How to Contour Your Cheekbones Properly

How to Contour Your Cheekbones Properly


Contouring and highlighting are like chocolate syrup and vanilla ice cream: best together. Yet, contouring the cheekbones is one of the most challenging aspects of this makeup trends. Contouring is all about creating shadow and light to alter the shape of the face, maybe to give the illusion of higher cheekbones, a slimmer face or shorten the nose.

Step 1: The first thing you need to do is map your face. The best way to find that out is to suck your cheeks in. This will help you know where the hollows of your cheeks are. Tilt the brush at a 45-degree angle and place it on your cheekbone.

Step 2: Then apply the contour to your cheekbones. Contour the area below your cheekbones starting from your ears to in the middle of your cheeks, and then curving down to your jaw line to lengthen your face.

Step 3: Blend the contour colour into the hairline. This will help give your skin a healthy glow and disguise a large or flat forehead.

Step 4: Take a damp beauty blender and tap over the area of the contour colour, merging it into your base foundation.

Step 5: Apply contour from the ears down your neck to make sure that there are no visible differences between your face and neck.

Step 6: Take your makeup brush and decide where you should apply the lighter shade of your contouring kit. This should be underneath the contour shade.

Step 7: Sweep the highlighter above the cheekbone, along the brow bone and down the centre of your nose to give the impression of a rounded surface. Use less pressure on the brush as you swipe down because you don’t want the contoured shadows to cross your cheekbone area.

Step 8: Blend any excess product with a damp beauty blender.

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