We know makeup covers up unpleasantries. But what we may not think of is using our makeup to highlight our best features. Using this image we can see the common areas to highlight and contour on most faces. It’s a highlighting and contour guide for beginners! Some days it’s tempting, whether you’re in a rush, or just feeling a bit insecure about your skin that day, to hastily smear makeup over the entirety of your face. But, I assure you, a little careful consideration of areas to highlight and areas to contour doesn’t have to take forever, and will work wonders for your look. Let’s take it by region:
Forehead. Your forehead should have a mid sized oval area highlighted above the eyebrows but not extending past the arch of the brows. The oval should leave a space for contouring between the highlighted portion and the hair line.
Nose. The bridge of the nose should have a thin line of highlight which connects with the oval highlights of the forehead. The sides of the nose, extended upwards from the nostrils, are contoured.
Cheeks. Your cheeks are maybe the most complex, and even they aren’t so difficult to master. The upper cheekbone is highlighted in a leaf shape with its wider portion meeting the nose and blending to a point near the corner of the eye. Under this portion is a strip of contour above a similar sized line of highlight, depending on the shape of your face.
Mouth. The area above and to the sides of your mouth should be contoured. This contour connects to the middle contour of your cheek.
Chin. Most chins will benefit from the classic oval highlight. The oval, depending on the prominence of your lips, will almost reach the lip line and extend nearly the length of your puckered lips.
Of course all faces are different, so all highlighting and contouring will be altered slightly as per shape. But if you’re a beginner, this guide shows the common areas to highlight and contour, giving you plenty of inspiration to get started.Image Source: trusper.com