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Contour Makeup
Contouring is a makeup technique that uses cosmetics to define, enhance and
sculpt the structure of the face or other body parts, such as breasts.
Contouring is usually produced by placing a warm or cool toned color that is
one or two shades darker than the skin color in areas such as in the hollows of
the cheeks, on the side of the nose, and on the temples to give a shadow and
a slimming effect. It can be complemented with a highlighter that is one or two
shades lighter than the skin color on areas of the face that are more prominent
such as on the apples of the cheeks and the tip of the nose or the t-zone
(forehead, nose, and chin). This technique can also be referred to as strobing,
which generally uses only lighter powders and shades and little to no darker
What Does Face Contour Makeup Do?
Contour makeup can help enhance your facial bone structure and create depth.
Contouring makes use of shadowing and highlighting to define and shape your
features in the most flattering of ways. It also helps your foundation look more
skin-like and helps make it look more blended.
Which Are The Products To Be Used To Contour the Face?
To contour your face, it is best to invest in a contour palette. Contour palettes can
be in cream or powder formulas, and they usually offer a highlighter shade along
with a deep brown contour shade. Contour sticks are also a great option as they
allow you to strategically place the contour pigment along with your facial features.
Which Are The Best Tools To Blend Contour Products?
Brushes are the best to apply and then blend in contour products seamlessly, but you can also use a beauty
blender to blend in your contour pigment, once placed. If you like, you could first apply the contour products with
a brush, blend them slightly, and then use a damp beauty blender for an extra seamless effect.

Should Contour Makeup Be Done Before Or After Foundation?
Contour makeup should always be done after applying foundation. This will ensure
that your skin tone is first enhanced with foundation so that you can then
understand how the contour shade will look on your skin.
Contouring after foundation will also make your bone
structure prominent and it will not cause your foundation to
What Are The Benefits Of Contouring?
Contour makeup helps your makeup stand out in pictures. It is also a necessary factor for
professional shoots where the camera picks up on everything. Contouring will give your
face dimension in photographs and will not make it look like you have used a lot of
foundation. Contouring can give you a natural effect in photographs.
The Best Way To Contour Oval Face Shapes..
The oval face shape usually does not require much contouring, because it is already
well proportioned. You can blend in a contour shade under the cheekbones and on the
sides of the bridge of your nose to create a sharp look.
1.Round Face Shapes Can Get A Sharper Effect
A round face is very youthful and can look plump. The key here is to slim it down a bit.
Contour below the cheekbones and at the sides of the jawline to slim down the face
and make it look more angular. You can also define the nose with contouring.
2.Square Face Shapes Can Acquire Softened Facial ContoursS quare
face shapes are more angular and broad. The idea here is to soften this angular face
shape with contouring. Begin from the temples and then go under the cheekbones,
and finally connect to the jawline. Blend well and add blush to the apples of the

3.The Right Way To Contour Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart-shaped faces are typically broad at the temples and have a very pointy chin,
which is similar to the shape of a heart. To balance this face shape, you can contour the
temples and hairline. Slight contouring just below the
cheekbones will also help highlight the already prominent
cheekbones. Skip contouring the jawline. This method will
visually correct the proportions of the face.
4.Shorten The Appearance Of The
Rectangular Face Shape
Rectangular or oblong face shapes can look very long and
sometimes angular. With the help of contouring, you can
balance the length and make the face shape look softer
and more proportionate. Contour the entire outer perimeter
of the temples and hairline. Avoid contouring the cheekbones, as it might make the
face look too dramatic. Contour the entire jawline to soften its appearance and make
it look thinner and cut the length of the face.

Contour Makeup: FAQs
Q. Can we use foundation to contour the face?
A. If you do not have a contouring product, you can use a foundation shade that is at least two shades darker
than your natural foundation shade. Make sure to use it just like a contouring product though. Which means you
will have to apply and set your natural foundation shade first and then pace the darker contour foundation shade
only on the areas required.
Q. Can contour makeup be set with powder?
A. If the setting powder that you are using is translucent, you can set your contour makeup with setting powder.
Ideally, it is still better to use a setting spray as it won’t mess with the appearance of the contour shade.
Q. Is it necessary to use a highlighter with contour makeup?
A. Using a highlighter in conjunction with a contour makeup shade will make your contouring look more
prominent. It will help enhance the effects of your contour makeup, but it isn’t always necessary to use a
highlighter. Highlighters can be used to sometimes correct your contour makeup look.