Face contouring comprises of three things- contour,highlight and blush. These three combined; give the effect of a well sculpted face. It is important to determine your face shape first, and then sculpt it accordingly.
Determine Your Face Shape
Tie back your hair and then check the shape of your face in the mirror. One you know your exact face shape, only then you can master your sculpting technique.
Oval Face Shape
Oval face shape is considered to be the most ideal face shape. Still this face shape needs to be contoured to add a little warmth to the complexion and to prevent the face from looking flat.Apply blush on the cheeks in circular motions.
Oblong Face Shape
Oblong face shape is more longer than the Oval face shape.Therefore, it it best to contour the forehead and chin well to make it look shorter.Merge the blush with the contour shade.Use a sculpting brush to merge both shades together.
Rectangle Face Shape
Rectangular face shape has a prominent jaw line. It is best to contour the angles of the jawline, to make it look more oval. Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks and a little on the tip of the nose, for a more flushed look.
Round Face Shape
Round face shape is shorter than the oval face shape, so the goal is to make it look a bit longer. This way it will look more similar to the oval face shape. Always contour the rounded chin and highlight the face in a narrow strip. Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Diamond Face Shape
A diamond face shape is generally angular, therefore it is suggested to contour the angles of that face to make it similar to the oval face shape.Apply blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Heart Face Shape
A heart face shape has a 3 shaped hair line, protruding cheeks and a pointed chin. Contour from the arch of your eyebrow till the area under the cheekbone. Apply little blush on the cheeks. If it is applied more, then the face will look more fat.
Beauty Hooked Approved Contour Kits
Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit for Rs. 8,200/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Kit Lightening Contour F01 for Rs. 750/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Elf Contour Palette for Rs. 1,295/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Contour and highlight palette:Makeup Revolution Ulta Contour Palette for Rs. 1,500/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Beauty Hooked Approved Highlighters
Elf Baked Highlighters for Rs. 875/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Makeup Revolution Soph Highlighter Palette for Rs. 1,850/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette Golden Sand Edition for Rs. 9,995/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Beauty Hooked Approved Blushers
Elf Powder Blush Palette for Rs. 1,295/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Mana Rose Magic Cheek and Lip Tint for Rs. 1,350/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Makeup Revolution Blush for Rs. 275/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Beauty Hooked Approved Sculpting Tools
Contour brush kit:Mac Nutcracker Sweet Contour Brush Kit for Rs. 9,950/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Contour brush kit:Makeup Revolution Precision Contour Set for Rs. 3,200/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Contour brush kit:Makeup Revolution Ultra Metals Go Contouring for Rs. 3,000/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Face blender:Beauty Blender Original Single for Rs. 2,600/-(Click HERE to Shop)
Now you know how to contour according to your face shape. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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