How To Contour For Your Face Shape

Every face is different, which means the method of contouring and highlighting can vary with each application! To narrow it down a bit check out how to contour your face depending on its shape in just a few easy steps by MakeupForever.

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Scroll down to find out!

1.Oval Shape Face

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HIGHLIGHT

Cheekbones: Apply the product to the upper part of the cheekbone by using brush #104. Blend towards the temple and the center of the face.

Eyebrow Bone: Apply the product above and to the brow bone by using brush #174. Blend towards the temple.

Eyelids: Apply the product to the entire eyelid and the inner corner of the eye with the brush#174.

Bridge of the nose: Apply the product to the bridge of the nose by using brush#174.

Center of the upper lip: Apply the product to the center by using brush #174, just above the upper lip, in order to enhance the outline of the lips.

Chin: Apply the product to the hollow of the chin by using brush #104.

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SHADE

Cheek hollows: Apply the product with the brush#104 under the cheekbone, near the ear, make a single downwards stroke, following the natural line of the cheekbone. Sweep the product towards the nose with back-and-forth motions.

Jawline: Apply the product along the jawline from the base of the ear to behind the chin by using brush#104. Blend in both directions with back-and-forth motions.
Be careful the product blends well into the skin on the neck so there is no line.

Temples: Apply the product along the hairline and blend towards the forehead by using brush#104.

Eyelids: Apply the product with the brush#174, from the outer corner and go towards the inner corner following the eyelid crease, drawing an arch.

Chin: Apply the product just under the tip of the chin and blend both sides back up along the jawline, under the chin by using brush#104.

Slide of the nose: Apply the product along the sides of the nose and blend downwards by using brush#174.

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ILLUMINATE 

Cheekbones: Gently dab the product onto the upper part of the cheekbone by using brush#104.

Brow bone: Apply the product to the brow bone by using brush#174,.

Center of the upper lip: Apply the product to the center and just above the upper lip by using brush#174,.

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COLOUR

Cheekbones: Apply the blush to the cheekbones from the hairline towards the center of the face by using brush#104.

Apply and blend the blush with figure 8 motions.
Make sure you blend the blush well into the darker shade so there is no line.

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THE RESULT 

Finish your makeup by applying HD powder to set your contouring and mattify the skin. Intensify the look by applying mascara and Pro Sculpting Lip.

 

2. Square Shape Face

Refine and lengthen the face – reduce angular cheekbones and an angular, prominent jaw.

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HIGHLIGHT

Upper the Cheekbones: Apply the product to the cheekbone by using brush #104. Blend towards the temple.

Under the cheek hollows: Start at the edge of the face (at the base of the ear) and blend towards the corners of the lips by using brush#104.

Forehead: Apply the product to the center of the forehead by using brush#104.
Chin: Apply the product to the hollow of the chin by using brush#104..

Eyebrows: Apply the product above and to the brow bone. Blend towards the temple by using brush#174.

Eyelids: Apply the product to the entire eyelid and the inner corner of the eye by using brush#174

Bridge of the nose: Apply the product to the bridge of the nose by using brush#174

Center of the upper lip: Apply the product to the center with the brush#174, just above the upper lip, in order to enhance the outline of the lips.

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SHADE

Hollows of the cheeks: Start at the edge of the face (at the hairline) and blend inward towards the mouth by using brush#104.

Temples: Start from the temples and blend along the hairline, going up towards the top of the forehead by using brush#104.

Jawline: Start at the top of the jaw and blend towards the chin, emphasizing the jawline by using brush#104.

Eyelids: Start from the outer corner and go towards the inner corner following the eyelid crease, drawing an arch by using brush#174.

Slides of the nose: Apply the product along the sides of the nose and blend downwards by using brush#174

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ILLUMINATE 

Cheekbones: Apply the product to the upper part of the cheekbone by using brush#104.

Brow bone: Apply the product to the brow bone by using brush#174.

Center of the upper lip: Apply the product to the center and just above the upper lip by using brush#174.

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COLOUR

Cheekbones: Apply and blend the blush to the curve of the lips with circular motions using brush#104.This technique will make the cheekbones appear less angular.

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3. Triangle Shape Face

Restore the balance between the two halves of the face; reduce the upper (wide) part and accentuate the lower (fine) part.

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HIGHLIGHT

Upper Cheekbones: Apply the lighter shade to the lower part of the cheekbone by using brush#104.

Jawline: Apply the product along the jawline from the base of the ear to behind the chin. Blend in both directions with back-and-forth motions by using brush#104.

Chin: Apply the product to the hollow of the chin by using brush#104.

Eyebrow bone: Apply the product above and to the brow bone. Blend slightly towards the temple by using brush#174

Eyelids: Apply the product to the entire eyelid and the inner corner of the eye by using brush#174

Bridge of the Nose: Apply the product to the bridge of the nose with brush#174

Center of the upper lip: Apply the product to the center of the upper lip with brush#174

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SHADE

Cheek Hollows: Start at the edge of the face (at the hairline) and blend horizontally inward towards the nose with brush#104. For a harmonious and natural result, do not go past the center of the eye.

Temples/Forehead/Upper cheeks area: Start from the temples and blend along the hairline, going up towards the top of the forehead by using brush#104.

Slides of the Nose: Apply the product along the sides of the nose and blend downwards by using brush#174

Chin: Apply the product to the hollow of the chin by using brush #104.

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ILLUMINATE 

Upper Cheekbones: Apply the product to the upper part of the cheekbone and blend (downwards) with the previously applied light shade by using brush #104.

Eyebrow bone: Apply the product to the brow bone and blend it slightly with the light shade by using brush#174

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COLOUR

Cheeks: Apply and blend the blush to the curve of the lips with circular motions.

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4. Round Shape Face 

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HIGHLIGHT

Cheekbones: Apply the product to the upper cheekbone by using brush#104.
Eyebrows: Apply the product above and to the brow bone. Blend towards the temple by using brush#174.

Eyelids: Apply the product to the entire eyelid and the inner corner of the eye by using brush#174
Bridge of the nose: Apply the product to the bridge of the nose by using brush#174

Center of the upper lip: Apply the product to the center with the brush#174,just above the upper lip, in order to enhance the outline of the lips.

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ILLUMINATE

Cheekbones: Apply the product to the upper part of the cheekbone by using brush#104.

Brow bone: Apply the product to the brow bone and blend it slightly with the light shade with the brush#174.

Center of the lips: Apply the product to the center and just above the upper lip by using brush#174.

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COLOUR

Cheekbones: Start by applying at the hairline (level with the middle of the ear), then blend towards the mouth to sculpt the cheek with the brush#104.
This technique will make the face appear longer by reducing the volume of the cheeks.

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