

  • Your face is wide as it is long
  • You have no points along your jaw, chin or hairline

Areas to contour round face shape-

  • The sides of your forehead and temples to make this area appear narrow rather than wider
  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears to in the middle of your cheeks, and curving it down to your jawline to lengthen your face look

Square Face Shape:

Ways to know if you’ve square face shape-

  • Your face is long as it is wide
  • The width of your jawline and hairline are even

Areas to contour square face shape-

  • On the sides of your forehead to appear narrow hairline
  • Under your jawbone to appear it more narrow
  • Below your cheekbones starting from your ears and ending in the middle of your cheeks

That’s the way contouring is followed for every face shape. Now don’t just read it here, Get on with your brushes. It’s time to paint and creates illusions.

-Contour has always been your secret best friend.