If you’re anything like me you might want to know how to contour your face. A good face contour can make all the difference in your appearance and can help to accentuate your best features. Here are a few tips on how to contour your face but first what exactly does this mean?
What Is A Face Contour?
Contouring is using makeup to create the illusion of shadows and depth. This is usually done by using a darker shade of foundation or powder along your hairline, under your cheekbones and jawline, and down the sides of your nose.
You can also use a highlighter on the areas you want to bring forward, like the tops of your cheekbones, down the center of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow.
When done correctly, contouring can really help to define your features and give you a more polished look. It can also be a great way to fake a slimmer face if that’s something you’re after. If you’re new to contouring, or if you’re just looking for some tips on how to do it better, read on for a few helpful hints.
Choose The Right Products
When it comes to contouring, the most important thing is to use the right products. You want to use a foundation or powder that’s a few shades darker than your natural skin tone. And for highlight, you want to use a shade that’s a few shades lighter. If you can’t find your perfect match, don’t worry, you can always mix two shades together until you get the right color.
Best Contour Brushes
As for brushes, I recommend using a dense powder brush for contouring and a fluffy blush brush for highlighting. But really, any brush can work as long as it’s the right size and shape for the area you’re working on.
Start With A Clean Face
Before you start contouring, you want to make sure your face is clean and primed. That means washing your face and using a good moisturizer. Once your face is clean and hydrated, you can go ahead and apply your primer. I like to use a colour-correcting primer to help even out my skin tone before I start applying makeup.
Now you’re ready to start contouring! Begin by applying your foundation or powder all over your face with a brush or sponge. Then, using a dense powder brush, start applying the contour shade along your hairline, under your cheekbones, and down the sides of your nose. Be sure to blend well, so there are no harsh lines.
Next, using a fluffy blush brush, apply the highlight shade to the tops of your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow. Again, be sure to blend well.
Use Setting Powder
Finish with a setting powder to help your makeup last all day long.
Now that you know the basics of contouring, go ahead and give it a try! With a little practice, you’ll be a pro in no time.
Contour Your Face Shape
Not sure how to contour your specific face shape? Here’s a quick guide:
How To Contour A Round Face
Round face: Apply the contour shade along your hairline, under your cheekbones, and down the sides of your nose. Then use the highlight shade on the tops of your cheekbones and down the center of your nose.
How To Contour An Oval Face
Oval face: If you have an oval face, then you are lucky because this is the ideal face shape. To find your contouring shade, use a matte bronzer two shades darker than your natural skin tone. First, apply the bronzer along your hairline using a fluffy brush Then, use the same brush to apply bronzer along the sides of your face. Finally, use a smaller brush to apply bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks.
How To Contour A Square Face
Square face: The key to finding the perfect contouring makeup for a square face is to create the illusion of a more oval-shaped face. This can be done by using a bronzer or darker foundation along the jawline and hairline, and using a highlighter on the cheeks.
1. Start by applying your usual foundation all over your face.
2. Using a bronzer or darker foundation, create a line along your jawline. Start at your ear and work your way down to your chin.
3. To make your face look more oval-shaped, use a highlighter on the apples of your cheeks.
4. Finally, use a light dusting of powder to set your makeup.
How To Contour A Heart-Shaped Face
If you have a heart-shaped face, then you probably already know that finding the right makeup look can be a bit tricky. After all, you want to accentuate your best features while downplaying any areas that you’re not as confident about.
Luckily, contouring is the perfect way to do just that! Using a few simple techniques, you can easily sculpt and define your features, creating a stunning look that’s all your own.
Ready to learn how to contour a heart-shaped face? Just follow these easy steps:
1. Start by applying foundation all over your face. Be sure to use a shade that matches your skin tone perfectly, as this will help create a smooth and even base for the rest of your makeup.
2. Next, use a concealer to cover up any blemishes or imperfections. Again, be sure to choose a shade that closely matches your skin tone.
3. Once your foundation and concealer are in place, it’s time to start contouring. Using a bronzer or a powder that’s a few shades darker than your natural skin tone, apply it along the hollows of your cheeks. Then, use a light hand to sweep the bronzer down the sides of your nose and along your jawline.
4. To create the illusion of a slimmer nose, use a highlighting powder to dust the bridge of your nose.
5. Finally, add a pop of color to your cheeks by applying blush to the apples of your cheeks.
And that’s all there is to it! With just a few simple steps, you can easily contour a heart-shaped face. Just remember to use light and dark colors to create the illusion of depth and dimension, and you’ll look gorgeous in no time.
How To Contour Long Face
Long face: If you have a longer face, you will want to make it appear shorter. To do this, apply your contouring product along the sides of your face, avoiding the centre. This will create the illusion of a shorter face.
How To Contour A Diamond Face
Diamond face: To find your face shape, look into a mirror and pull your hair back. Take a close look at the overall shape of your face and forehead. Also, note the width of your cheekbones and jawline. If you have a narrow forehead with wide cheekbones that taper to a small chin, then you most likely have a diamond face shape.
Now that you know your face shape, it’s time to learn how to contour a diamond face. The key to contouring a diamond face is accentuating the cheekbones and narrowing the forehead and chin.
To slim down a diamond face, use a bronzer or contouring powder one shade darker than your skin tone. Start by applying the bronzer or contouring powder along your hairline, temples, and sides of your face. Then, sweep the bronzer or contouring powder along the hollows of your cheeks. Finally, use a light hand to apply the bronzer or contouring powder to your jawline.
If you want to accentuate your cheekbones, even more, use a highlighter one shade lighter than your skin tone. Apply the highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow.
To finish your contoured look, use a blush that compliments your skin tone.
How To Contour A Triangle Face
Triangle face: your forehead is the widest part of your face, and your jawline is the narrowest.
To balance out a triangle face, you want to make the bottom half of your face appear more comprehensive and the top half narrower. The easiest way to do this is by using a darker shade of powder or cream foundation along your jawline, and a lighter
Now that you know how to contour your face go ahead and give it a try! With a bit of practice, you’ll be a pro in no time.