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How To Contour And Highlight For Your Face Shape

The fact is, although we have learned 100 beauty tutorials, it’s still hard to know how to contour and highlight. They can enhance your best features and rebuild your face subtly with a slim face and angular cheekbones, which is different from old dramatic contouring with just a simple line on your cheek. We provide a written-out tutorial easy to understand and carry out according to different face shapes.

First, let’s see the makeup skills before entering the topic. What is contouring? When you use a matte pencil, cream or power which is 2 shades darker than your skin tone to shade some areas on your face, such as the nose, cheekbones. While highlighting is accentuating areas on your face and catch the light naturally with highlighter which is 2 shades lighter than your skin tone.

Try to find which plan is suitable for you based on your face shape. Here is a practical guide for you!

Diamond Face Shape

 How to tell whether you have a diamond-shaped face:

  • your cheeks are wider than your hairlines.
  • You have a pointed chin.
  • Your face is longer than the width.

Where to contour:

Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.

Where to highlight:

  • An inverted triangle under your eyes and along your brow ridge to make your eyes brighten.
  • In the middle of your forehead and in the middle of your chin to widen these narrow areas.

diamond-face

Heart Face Shape

How to tell whether you have a heart-shaped face:

  • Your cheeks are wider than your hairlines.
  • You have a pointed and narrow chin.
  • You have a widow’s peak.

Where to contour:

  • Along both sides of your forehead and temples to make a balance between the wide upper half part and narrow lower half part.
  • Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.
  • Small areas below the chin to make the point be softer.

Where to highlight:

  • An inverted triangle under your eyes to make your eyes brighten.
  • In the middle of your forehead and chin to widen the narrow areas.

heart face

Oblong Face Shape

 How to tell whether you have an oblong-shaped face:

  • The length of your face is almost twice as its width.
  • There are no major points along your hairline, jaw, and chin.

Where to contour:

  • Along your hairline to make your hairline look lower.
  • Under your chin to make your face look rounder.
  • Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.

 Where to highlight:

An inverted triangle under your eyes to make your eyes brighten.

Oblong Face Shape

Oval Face Shape

 How to tell whether you have an oval-shaped face:

  • The length of your face is almost 1.5 times as its width.
  • Your face shape looks like a goose egg.

Where to contour:

  • Along the sides of the hairline to make your hairline look more narrow.
  • Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.

 Where to highlight:

  • In the middle of your forehead and in the middle of your chin.
  • An inverted triangle under your eyes and along your brow ridge to make your eyes brighten.

Oval Face Shape

Rectangle Face Shape

How to tell whether you have a rectangle-shaped face:

  • Your hairline is as wide as your jawline.
  • The length of your face is wider than the width.

Where to contour:

  • On the sides of the hairline to make your hairline look more narrow.
  • Along your hairline to make your hairline look lower.
  • Under your jawbone to make your chin look more narrow.
  • Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.

 Where to highlight:

  • In the middle of your chin.
  • Along your brow ridge under your eyes to brighten your eyes.

Rectangle Face Shape

Round Face Shape

How to tell whether you have a round-shaped face:

  • The length of your face is as long as the width.
  • There are no major points along your hairline, jaw, and chin.

Where to contour:

  • Along both sides of your forehead and temples to make a balance between wide and narrow part.
  • Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.

 Where to highlight:

  • In the middle of your forehead and in the middle of your chin, curving down to your chin to make your face look longer.
  • An inverted triangle under your eyes to make your eyes brighten.

Round Face Shape

Square Face Shape

How to tell whether you have a square-shaped face:

  • The length of your face is as long as the width.
  • Your hairline is as wide as your jawline.

Where to contour:

  • On the sides of the hairline to make your hairline look more narrow.
  • Under the jawbone to make your jawline look more narrow.
  • Areas under your cheekbones: from your ears and to the middle of your cheeks.

 Where to highlight:

  • In the middle of your forehead and in the middle of your chin.
  • Under your eyes and along your brow ridge to make your eyes brighten.

Square Face Shape

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