How To: Contour & Highlight a Full Round Face

Contour & Highlight Full Round Face

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Step by Step: Highlighting

  1. Pick a concealer shade 2-3 lighter than your complexion
  2. Apply concealer in a triangle shape under the eyes, concealing and enhancing your cheekbones
  3. Highlight the areas you want to bring out the most! (ideal face shape is oval) 
  4. Blend with a damped Beauty Blender (Sponge)
  5. Set with a loose powder (Ben Nye Banana powder for a yellow undertone, or translucent for any undertone – easy to work with)
  6. Dust away powder with a small fan brush
  7. Finish highlight with a highlighting powder or even a satin/shimmer eyeshadow (golds are great for medium/deep skin tone)

Tips for highlighting:

  • Small forehead (highlight more than contour)
  • Under the cheek/contour area 
  • Tip of the nose  (nose appears smaller)
  • Middle of Chin
  • Cupids Bow 
  • Add a light satin/shimmer shadow to inner tear duct for the appliance of big eyes

Step By Step: Contouring

  1. Pick a concealer 4-5 shades darker than your complexion
  2. Apply under the cheek bone and half way thru stopping at middle of cheeks, creating a curve at the end (optional)
  3. Finish off by shading in areas you want to remove (double chin, big forehead, chin area)
  4. Blend in with a tampered/contour brush in circular motion, until shading is seamless 
  5. Apply small amount of foundation on a big stippling brush and blend, blend, blend
  6. Set with a contour shade (matte, ash tone)
  7. Apply bronzer (optional)

Tips for contouring:

  • Large foreheads (contour more and small highlight area)
  • Contour shade & bronzer are two different steps and applications (contour is to sculpted face, bronzer is to warm the face)
  • Always set contour with powder, everything stays in place and using both cream and powders will change your face shape completely
  • Add a matte brown/dark brown shadow on outer lower lash line for a smokey/sexy look for the eyes

Products I used:

  • Three Custom Color Pro Concealer Palette or

MUFE Full Cover Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, LA Girl Pro HD Conceal

  • Morphe Brushes – S3
  • Pink Beauty Blender
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder apply with disposal sponge
  • LA Girl Pro HD Conceal – Espresso
  • Real Technique Contour Brush
  • Milani Baked Blush Luminoso
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Vanilla, Banana, Java)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick – Sad Girl
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimma Shimma

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