CONTOURING FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE

HOW TO SHAPE AND REDEFINE YOUR FACE?

Contouring is the oldest technique in makeup and a great makeup artist's secret tool. Not many women know about it and the technique is advanced. So handle with care so you don't end up looking overdone. The key is less is more. Your makeup should be simple and natural (by that I don't mean no make up). It's your face we want to notice not the make up.

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When you contour you will change, accentuate, hide, strengthen and define your face



Think of contouring as painting a blank canvas. You apply foundation to even out your complexion. Then think of creating shape to your face.

The main principle is this:

  • Dark shading will make facial features recede
  • Light shading will make facial features more prominent




WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE WITH CONTOURING


Face Contouring

  • Thin down a rounded face


  • Soften a square face


  • Define your cheek bones 


  • Narrow a large or wide shape nose


  • Define your jawline


  • Create fuller lips


  • Lift saggy eyes


  • Minimize a large forehead or receding hair line


  • Make your eyes look bigger





TO SCULPT YOUR FACE YOU WILL NEED:foundation




  1. Your true foundation color that matches your skin exactly




  2. Your contour color that should be 2 shades darker than your foundation and with the same undertone




  3. Your highlighting color that should be 1 to 2 shades lighter than your foundation and with the same undertone







APPLY AND BLEND, BLEND, BLEND




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Follow the diagram below for your face shape to show you the placement of the contouring shade and the highlighting shade. Make sure you blend really well so the edges completely disappear so you don't end up with foundation lines.




NOW LOOK AT YOUR FACE TYPE TO SEE THE BEST WAY TO CONTOUR



OVAL FACE

Oval face shape contouring





You do not need to contour as your face shape is already symmetrical

You can experiment as oval faces can suport most make up trends

Just remember that light shades appear more prominent and darker shades decrease the size of the area














DIAMOND FACE

Diamond face shape contouring








Contour at the cheeks to minimize width.



Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.





RECTANGLE FACE


Rectangle Face Contouring




Contour on the corners of either side of your forehead and across th hairline.



Contour on either side of your jaw blending up to the bottom of your ear.



Highlight your forehead,under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




OBLONG FACE

Oblong Face Shape Conturing







Contour
across the lower section of your chin to shorten your face length





Apply Blush to the apples of your cheek to widen your face.




HEART FACE

Heart Face Shape Contouring






Contour at the temples and cheeks to diminish the width of your upper face.




Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




TRIANGLE FACE

Triangle Face Shape Contouring







Contour on the jawline and cheeks to minimize the width.




Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




SQUARE FACE

Square Face Shape Contouring





Contour on the corners of either side of your forehead



Contour on either side of your jaw blending up to the bottom
of your ear



Highlight your forehead, under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.




ROUND FACE

Round Face Shape Contouring






Contour to your temples, cheeks and jawline to create the illusion of an oval.




Highlight your forehead,under your eyes and your chin to draw attention to the centre of your face.













FEEL YOUR BEST

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