Knowing how to contour is an important skill as all makeup applications involve contouring on some level. When you contour, all you’re doing is accentuating your natural features. The way to sculpt your face depends on your face shape. Simply envision the oval face shape and then highlight the high points inside it and contour everything outside it.
This approach will look different on every person, depending on the shape of the features. Try it, play around, and discover what works on your face.
On a round face you will want to highlight your forehead, underneath your eyes, on top of your cheekbones and the center of your chin to draw attention to the center of your face. To contour your face use darker shades like bronzer. Highlighter can be matte, frosted or shimmery and contour should be only a matte.
Here’s how to do a basic contour on the cheeks, nose, eyes, and jaw. For this tutorial, use powder eye shadows and a contour kit.
The first thing most people want to contour are the cheekbones. To start, try receding the hollow of the cheek. You can find the hollow of cheek right underneath the cheekbone — there, apply your darker color using an angled medium or large brush.