Style File by Alice: Contouring By Face Shape.

Style File by Alice: Contouring By Face Shape.

If you are on social media, you have probably heard people talking about contouring your face with makeup. If you are not a makeup maven, this can be overwhelming to know where to put it and with what. 

In this Style File, we will help you simplify this technique by helping you identify your face shape and giving you simple placement of highlight and contour makeup. 

First, let’s break down what a highlight and contour is. 

Highlight:  To pick out and emphasize. 

  • - What It Is: To spotlight and call attention to.
  • - What It Does: The human eye..well, and the vampire eye naturally gravitates to items that are bright and spots where light bounces. In makeup, the technique of bringing out spots on the face that you want to bring forward and emphasize gives pleasant dimension. 
  • - How To Do: You will need a powder or cream shade of makeup that is 3 colors lighter than your natural complexion. For beginners, I recommend a powder that is specifically for highlighting. For advanced, I recommend a foundation in liquid or cream stick form.  (See below for placement).

Contour: An outline of a natural feature

  • - What It Is: To mold into a specific shape. 
  • - What It Does: Giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing the facial structure through makeup.
  • - How To Do: You will need a powder or cream shade of makeup that is 3 colors darker than your natural complexion. For beginners, I recommend a powder that is specifically for bronzing/contouring. For advanced, I recommend a foundation in liquid or cream stick form.  (See below for placement).

Face Shape: Identify your face shape. 

What face shape sounds most like you?

Highlight/Contour Placement: Follow the photo that most fits your face shape. 

  • -Place the highlight where the light is. 
  • -Place the bronzer/contour where the brown is. 
  • -Place your blush where the pink is. 

Using these photos and a little practice, you will be well on your way to being a contouring expert! 

I love answering your Style File Questions. Let me know if there is anything you want to learn and your question might just end up on the next Style File by Alice! 

Alice xoxo

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